Acer Iconia Tab A500 will get Android 3.1 update on July 5 in Germany
The Acer Iconia Tab A500 is one of the more interesting Android Honeycomb tablets on the market, primarily because it’s quite affordable, at least compared to some of the competition (cough, Xoom, cough). While perhaps not being the cheapest 10-inch Android tablet, that award probably being snatched by the Asus Eee Pad Transformer in most markets, Acer’s first effort is a good one nevertheless.
Back in May we heard that the Iconia Tab A500 would get updated to Android 3.1, the latest version of the tablet-optimized fork of Android, sometime in June, alongside the Eee Pad Transformer. The update for the Asus tablet has already started rolling out, but so far there was no word from Acer on what’s going on – after all June is almost over.
So today the company’s German arm decided to post an update about the update on its Facebook page. It turns out that Acer Iconia Tab A500 tablets will be updated to Android 3.1 on July 5, at least those bought in Germany. It’s unclear at the moment if this date is also when a European rollout of the update will begin, or perhaps a global one. We’ll let you know more as soon as we do.
What we do know right now is that, as expected, the update will come over-the-air, and as such your tablet will notify you that the update is available, at which point you can download and install it.