After all the obsession with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and various device manufacturers vowing to update their devices to Android 4.0 one manufacturer has yet to mention the subject – Acer. Acer haven’t been a major manufacturer for android devices but they do have a small range of tablets, named the Iconia series.
The source is tablet-online.pl who have claimed that owners of both the Iconia A100 and the A500 should expect a Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade although this should not be taken to be as reliable as say, Acer themselves. This really is just a rumor for the time being. However even if its true, Iconia owners don’t get too excited; it is expected to be released in early 2012. This comes as no surprise really – Both the Iconia A100 and the A500 are fast tablets with Tegra 250 Dual Cortext A9 processors. These are dual core 1Ghz processors and so clearly the hardware is up to the task of running Ice Cream Sandwich. Both tablets share the same internals but the A100 has a 7″ display running at 1024 * 600 along with 8GB internal storage whereas the A500 has a 10.1″ screen running at 1280 * 768 and 32GB of internal storage.
So, what will Ice Cream Sandwich bring to the tablets? Well it will bring a better camera app, although how useful that is on a tablet is debatable, better speech recognition (still no match for Siri) and of course, face unlocking. So its a good upgrade considering it’s for free but Ice Cream Sandwich on a tablet isn’t that great. It’s main attraction was bringing the lovely honeycomb interface to smartphones which of course was already on the Acer Iconia tablets.
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