According to an Acer spokesperson, the company has official made plans to roll out Jelly Bean to the Iconia Tab A110, A210 and the A510 before the end of this year. On a less happy note, they also confirmed that the A100, A200, and A500 would not receive the update most likely due to limitations in the hardware.
By the end of the year may seem like a long wait, but it’s most definitely better than never. Keep your head up, Iconia owners.
Acer is quietly making some very nice Android tablets at some good prices, but if you didn’t know it, you would never give them a second look. Acer has just announced their newest tablet, the A700 as a newer version to their ICONIA line and has packed a full 1080p HD screen into their already very solid tablet.
The resolution has been bumped up to 1920 x 1200 and fits very nicely with the Tegra 3 processor underneath. And maybe the best part of the tablet, other than the fact that it already runs an almost stock version of Ice Cream Sandwich, is that the tablet still packs an insane amount of battery, one that has been said to last 10 hours under heavy use. We reviewed the A510 (read the review here) and loved our time with it. The A700 seems to be a decent upgrade to the line while still keeping a low price. Pre-orders for this tablet are live today for $449.99. What do you think? Enough specs for you at that price point?
It seems like every few months there is a new Android tablet coming out with a little bit better specs than the tablet before it. It may seem like that because it’s true, which makes it very difficult for people to decide when to jump into the Android tablet game and at what price. While they may not be one of the big names in Android like Samsung or ASUS, Acer’s Iconia Tab A510 is looking to be your high-end Android tablet at the low-end price. The question is, does it deliver? (more…)
The Acer A500 Ice Cream Sandwich update is supposed to be available today for all owners. On Wednesday, a lucky few received the update early, but the rest should have it today. In order to make sure the process goes off without a hitch, Acer has an app in the Play Store for you to download that should help. We aren’t exactly sure what the app does other than check to see that the update is available, but you might as well grab it so that you don’t run into any problems.
Last week we learned that Acer was planning to rollout an Ice Cream Sandwich update to both the A500 and A100 by April 27. Well, it looks like they may have started 2 days early, as one of our readers received Android 4.0.3 today. If you own either the A500 or A100, be sure to cruise into Settings>About and check for the update. You may be able to pull it a few days earlier than planned. (more…)
Acer has placed an exact date at which they intend to pump out Ice Cream Sandwich to users of the A500 Iconia tablet, along with the A100 model. The update should be hitting both models April 27, 10 days from now, and will bring the tablet up to the Android “4.0.X.”
Acer’s new Iconia Tab A510 was announced this morning for North America. This is their first quad-core Tegra 3 effort and will run customers $449 if interested. At that price, you get Android 4.0, a 10.1″ screen, special Olympic Games branding on the back, Polaris office suite, 12 hours of battery life, 32GB of storage, 1GB of RAM, dual cameras, and again, the power of Tegra 3. The A510 can be pre-ordered today, however, Acer has not given a specific date for when it may actually arrive in your hands or stores.
We fondled a similar tab at CES and came away impressed for the most part. The price isn’t bad for a quad-core processor and 32GB of storage, but can it steal consumers away from the iPad or Transformer Prime? (more…)
It may be hard to believe, but there are devices still out there that have not received the update to Ice Cream Sandwich yet. I know, it’s unbelievable. The Toshiba Thrive and the Acer Iconia tablets are just two of the devices on that list. Well, you can now mark off the Iconia tablet, as Acer has begun to push out ICS to the A200 tablet starting last Friday. Congrats, Iconia owners.
As for the Thrive, owners have until the end of Spring to receive it on their devices, so the wait could be a couple more months. Word from Toshiba’s PR Manager is that both the 10.1″ and 7″ variations of the device will receive the Ice Cream love around that time frame. Could be worse – you could own a Thunderbolt.
Via: Computer World, PC Mag