Although it didn't have too much success with its Android devices, it seems that Acer continues to support some of them with updated software.
An official Android 2.3.3 ROM for Acer Liquid Metal has been leaked and is available for download courtesy of the MoDaCo member who goes by the name “LIQUID_USER.”
The Liquid Metal was launched in November 2010 with Android 2.2 Froyo on board, but market performance stats are not available.
According to the guys over at MoDaCo, a Gingerbread software upgrade is in the works, but no rumors regarding the release date have emerged yet.
Furthermore, users that flashed the Android 2.3.3 update report that the device's interface is snappier, but graphics seems a little buggy when the phone is being tested with the Neocore and Quadrant benchmarks. Also, all games seem to be lagging with the new ROM.
Apparently, the handset manufacturer also improved the Acer UI that runs on top of Android, but failed to correct the issue that limits the FPS output (frames per second).
Those who experience issues with the speaker, which is not as loud as before the upgrade, should try to disable the Dolby option to correct the problem.
Still, as this is only a leak, the company might solve these problems before rolling out the official software update.
Acer Liquid Metal owners who want to flash the leaked ROM need to use the “Acer Download tools” software. In addition, the program requires 20 MB of free internal memory, as well as 300 MB storage on the SD card.
Unfortunately, this is not a global software update, so the ROM can only be flashed on European phones.
Rumors also suggest that Acer might be working on a major software update for Liquid/Liquid E, but no further details have been disclosed yet.