While manufacturers such as Samsung, HTC, LG, and Huawei are pushing skins for Android, Acer is determined to head in the other direction and leave Android’s UI alone. Speaking to TechRadar, president of Acer’s global smartphone divison, S T Liew, said that Acer didn’t need to “rewrite Android” because Android does a great job of serving up the right user interface.
He also added that the fact Acer doesn’t need to add the overhead of making their own UI means that updates are quicker and customer benefit is increased. While their stance on not reworking the entire UI is strong, Acer will continue to enhance certain features of their own devices that they feel can be improved. The camera, note-taking, and multi-tasking are all area where Acer will continue to add their own UI to.
Have Acer struck the perfect balance? We’re not too sure yet. But it’s clear that the other major manufacturers aren’t quite interested in this route just yet — expect TouchWiz, Sense, and Emotion UI to live on a bit longer.