New Android tablets are almost too common these days, with manufacturers announcing new devices seemingly all the time. Most of them are fairly similar, but occasionally one or two are a bit better than the others. So while Acer hasn’t had great luck with their past Android tablets, their latest 7-inch offering may just have a chance, if only because it is much like Google’s popular Nexus 7.
Called the Acer A110, the tablet has a 7-inch display, Tegra 3 processor, and most importantly Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It also reportedly fits into the same price point as the Nexus 7, costing approximately $250 US (converted from pounds sterling). It does fall flat compared to the competition in the display department, as it packs only a 1024 x 600 resolution compared to the 1280 x 800 of the Nexus 7. However, it has the advantage of including a microSD slot, something that in itself is often enough to sway a potential buyer.
Although the Iconia Tab A110 isn’t the most exciting tablet on the market, it is a viable contender, and a good alternative to the Nexus 7 for those who need an SD card slot. Not only that, it is also nice to see the 7-inch tablet market expanding even more, not with cheap, no-name tablets, but with big-name manufacturer products with the latest version of Android.[ZDNet]