Android 4.1 ported to the Acer Iconia Tab A500 (unofficially)

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

The Acer Iconia Tab A500 is a tablet with a 10.1 inch display and NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor. It sells for about $399, but you can pick up a refurbished model from Overstock.com for just $290. While the tablet first shipped with Android 3.0 Honeycomb last year, Acer offers an over-the-air Android 4.0 […]

Acer Iconia Tab A500 gets buggy, unofficial Android 4.1 build

Acer Iconia Tab A500 with Android 4.1

Google plans to release the source code for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in mid-July. But some people don’t want to wait that long to start running the software on their phones and tablets. Some folks have already ported the version of Jelly Bean running on the phones Google distributed to developers this week to run […]

Deals of the Day (4-26-2012)

Acer Iconia Tab A500

The Acer Iconia Tab A500 was one of the first tablets to ship with an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor and Android 3.0 operating system when it hit the streets last year. Now Acer has started to roll out an Android 4.0 software update for the tablet, meaning that while the device is nearly […]

Android 4.0 updates arrive for Acer, Sony tablets

Sony Tablet S with Android 4.0 and small apps

Acer and Sony have started rolling out Android 4.0 software updates for tablets that shipped with Android 3.x. We’d already heard that Sony and Acer would be rolling out the updates in April, and it’s nice to see the software arrive before the month is over. Here’s a run-down of tablets that are in line for […]

Android 4.0 coming to Acer’s 7, 10 inch tablets next week

Acer Iconia Tab A100

Acer has unveiled plans to begin rolling out an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich software update for two tablets soon. The Acer Iconia Tab A100 7 inch tablet and 10 inch Iconia Tab A500 will be the company’s next Android 4.0 tablets. Both tablets feature 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processors, while the […]

Deals of the Day (3-28-2012)

Acer Iconia Tab A500

The Acer Iconia Tab A500 may be about a year old at this point, but it’s still a pretty good tablet with a 10 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor, and support for Android 3.0 or Android 4.0 software. You can pick up a refurbished model today for […]

Acer Iconia Tab A100, A500 getting Android 4.0 in April

Acer Iconia Tab A500

Acer has announced plans to push out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich software updates to the company’s first two Android tablets. Both the 7 inch Iconia Tab A100 and 10 inch Iconia Tab A500 will get the new software in April, 2012. Acer has already started rolling out Android 4.0 for the recently released Acer […]

Deals of the Day (12-22-11)

Acer Iconia Tab A500

Remember when you used to have to spend over $400 to buy a decent Android tablet? Yeah, it was just a few months ago. But today you can grab an Acer Iconia Tab A500 for just $336. If you’re looking for something a little smaller, there are also some pretty good deals on 7 and […]

Deals of the Day (10-27-11)

Acer Iconia Tab A500

Dell may have pulled the Mini 10 netbook from its consumer portal, but you can pick up one today for just $100 from Dell Small Business — as long as you spend an extra $489 to buy a Dell Vostro 13 inch notebook running Ubuntu Linux. Here’s a roundup of some of the day’s best […]

Deals of the Day (10-14-11)

Acer Iconia Tab A500

Remember when tablets with NVIDIA Tegra 2 processors and Google Android Honeycomb used to have price tags of $500 and up? Yeah, some of them still do. But today there are at least two great deals on Honeycomb tablets for $300 to $360. Here’s a roundup of some of the day’s best deals on mobile […]

Gateway TP A60 Android tablet hits Canada

Gateway TP A60

If the Gateway TP A60 tablet looks familiar, there’s a good reason for that. It’s basically the Acer Iconia Tab A500. The key difference? This one has a Gateway logo on it instead of an Acer logo. Gateway is a subsidiary of Acer, as is Packard Bell. For some reason the computer maker sometimes releases […]

Acer Iconia Tab to get Android 3.2 on September 10th(ish)

Acer Iconia Tab A500

Recently Acer promised that it would push out a software update for the Iconia Tab A500 tablet on August 25th bringing Google Android 3.2 to the tablet. If you’re keeping track though, you may have noticed that yesterday was the 25th… and the software update isn’t available yet. Now Acer has updated the launch date for […]