Ice Cream Sandwich flavoring Acer A100, A500 next week

The 7-inch and 10-inch tablets will be receving the Android 4.0 update on Friday, April 27.

Acer's A100 and A500 tablets are due for a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich.
Acer's A100 and A500 tablets are due for a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich. CNET

Owners of Acer's Iconia Tab A100 and A500 tablets can look forward to a dollop of Ice Cream Sandwich in another week and a half.

An Acer support document confirmed that the two tablets are scheduled be on the receiving end of Android 4.0 in the U.S. on April 27. Other countries, including Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Latin America, will also receive the update on or around the same time, but all updates should be out and about by the first week of May.

Released last summer with Android 3.0 Honeycomb, the Acer A100 is a 7-inch tablet with a 1024x600-pixel display, a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, and 1GB of RAM. Its larger cousin, the A500, sports a 10.1-inch screen with many of the same specs but ups the resolution to 1,280x800 pixels.

Owners of Acer's A200 tablet have already received the latest version of Android. But those of you with an A501 are out luck for now, as the update has yet to be scheduled or even planned, according to Acer.

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Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.

 

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