Acer Iconia Tab A500 and A100 ICS update coming April 27th


Good news for Acer owners: your Android 4.0 updates are finally starting to trickle out. Early adopters who bought the Iconia Tab A500 when it was one of the only Honeycomb tablets available will feel vindicated that they’ll be getting Ice Cream Sandwich very soon. Both the A500 and the smaller A100 will be seeing updates on April 27th (next Friday) in the United States. Canadians get the update on May 3rd (all the better to watch our Galaxy S III liveblog!) and those in Latin America will get updates for the A100 on April 25th and for the A500 on April 27th.

Both Acer tablets use Tegra 2 processors and a full gigabyte of RAM, a combination that’s been proven to run Ice Cream Sandwich quite well. The 10-inch A500 has a standard 1280×800 and the 7-inch A100 uses 1024×600, again, both tried and tested resolutions. And judging by the rollout of Ice Cream Sandwich on the Iconia Tab A200, the slightly updated 10-inch model, everything should go smoothly. The newer tablet was updated to Android 4.0 back in February.

There are a few unanswered questions yet: one, Acer’s website mentions the updates for Mexico and Brazil separately from Latin America, with only “TBA Mid-April” to go on. And the version number of ICS isn’t mentioned either, though since it’s listed as “4.0.x” across the board, Acer will probably go with 4.0.3 as they did with the A200. At least you won’t need a separate computer to flash the new software – when the time comes, just go to your Settings app and press “About Tablet>System Update>Check Now” to begin the update process. If you’re the impatient type, you could always try the leaked version.

Device Specifications and Information
Device Info

    Device Name : ICONIA A100
    Manufactuer : Acer
    Carrier : NA
    Announced Date : February 14, 2011
    Release Date : June 21, 2011
    Also Known As :

Display

  • Screen Size : 7 Inch
  • Resolution : 600×1024
  • Screen Type : LCD
Dimension & Weight

  • Height : 7.68 Inch
  • Width : 4.61 Inch
  • Depth : 0.52 Inch
  • Weight : 470 Grams
Battery & Power
    Battery Type:
  • Lithium Ion
  • Battery Capacity : 1530 mAh
  • Talk Time : NA
  • Stand By Time : NA
Software
    Android OS:
  • 3.0.x
    Audio Playback:
  • MP3
    Video Playback:
  • MPEG-4 (MP4)

Hardware

    CPU : Tegra 250 Dual Cortex A9
    CPU Clock Speed : 1000 Mhz
    Core : 2
    Ram : 512 MB
    Internal Storage : 8.192 GB
    Front Facing Camera :
    Camera Resolution : 5 MP
    External Storage:
  • MicroSD
  • MicroSDHC
    Camera Features:
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
    Sensors:
  • Accelerometer
    QWERTY :
Cellular Network
    Network Technology:
  • GSM
    GSM Band:
  • 850
  • 900
  • 1800
  • 1900
Device Connectivity
    Wi-Fi:
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
    Bluetooth:
  • Bluetooth 2.0
    Location Features:
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Cellular location
  • Wi-Fi location
    FM Radio :
    NFC :

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[via Droid-Life]


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