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Acer Iconia Tabs set to get ICS update

Android 4.0 arriving to the Iconia range of devices from Acer, however now only the A200 will receive the update on the air, other models will receive the updates by the end of April

Almost all the Tablet manufacturers are engaged in upgrading their devices with the latest Android platform. Now it’s turn for Acer as well to upgrade its Iconia Tabs to Ice Cream Sandwich. They have already started the process and are expected to complete with the updates on all of their models by the end of April, as reported by Acer.

They will update their Iconia models one by one through the air with Android 4.0. Initially they will start with A200 model in the US, which will be completed by next week. Other models like the 10-inch Iconia Tab A500 and the 7-inch A100 might receive the upgrades by the end of April in the US. However, they have not commented anything on when the updates will be delivered worldwide.

According to a statement released by Acer the new OS will improve some of the features which will include the tablet navigation and usage, and will make it much easier. The user interface is also expected to improve and the users will find it much easier to manage applications and folders.

Along with all these Acer also mentioned that the Web browser will be improved and the multitasking feature will also work in a much better way. The key tablet applications can now be accessed by the users in a much easier way because of the new application called Acer Ring. It also allows for users to take pictures as well as post them on some social networking site.

The NFC facility available with the Android 4.0 platform will not be available with this device as these tablets don’t have the required hardware. Acer will also be providing AcerCloud for the users which will later allow images, videos and documents that would be stored for free and will be stored online through a service offered by the Company.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-02-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)