Acer has officially announced the Iconia Tab A200, its latest Android tablet, though don't expect any Transformer Prime-style performance rivalry here. The Iconia Tab A200 runs Android 3.2 on a Tegra 2 processor, not the newer Tegra 3, promising affordability rather than cutting-edge specs. However, Acer has confirmed that the A200 is in line for an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade come January 2012.
What looks to be the first video promo for Acer's new Iconia Tab A200 tablet has leaked, billing the Android slate as an ideal way to consume and share multimedia. Yet to be officially announced, though spotted in a user-profile among the support data on Acer's site, the A200 is expected to be a budget tablet still running NVIDIA's Tegra 2 rather than the newer quadcore Tegra 3 chipset.
Starting today it appears that GameStop is taking their mobile initiative through a whole new door, not just offering one single tablet (the iPad), but four, the other three being special edition Android tablets from Acer, ASUS, and Samsung. While each of the tablets will be essentially the same sticker price they would be at competing retailers, each comes with a set of seven free games including Dead Space and Madden 12. These tablets are not brand new models, but the game deal certainly is.
Starting at the beginning of next year it seems that Acer will be amongst the first manufacturers to update their existing devices to the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This information comes from Tablet Online who, when speaking with Acer Poland, was told of the release schedule with two devices specifically on the tip. Those two devices come in 2 flavors each, that making this Android 4.0 update ready for dispersal on the Acer Iconia Tab A500, A501, A100, and A101. These tablets may well be the first Android tablets on the market with Ice Cream Sandwich.
If you've been following along with the epic telling of Target Superstore's future in the Mobile business with your humble narrator, you know that they're certainly having an interesting time selling Android tablets. Amid the Apple's iPad 2 sitting always at least one aisle away from the Android selection in a MUCH nicer showing than the Android tablets have ever had and the smartphone wall being dominated by two iPhone displays three times the size of any other smartphone, one would think that Apple would be dominating. As it turns out, one Android tablet in particular may be jumping off the shelves.
Before today's FCC appearance, it was back in February that we last glanced upon this device. We got our first hands-on look at the Acer Iconia Smart S300, a smartphone that, at the time, seemed too massive to be real. Now we know that, not only is it real, 4.8-inches isn't the strangest thing in the world for future smartphone-like devices.
This week Target will be evolving their mobile selection in several places, most notably in the tablet department, where Android tablets will be much closer to the smartphone selection than the iPad 2. For those of you that follow my analytics of the Target department store chain (whose home is right here in sunny Minnesota), you know that I've had more than one conniption fit over both the placement of Android tablets and the arrangement of their entire mobile section in general. Just this morning while picking up some random oddities, I noticed that big red may well have heard my siren call: the Android tablets are now less than 10 feet away from the smartphones.
Today we have the ACER Iconia Tab A501 full of AT&T 4G connectivity to show you. We've been enjoying this tablet over the past week or so, taking the 4G for a ride and checking performance. Android tablets come in all shapes and sizes, this is just one more we can add to the list although not many have full 4G support. Take a glance with SlashGear at a few photos, video, and benchmarks and see if this is the tablet for you.
Say hello to the newest 4G Android tablet, the ACER Iconia Tab A501. What we have here is the twin brother to the popular Tab A500 yet this bad boy has been treated to some AT&T 4G love. Before we get ahead of ourselves I'll start by mentioning this is not 4G LTE, instead it features AT&T 4G HSPA+ speeds. We might not have LTE but she cruises along just fine, that and the dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor helps. Read on below for our first impressions and some hands-on video.
In a rather interesting move from another company you may well have never heard of in your life, GIT Media Group, Inc., have released information regarding two new Android-toting tablet PCs. There's one called the Surge and one called the Pro. The Pro has a Samsung Dual Core Exynos 4210 processor dual-core processor while the Surge has an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor. You'll recognize both of these processors because they're on some of the most well-known Android devices of the day, for example the NVIDIA Tegra 2 sits on almost every single dual-core tablet computer on the market: Motorola XOOM, Acer Iconia Tab A500 (and 501 and 100), Asus Eee Pad Transformer, and the list goes on. The Exynos processor, on the other hand, sits most famously on the brand new-to-USA Samsung Galaxy S II.