Toshiba AC100: exclusive screenshots
As I mentioned in my preview of the Toshiba AC100 last week, the adapted version of Google Android 2.1 powering the mobile internet device is still very much under development. But Toshiba has recently sent me some more screenshots of it in action.
1. The home screen
Here’s the most important screen of all: Home sweet Home. You’ll immediately note the four distinct “tabs” down the bottom, and the quick launch bar of pre-supplied apps.
What isn’t so obvious is that this is one of five “home” screens, but take a look at the top-right and you can see it’s the middle screen, as denoted by the bubble.
2. All the apps
I also mentioned in my first-look review that I was impressed by all the apps that were already on show, and you can see them here in their full glory. To access this screen (or to hide it), you just press the grid of buttons found on the bottom of the screen at the right.
3. DataViz Documents To Go
Toshiba is working in partnership with DataViz to provide a full-screen version of Documents To Go that provides full editing capabilities, but strips out certain features – such as the word count in the word processor.
You also can’t create new documents, but (as I mentioned in the first look) that’s easy enough to get round: just create a blank document on your PC, sync it across and use it as a virtual template via the wonder known as “Save As”.
Documents To Go also includes a spreadsheet, PDF viewer and presentation tool, and I include screenshots of them all below (and yes, the PDF viewer does look rather similar to the presenter):
4. File Manager
The AC100 includes an SD card slot and a USB port: just plug in your card or drive and their contents will appear in Toshiba’s File Manager. Right now, it’s best described as basic and functional, but it does offer a simple way to access and transfer files directly.
5. Picture gallery
And finally, for now at least, the picture viewer. Simply double-click on a picture to view it.