It has been quite an eventful day. Acer kept us real busy with a plethora of new devices. Google is also making headlines with the latest rumors and price cuts. You will want to read more about these topics, so stick around.
The Nexus program has been one of the most popular movements to come from the Search Giant. These pure Google devices offer no compromise, quality and often awesome prices. But there will be some major changes to the Nexus program, if the latest rumors are to be believed.
The Nexus program is said to be replaced by what is being called “Android Silver”, a program that would help bring better Android devices to the market. Google would commit to offer marketing resources in exchange for manufacturers making devices for this program (or offering current smartphones).
Manufacturer would have to follow certain rules, of course. Android Silver devices will have to run pure (or almost pure) Android, with very little customizations, if any. In addition, they would have to guarantee timely updates and no bloatware.
Opinion: Android Silver sounds like an amazing program. It really is what we always wanted the Nexus program to be. Will we ever see it coming to light? Google IO is right around the corner!
Are you looking for a new device? The Google Play Store may have just the right deal for you, especially if you like huge screens. The Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition is now discounted by $200. This means it can be yours for just $449, which is not a bad deal for the legendary phablet.
Some specs include the titanic 6.4-inch 1080p display, a 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 8MP/2MP cameras and a 3000 mAh battery. It’s really quite a powerful smartphone!
We are not sure if this is a permanent discount or not, so you should act fast if you are interested.
Opinion: I know many of you don’t like these huge smartphones, but I happen to be a fan of them. I love being able to type fast without making errors, and bigger screens make for awesome typing experiences.
Acer just went nuts at New York City, announcing device after device. We were at the event and got some nice hands-on time with the Acer Aspire Switch 10, the Acer Iconia Tab 7 and the Iconia One 7. These are great devices, but there is much more coming from Acer.
Acer also announced the Liquid J, a midrange smartphone that is the perfect companion to their Liquid Leap (smartwatch). In addition, the company also expressed its plans to release a new Chromebook.
Said Chrome OS laptop would come with the same design and overall performance of the current Acer C720, but it would come with a more powerful 1.7 GHz Intel Core i3 Haswell processor.
Opinion: Today’s Acer devices are not exactly mind-blowing, but they will offer some good options depending on what you are looking for. I am most excited about the super affordable Acer Iconia One 7 and the new Chromebook. How about you?