Acer yesterday announced its first Android smartphone, the Acer Liquid. In what’s becoming the hip thing to do, Acer joined the Open Handset Alliance (OHA) and went all in with its own open-source smartphone.
In a press release, Acer said that “Liquid” runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor and Android 1.6 (a.k.a. Donut). The Liquid features a high-definition capacitive touch screen (WVGA) and integration of Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Picasa and Flickr in the address book, with real-time notification of status or content updates.
Acer was mum about further specs, availability and pricing. However, with the recent release of a netbook running the Android platform, which is available for pre-order on Amazon, it’s clear that yet another device maker is interested in going Google with the rest of the pack.
Over the last two months, Samsung, Motorola and HTC have all unveiled significant Android devices. Additionally, the European OEM INQ, as well as Kyocera, have announced plans to move forward with Android.