Nov 02 AT 2:06 PM Taylor Wimberly 15 Comments

Acer to underclock the 1 GHz Snapdragon

Underclocking Android phones is nothing new. Motorola underclocked the OMAP3430 processor found in the Verizon Droid from its original clock speed (600 MHz) down to 550 MHz.

We originally thought the Acer Liquid would be a 1 GHz phone since it featured the Snapdragon platform, but we were wrong. French site attended the Acer press conference last month and captured the actual clock speed from one of the presentation slides. Hopefully, one of the other Android-powered Snapdragon phones will ship with the full 1 GHz speed.

The Liquid will run at 768 MHz instead of 1 GHz.

The Liquid will run at 768 MHz instead of 1 GHz.

The Acer Liquid is reported to be available overseas sometime in November and will ship with Android 1.6. Revioo also has a quick video overview of the Acer Liquid posted to YouTube.

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