Acer's iPad mini challenger, the Iconia A1-830, is upgradeable to Android 4.4 KitKat

Acer's iPad mini challenger, the Iconia A1-830, is upgradeable to Android 4.4 KitKat
Acer announced its new Iconia A1-830 in January, saying that the tablet would be launched sometime this quarter in the US, Canada, and other markets. While we’re not seeing it available anywhere for now, Acer released an A1-830 promo video a few days ago, thus suggesting that its launch nears.

Sporting a 7.9-inch display with a metal-made rear case, the Acer Iconia A1-830 can be considered an iPad mini competitor. However, since its screen resolution is of 768 x 1024 pixels, the tablet can sit only next to the first-generation iPad mini, as the newer iPad mini 2 with Retina Display is in a class of its own.

The Iconia A1-830 will cost $149.99 when it hit shelves. It’ll run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean at launch, but its promo video - embedded below - assures us that it will be updated to 4.4 KitKat at some point. Other features: dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 clocked at 1.6GHz, dual speakers, 5MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, and MicroSD card support.

You can check out our Acer Iconia A1-830 hands-on for a closer look at this 7.9-inch tablet.

source: Acer (YouTube)

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Iconia A1-830-1479
  • OS Android 4.2.1
  • Display 8.0 inches 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware Intel Atom 1GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 4000 mAh


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