Iconia Tab A100, the 7-inch Acer tablet is the world’s first Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet, 3.2 being the first tablet-oriented Google mobile operating system made for tablets of under 10 inches in size.
Today, we shall have a complete review on the Tablet’s Hardware, Software, Camera, and Battery life.
Starting with Hardware of Iconia Tab A100, the A100 is much lighter than the 8.9-inch LG G-Slate and holds slightly heavier than the original Galaxy Tab, yet totes more than double the processor speed, has an almost vanilla flavoring of Honeycomb, and is equipped with 2 decent cameras ( front facing and back cameras). Vanilla in this case indicates that there is originally nothing added to the Android that Google’s made save for some organizational apps and 3rd party bonus apps.
A100 sports a lovely amount of brightness with LCD touchscreen display. Meanwhile you will find that the plastic surrounding this complete device and an overall size which is small enough to fit in an adult male’s pants pocket.
Coming to the software, we can find several different cloud apps; which let you to access your media from all directions. There’s Acer’s Clear.Fi, a service working with its latest and most simplified set of menu screens. Next is Media Server; a service which will let you to turn this tablet into a sharing machine, a simple interface capable to turn Photo, Video, and Music on or off with the tap of a button. Acer Sync assists you work with your PC remotely with an easy to download desktop app.
A100 features all the latest apps including, documents, music and games like Nemo, Docs To Go, AUPEO!, MusicA, Tegra-specific app included with the device is HW Solitaire SE, a game which you’ll otherwise be able to find in the Tegra Zone, an app-like portal which will let you in with an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor.
Finally Planner is an email-based notes system, and SocialJogger will let you to connect to the entire social media contacts at once. You can also view Google-set items like Gmail, Google Talk, YouTube, Books, the stock camera and camcorder interfaces, Gallery, Clock, and a surpring bit; instead of a Facebook app, there’s a Facebook shortcut to the web.
The drawer system in A100 can be accessed from several shortcuts like Game Zone, eReading, Multimedia, and Social, each of them the similar as they appeared on the Acer Iconia Tab A500, working same to the homescreens on any Android OS, although with a cool little desk graphic at the bottom of the screen and a fancy grab-and-drop system for adding app shortcuts.
As far as Camera goes, the A100 tablet is equipped with a 5 megapixel camera rating on the back is good. This back-facing camera and the 2 megapixel front facing can be rated to be roughly the alike quality seen on the A500 more than expected they are the similar models in each tablet.
Going to the Battery life of the Iconia Tab A100, Its tough to judge this battery is certainly small compared to its predecessor at 1530 mAh while the A500 was a whopping 3260 mAh. After having the battery on complete charge and having used the device lightly since then, 10 hours in to a day and the battery is at about 28 percent. However, once a hard day’s work of downloading, having multiple apps open, and perhaps even watching an HD video is done, you will be looking at more like 4 or 5 hours tops.
Finally, this tablet is good for a lot of things. winding up the awesome power of the NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor in a medium-sized package, one that’s not a smartphone yet not quite a full-sized tablet makes this device good for some slightly more hardcore up and about games.
On the other hand, it’s thicker than the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, a 10-inch tablet, this tablet has the right to boast itself up as the initial and only tablet to at present be featuring Android 3.2 Honeycomb, again the first tablet-based Google-made mobile OS to be optimized for tablets smaller than 10-inches.
A100 is equipped with an NVIDIA dual-core processor, yet it’s not as large as any other tablet at present featuring that similar utterly awesome amount of power on the market today. In some cases this device is a better fit for hardware and software than the rivalry, be they Android or otherwise.
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