Acer ics 2

You're probably getting used to OEMs being conveniently vague about dates of Ice Cream Sandwich rollouts. Well, Acer has seen fit to set the record straight and clue everyone into the update schedule for the Iconia Tab A100 and A500 Android tablets. Both devices will begin getting the update on April 27, which is a mere 10 days from now. The A200 got its update way back in February.


Update: Mexico and Brazil updates clarified:


The aforementioned April date is only for the US variant of the devices, though. Latin America is actually getting its updates under way a few days earlier, but sadly, Iconia A100 owners in Canada will have to wait until May 3. Mexico and Brazil will be left hanging until some nebulous "mid-April" date that might be Acer's way of saying "eventually."

The Android 4.0 update (early versions of which leaked in February) will bring a faster interface, Acer's Ring feature for quick access to apps and settings, and better image capture. You can start mashing the update button very soon, but until then - patience.

[Source via Droid life]

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  • Richard

    Users in Spain and France received the ICS update OTA today.

    • Mikes

      Source ? Acer didn't said anything officially about Europe users.

    • Pebfold007

      any idea when the UK will get the update?

  • Tyler Chappell

    Finally! Now where's Sammy with ICS for the 10.1?

  • A500user

    Can't wait for the update :-)

    • Darendao

      somehow the update is available here in canada. I upgrade it via the offical load.

  • Broco Gutiérrez

    What does mean TBA Mid-April? I have an A500 and I'm in México. Thanks

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      It's unclear, but normally it means to be announced.

      • Broco Gutiérrez

        Thank you

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Acer just posted an updated timeline with Mexico and Brazil dates clarified - the post has been updated to reflect this.

  • No

    What about that little place called THE UK ?

  • Jamie

    still waiting for the update in Canada

  • Mary Goering

    i have the acer iconia a100 i got the update but it did not change to 4.0 i have the acer iconia a500 and it change to the 4.0