Acer’s Iconia tablets to receive Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in January
Ever since Google unveiled Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich last week, reports have started coming in about the various Android device makers’ timelines for updating their respective products to the now newest version of Google’s mobile operating system. And while we still haven’t heard many concrete announcements, this is obviously something that every company is considering right now. In the following weeks we’ll probably know all there is to know about their promises, and then the waiting game begins.
Anyway, Acer may be one of the first to the market with updates for tablets. According to Tablet-Online.pl, Acer Poland has said that the updates to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for its Iconia tablets (the 7-inch A100, and the 10.1-inch A500 and A501) will arrive in January of 2012. That seems far away now, sure, but the truth is that this may prove to be one of the more timely updates to ICS, if Acer sticks to this timeline. These things get delayed often, so if you own an Iconia tablet, keep your fingers crossed.
One thing’s certain. The Iconia line will not be updated to ICS this year. So in case you were hoping for that, you’ll be disappointed. Still, Acer has to be commended for speaking about this so soon, and having an actual timeline no less.