Last week we reported that Acer was unable to reach its launch date for their Acer Iconia Tab A100 and needed to push back the launch into the second half of 2011. Acer didn’t announce why the launch date had been missed, but it was thought the delay was due to hardware.
However new information from a source close to Acer has now revealed that the problem and delays could be related to issues with the Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system and its compatibility with 7-inch displays.
The source close to Acer have revealed to the Digitimes website that :
Since Android 3.0 was specifically designed for 10-inch display, Acer has found that many applications are incompatible with its 7-inch device. Therefore, the company has decided to postpone the launch of the product, the sources said.
The source also revealed that Acer might be delaying their Iconia Smart smartphone launch from until July due to component shortages caused by the recent earthquakes in Japan.
Source : DigitimesFiled Under: Android News, Tablet News, Technology News