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Android 4.0 Update Coming To Acer A500 And A100 In April

Acer has just announced their update plans for Android 4.0, at least for two of its slates: the A500 and A100. These tablets will receive an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich in late April, the day of arrival varying from location to location.

Android 4.0 is going to be served over-the-air starting on 25th April, on the Acer A100. This applies to those living in Mexico, Brazil and Latin America. Two days later, US residents will get it also, with Canada following shortly after, on 3rd May.

As for the A500, Android ICS will be delivered starting around 27th April. The update is expected to hit US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Latin America in the same day. It's worth mentioning that Acer has "no update planned" for the Iconia Tab A501, the latest of the series.

Acer has yet to announce what actual version of ICS will be served, so users can also expect Android 4.0.4. Once the update is applied, the tablet will be enhanced with a refined and evolved user interface, resizable widgets, new lock screen actions (such as changing the song or pausing it), home screen folders and favourites tray, improved text input and enhanced spell-checking

In addition, incoming calls can now be responded to much quicker - plus there's a new powerful voice input engine, and owners can use swipe actions to dismiss notifications, tasks and browser tabs whilst taking advantage of the new network data control features.

Source: Acer (opens in new tab)