Recently Acer has announced that they will be bringing Android’s latest and greatest version to its existing tablet family. The update will be launched for Iconia A100 and Iconia A500 in mid-April. Acer New Zealand Facebook page has published first this news and Acer America has published same news via Twitter.
Acer ANZ wrote via Facebook – Great news, everyone! We’ve just got confirmation from HQ that the Iconia Tab A500 will be getting Ice Cream Sandwich in April. No exact date yet, but we’ll let you know when we have it. What are you looking forward to most in ICS?
Acer America wrote via Twitter – To all Acer Iconia Tab A500 and A100 users, please expect an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade in mid-April! Thank you for your patience.
17 Feb 2012
Acer Iconia Tab Tablets Updated to Android 4.0
SAN JOSE, Calif.—Acer America is now updating its award-winning Acer Iconia™ Tab line of tablets with the latest version of Android 4.0 OS (Ice Cream Sandwich).
The update is being pushed to Acer Iconia Tab A200 customers over-the-air now in the United States and will be completed over the following week. The Acer Iconia Tab A100 7-inch tablet and Acer Iconia Tab A500 10-inch tablet will both be updated in April.
With Android 4.0, the Acer Iconia Tab line will provide new features to give customers more usability and enjoyment from their tablets. Customers will notice the improvements right away—including the faster browser, enhanced app and folder management options, more intuitive navigation, and a completely reimaged design that is more polished with enhanced holographic effects. Plus, customers can more easily customize their Acer tablets and will enjoy improved multitasking and switching between tasks.
“The many enhancements in Android 4.0 OS complement the sleek, powerful and well-designed Acer Iconia Tab tablets to give customers an all-around first-rate experience,” said Paul Tayar, Director Product Marketing—Connected Devices, Acer America. “Customers will experience greater entertainment and productivity with the many new capabilities and features on their tablets.”
In addition, customers will appreciate that Android 4.0 brings them improved integration with Gmail’s email and calendar functions.
Features and enhancements unique to Acer tablets
The new update of Android 4.0 also includes several new features that are unique to Acer tablets. The updated tablets will now feature the highly customizable Acer Ring, making it incredibly natural and easy to get instant access to favorite apps and features. The Acer Ring can be launched with a single touch and lets customers have quick and easy access to apps, surf the web, capture screen images, post photos and status updates to their social networks, and more.
Also unique to the Acer Iconia Tab line with the Android 4.0 update, customers will be able to access their favorite apps directly even when the screen is locked and will enjoy an improved weather widget.
Photos and video enhance memories
Acer Iconia Tab customers will be able to do more with their precious photos and video thanks to the Android 4.0 update. Acer customers will enjoy improved zoom and be able to take snapshots while recording video. Customers will also be able to capture better still images and do more with them due to greater image stabilization and improved integration with third-party apps. Both video clips and photos can be enhanced on the fly, stored and searched for based on various tags, and conveniently stored on Google+.
Since its founding in 1976, Acer has achieved the goal of breaking the barriers between people and technology. Globally, Acer ranks No. 2 for total PCs and notebooks.1 A profitable and sustainable Channel Business Model is instrumental to the company’s continuing growth, while its multi-brand approach effectively integrates Acer, Gateway, Packard Bell, and eMachines brands in worldwide markets. Acer strives to design environmentally friendly products and establish a green supply chain through collaboration with suppliers. Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement, including the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and London 2012 Olympic Games. The Acer Group employs 8,000 people worldwide. Revenues for 2010 reached US$19.9 billion. See www.acer-group.com for more information.