Acer Joins Open Handset Alliance, Android Phones On the Way
Today Acer announced that it officially joined the Google-led Open Handset Alliance. It also indicated that it will launch phones based on the Android operating system, with one hitting the market by the fourth quarter of 2009. Acer didn't say which countries this device would be offered in, nor which mobile network operators might offer it. The OHA already has over 40 members.
Acer Says Liquid Zest Plus to Reach US In July
Acer recently revealed that the Liquid Zest Plus smartphone will go on sale in the U.S. for $199 beginning in July.
Acer's Liquid Zest Plus Packs 5,000mAh Battery
Acer today provided a preview of the Liquid Zest Plus, an Android phone that features a 5,000mAh battery with Quick Charge support that provides "days" of uptime. Other than the battery, the Liquid Zest Plus includes an average feature set, including a 5.5-inch HD screen, MediaTek processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of storage.
Acer Jade Liquid Primo Hits Microsoft Store
Acer's Jade Liquid Primo landed in the Microsoft Store today for $649. The device runs Microsoft's Windows 10 platform with Cortana, OneDrive, and Office.
Android Apps Headed to Google's Chromebooks
Google today said its Chrome operating system will soon have access to the Google Play Store and the Android apps therein. ChromeOS will support all Android phone and tablet apps, including games, productivity apps, and social networking.