Friday, July 8, 2011

Acer Finally Rolls Out Android 3.1 Update for Iconia Tab A500

Acer Iconia Tab A500Have you recently purchased or been given a new Acer Iconia Tab A500? If so, are you lamenting over the fact that many other tablets have Android 3.1 and you don't? Well, if any of that rings true for you, don't fret any longer because the Iconia Tab A500 from Acer is the next device in the long line of products to get the Android 3.1 upgrade.

While it was a little later than consumers had first imagined, Acer did manage to start rolling out the Android 3.1 upgrade for the Iconia Tab A500 on Wednesday. This recent update has all the nifty little features we saw at Google I/O including a deeper multitasking system, resizable widgets and support for USB host devices like a camera.

In addition to adding new things, this update also removes some things. A number of quirks have been removed like respecting the orientation lock when the tablet is at the lock screen, among other things.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was the first tablet to receive the Android 3.1. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 had the fortunate experience of shipping with Android 3.1 out of the box. A few select Xoom users are also getting the upgrade as well.

Acer has yet to say how quickly the owners of the Iconia Tab A500 will get the upgrades. Usually, in terms of upgrades like this, the update pushes out over the course of a couple of days to a couple of weeks. A lot of the time the update will automatically show up but a manual check of your tablet may allow you to receive the update earlier.

Source: Electronista - Acer Iconia Tab A500's Android 3.1 update goes live

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