It seems that Acer is also looking to have a slice of the budget Android tablet pie. The Acer Iconia B1 was a great hit in some parts of the world last year and we were hoping that the company will soon release the follow up. While there were rumors about the Acer Iconia B1 part 2 being released in the fall, it seems that Acer is gearing up to hog the summer budget blockbuster spot this time around.
DigiTimes reports that the Taiwanese manufacture is moving its schedule a bit and is shifting the device release dates closer to summer. Previously the company was scheduled to bring the latest Acer Iconia B1 in August, but the report states that the next Acer Iconia B1 will be arriving as soon as June this year. Moving the schedule from end of 2013 to June 2013 is not a small move, and many who were observing the trends are terming this aggressive. Although it may look a little harsh, but is for the best. Companies like Acer have suffered a lot from the hands of the company which makes the Android OS.
Google has certainly struck fear in the hearts of other manufactures like HP and Acer by releasing the extremely powerful yet cheap Nexus 7. The tech giant is also supposed to announce the next version of Nexus 7 soon. This may be the reason behind Acer releasing the Acer Iconia B1 second gen a little early. A smart move indeed, why try to best the beast when you can easily avoid confrontation. Acer reportedly also has a 10 inch tablet in the works, which is slated to release around August. The 10 inch tablet will be budget friendly and will compete with tablets from Lenovo and HP. Let’s hope that Acer has some nifty tricks up its sleeves to attract customers.