Acer Iconia Tab A110 to launch running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean after all?
After many months passed without us hearing anything about it, the Acer Iconia Tab A110 popped back up on our radar yesterday. That’s when we got some new info about the 7-inch tablet, such as the fact that it will be released in the UK in September.
That leaked intel had the tablet running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upon launch, with an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean coming soon after. But now an online retailer has put up a pre-order page for the device, and on it there are some pretty nice official-looking renders of the A110. Only thing is, it looks like the tablet is running Jelly Bean already.
Furthermore, eBuyer’s specs mention the newest version of Android too. So maybe, just maybe, Acer was able to swap ICS for JB at the last moment – to make its Iconia Tab A110 an even more worthy competitor to the Asus-made Google Nexus 7.
Still, the point about future software updates still stands. While you’re almost guaranteed those with the Nexus 7, in the Iconia’s case that will all be up to Acer.
Interestingly, eBuyer expects to start shipping the Iconia Tab A110 on October 1. That’s not ‘at the end of September’ like we heard yesterday, but it’s close enough.