Android 4.0.3 reportedly rolling out to some lucky Acer A501 customers in Australia


Users in Australia owning an Acer Iconia Tab A501 have reportedly receiving an Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware upgrade. The update apparently upgrades the tablet to firmware build ACER_AV041_A501_1.021.00_WW_GEN1, however according to an Australian Acer representative the upgrade is now postponed for August 13. A few lucky owners managed to pull the update before Acer Australia withdraw the software update.

Here’s what Acer AUS rep said on Whirlpool Forums:

“Whilst the original ETA for the A501 ICS update I received from our PM (Product Management) team was that the update will release starting August 2nd, I have since been informed that the release is now scheduled for 13 August.”

The unlucky majority will have to wait another 10 days before they will be eligible to upgrade to Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

source WhirlPool Forums


  1. Well I was one of the “lukcy” so called ones to get it and I am seeing 2 immediate problems. 1 – I cant seem to set my mobile devices anymore – no 3G!! Or maybe I just missed the setting. 2. Wireless connectivity has some serious issues. Once I connect and then go out and come back it wont connect back to my home network – says network out of range. I have to restart my router each and every time. Anyone else facing those issues?