We learned at the end of last week that Acer was to launch a new Android handset called Stream. In a recent post we mentioned some specs of the handset along with a video, but Darren Murph from Engadget was on hand at Computex 2010 for a closer look.
The Acer Stream will run on Android 2.1, but Murph notes that the handset longs for 2.2 Froyo. It is a wonder why handset makers like Motorola, HTC and Acer wish to launch a new device with a slower more power hungry mobile OS. Although we do have to point out that it takes Google longer to offer the updates due to custom UIs.
Having said that, you will still not be disappointed with the Acer Stream and its aging OS – thanks to that 3.7-inch AMOLED display and the 1GHz Snapdragon processor, which is a staple diet of any Android phone these days. Murph noted that the Stream is much lighter than other Android handsets on the market – although anything is lighter than the Motorola Droid.
Speaking of Froyo, it should not be long after release that the Stream would see the upgrade. Looking at recent events, it seems that Google is offering the upgrade to the most powerful handsets – the Stream falls into that category.