New Android-powered Acer model appears to be in the works

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Acer isn’t known for their Android smartphones, but it appears that the company is working on one. The Jade Primo S58A was just tested on Geekbench running Android Marshmallow.

The Acer Jade Primo S58 is Windows 10 powered, which we could presume is where the Jade Primo S58A got its name from. The Android model is expected to include most of the same design elements and hardware specifications as its brother. The device ran through Geekbench not too long ago and posted a single-core score of 1133 and a multi-core score of 2957. As a result, there’s nothing to staggering here.

The reason this is important is because Acer hasn’t launched an Android model in quite some time. Other than the fact the device runs Marshmallow, the benchmark revealed a Snapdragon 808 processor and 3GB of RAM. These are the same specifications that its windows counterpart has. The Android model could be a sign that Acer is trying to get back into the Google ecosystem and run from Windows, which hasn’t given the company that much success when it comes to smartphones. It could also just be a backup in case the windows-oriented Jade Primo doesn’t reach the company’s expectations. Either way, I’m sure Android users won’t mind another mid-range offering.

The device could be released as early as MWC 2016, which is inching closer by the day. Let’s hope we hear more in the weeks ahead.

Source: Geekbench
Via: Ubergizmo


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Doug was raised in New York and currently attends Muhlenberg College where he is majoring in Accounting. He has been a die-hard Google and Android enthusiast ever since he purchased the Samsung Galaxy Vibrant. Doug strongly prefers Android over competitors for its customization, flat Material Design and exceptional integration with Google Services. Currently, Doug switches between the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Nexus 5X, and travels with a Nexus 9. In addition, Doug wears an Android Wear smartwatch and has other gadgets such as a Nexus Player and Cardboard viewer. Aside from writing with Talk Android, Doug enjoys testing new applications, designing concepts and studying Android application development all while attempting to keep up with the rapid world of technology. He’s hopeful that his high productivity will make lives easier and more meaningful. Doug’s dream is to attend Google I/O.