Hands on with the Pre-Honeycomb Acer Iconia A501 Android tablet

Acer Iconia Tab A501

On Tuesday, AT&T announced it would begin selling the 4G Acer Iconia Tab A501 in the second quarter of 2011. Naturally, it became one of the devices on my list to get some hands-on time with.

The tablet, however, wasn't out on the show floor of CTIA this week like it was last month at Mobile World Congress. That's because the devices on display there were running FroYo, and the model AT&T announced this week will be running Gingerbread.

Still, Nvidia gave me a little rundown today of some of the graphical advantages the 1GHz Dual core Tegra 2 processor will provide, even if it was on the FroYo version of the Iconia Tab and not the Gingerbread version.

The comparison between high and low resolution graphics modes (i.e. "With Tegra/Without Tegra") is at approximately 55 seconds in the video embedded below.

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