Acer has announced that they are going to try their hand at developing a gaming-centric Android tablet which will be to go along their Predator gaming PC brand. This announcement came during the company’s announcement-filled press conference today in New York. Even the design of the tablet will compliment the red and black angular design of Acer’s Predator PCs.
Acer Extend is an upcoming app which lets users stream Android phones and tablet screens to Windows 8 PCs and tablets. With Extend, you can play an Android game on your PC screen via a W-Fi connection or through a USB cable.
GameStop has expanded into the mobile market even further by announcing the availability of Android tablets in more than 1,600 of its stores across the United States. There are a handful of tablet models right now, which should be enough to prevent GameStop customers from getting overwhelmed. You can also purchase the tablets online with free shipping.
Gameloft has announced that they are giving a few titles away today for free but there is a catch. To get the free games you have to be an owner of an Acer Icnoia A500 or A501 tablet. For those of you who don’t know about these tablets, it’s a Tegra dual-core Honeycomb tablet from Acer who is also gearing up to release the rumored A700 and A701 Tegra 3 tablets early next year.
Over the past 24 hours or so there have been plenty of rumors floating around about upcoming Tegra 3 quad-core tablets that could be heading our way. While the Asus Transformer Prime is official, Lenovo recently got some news time with their apparent Tegra 3 tablet that is coming. Now HTC and Acer are joining the party.
If you are in the market for a new Android tablet and what one of those nifty dual-core Honeycomb tablets but don’t have $800 (XOOM) to drop on one, or even $530 on contract (G-Slate), you’ll be pleased to know that Acer is releasing theirs for a mere $449.99 and is on Best Buy right now for those wanting to pre-order one.
This Acer prototype tablet just keeps popping up everywhere it seems at CES regardless of what booth we go to. Don’t get me wrong, I love playing with it, especially when it concerns 3D games. Snooping around the Verizon booth we spotted it again and once taking a closer look at it, we spotted the Asphalt 6 icon.
This is a very prototype Android tablet and we were told that even the cosmetics on the body and possibly even the body shape itself will change before the production release. It will be running Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) and it will be a dual-core Android tablet thanks to the Tegra 2 chip inside.
We have some pretty sweet tablets available to us now like the Galaxy Tablet and in the near future such as the Notion Ink and it seems that Acer is getting into the game too. They are releasing anything half-assed either with their upcoming 10.-inch and 7-inch tablets that they just announced today at the Acer press conference.