Ladies and gentlemen, today is one of my favourite days. Today is the day that Chromebooks officially launch in Australia!
Google and partners have initially brought two devices to stores, with a third to be following suit shortly thereafter. The Samsung Chromebook and Acer Chromebook can be found right now in select JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman stores, with the HP Chromebook “on its way.” Hooray!
If you’re not a tech aficionado, then I’ll jump into what exactly Chromebooks are for a little. Chromebooks are Google’s own self-developed laptops. They run a custom Google-built operating system called Chrome OS. This OS is built to be fast, secure and provide an always new experience for your computer. It updates automatically when …
We wrote up on Acer’s upcoming tablet about a month ago. We pretty much knew what specs it would have crammed inside and had a good idea of it being a low-cost tablet. However, as most OEMs tend to price their tablets at a slightly higher price, it wasn’t a certainty.
Acer has now come out saying that in the US & Canada the new A110 will go for just $230, marking it as a true competitor for the Nexus 7. It features an HDMI port, as well as supposedly a micro-SD slot too – but this source doesn’t seem to mention it.
Here’s what we know about it:
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- 7-inch display (1024 x 800)
Acer have just announced something very interesting and quite exciting if I might say so myself. Acer will be directly targetting the Nexus 7 and other cheaper Android tablets with their latest offering. That is, the A110. It comes toting a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, an HDMI port and a microSD slot for some expandable memory – things that the Nexus 7 is really missing out on.
There’s no word at all on an Australia release, or an international release at that. However, Acer have annoucned this tablet and it will be arriving in the future. The company has reportedly hinted in the past that they are looking towards sub-$200 tablets, so we could be seeing something incredibly cheap and …
We received word this morning from a reader that the Acer Iconia A501 has begun receiving the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Acer is quite quiet, especially on the Australian front and it is good to see them update their flagship device.
After receiving word from one of our readers we backed it up with a recent Whirlpool forum. Most users of the Iconia A501 are receiving the update and it appears to have started rolling out over the last few days. It appears to be slightly stagnated so don’t go all too crazy if you don’t have the update notification yet.