Acer Iconia Tab A100 delayed over Honeycomb display issues? £449

25th May 2011 | 11:46

Acer Iconia Tab A100 delayed over Honeycomb display issues?

Screen size compatibility to blame

TechRadar rating:

3.5 stars

A very good tablet that beats the BlackBerry PlayBook in its performance but sits slightly behind the Motorola Xoom because of its less attractive design

Like:

720p video playback; More rugged than most; Bright screen; Docking station; USB port;

Dislike:

Shorter than average battery life; Short charger cable; Wide bezel; No video rentals; Some minor crashes;

The reason behind the delay to the Acer Iconia Tab A100 may be OS compatibility, according to industry insiders.

It seems that Acer is having a bit of trouble getting Android 3.0 to work properly with the 7-inch display, because Honeycomb was designed for a 10-inch screen.

What's more, applications are proving a bit of a pain, with many Honeycomb apps "incompatible" with the 7-inch device.

Bit of a wait

The same problems are likely to abound for HTC, which promises an imminent Honeycomb update to the 7-inch HTC Flyer, currently running Android 2.3.

Iconia Tab A100 fans will be left waiting until August or September for Acer to iron out these issues.

It's not been a great month for Acer; the company has also had to delay the 5-inch Iconia Smart Android handset until July, although that's thought to be down to component shortages rather than any Android issues.

From Digitimes via Slashgear

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