Acer Iconia Tab A500 and A100 will be updated to Android 4.0 ICS starting April 27

The Acer Iconia Tab A500 and A100 were supposed to get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates starting mid-April (hence about now). Unfortunately, this won’t happen, as the updates have been delayed a bit.

Now Acer is officially stating that the two tablets will receive ICS starting April 27 in the US. In Canada, the A500 should get the new version of Android the same day, while A100 users will have to wait until May 3.

Owners of the Iconia Tab A501 will be disappointed to find out that Acer doesn’t plan to update this model to ICS. I really don’t understand why, since this is similar to the A500, with the sole difference that it features 3G connectivity.

Via Droid-life

Author: Florin

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    I feel bad for the ppl who got the 501 but I sure am happy that I got a A500. I’m already impressed with the Iconia a500 & expect have not had any real problems with it. The only small problem I’ve run into is the fact that the memory gets eaten up when streaming multiple videos from the web. After streaming say a couple episodes of your favorite show it tends to bog the system right down and eventually kicks you out of your browser. I hope ICS helps solve this problem & from the ridiculously long amount of time it took for ACER to release the update I’m sure that they’ve done alot of work on making this a flawless device. The Aluminum casing was what got my attention when I was in the market for a tablet, and with ICS running on the super fast Tegra 2 chip inside of its stylish and extremely durable brushed aluminum outer shell this is set to be a total beast. I got ICS 4.0.4 on my NEXUS S a couple weeks ago & it made it like having a brand new phone, So with this update on my ICONIA a500 its like I’ve got 2 new devices for free this month. I’m all smiles this month. I’ll be sticking with both these companies for my future purchases simply because of them updating their devices with the next major update after the one they were shipped with. Every device should be updated with the next major update then it’s time to buy a new one. —KID ANDROID

  • Technica

    Where is the information coming from that Acer is not going to update the A501? Keeping in mind that several weeks ago the table above said “no update planned” against the A500.
    Acer is a company that does not inform customers, so where have they said what you claim?