Last week we reported Amazon was selling an Android netbook from Acer and I went ahead and ordered one for fun. I normally hate unboxing videos (except for Noah from Phonedog), but many people requested one so I filmed a quick video.
I’ve only had the netbook for about 24 hours, but here are some of my findings:
- Ships with a custom version of Android 1.5
- No Google apps or Android Market
- Includes a Firefox browser, which is actually Minefield (a trunk build from Mozilla)
- Camera application works with built in web cam
As we discussed on the last Androidguys podcast, my expectations were really low for the Android side of this netbook. I have only just begun using it and will post a full review in the coming days. However, my initial impression is that Acer did not put much work into customizing Android for a netbook. We know Google has decided to go with Chrome OS for netbooks, so this might be one of the few Android netbooks that you can actually purchase.
Check out the video and leave any comments, questions, or requests you would like me to address in the full review.
Amazon.com is currently offering the Acer AOD250-1613 for $349.99.