From InfoWorld: Acer plans to launch its first non-Windows smartphone in the second half of this year, according to company representatives.
The world's third largest PC vendor last month announced its first ever family of smartphones, called Tempo. All of the handsets use Microsoft's Windows Mobile OS.
Officials at the announcement event hinted at future Acer smartphones using other OSes, including Google's Android, but provided few details.
Acer representatives in Taipei say the first non-Windows OS smartphones by the company will hit world markets later this year, though they also declined to say which OS the handsets will use.
Google Android has won accolades as a new alternative software for smartphone makers. The first smartphones with Android on board came out in the U.S. late last year, and they were made by Taiwan's High Tech Computer (HTC).
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