Acer issued a press release this morning regarding Iconia Tab series and the upcoming software upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware.
While an Android 4.0 software update is already deploying to Iconia Tab A200 tablets, we can’t say the same about A100 and A500. An upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich for A100 and A500 is due to arrive in April.
Along with this new build, both (A100 & A500) will receive the Acer Ring launcher (already on the A200) a customized lockscreen launcher which gives quick access to Volume controls, Apps and Bookmarks.
ACER ICONIA TAB TABLETS UPDATED TO ANDROID 4.0
Acer Transitions Popular Iconia™ Tab Line to Android 4.0 to Give Customers More Features and Capabilities
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 17, 2012 – 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 tablet and will enjoy improved multitasking and switching between tasks. They will also appreciate improved integration with Gmail’s email and calendar functions.
“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 new capabilities and features on their tablets.”<