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

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 […]

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Android 3.2 coming to the Acer Iconia Tab A500 August 25th

The Acer Iconia Tab A100 7 inch Android tablet may be shipping with the Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system, but what about Acer’s 10 inch tablet? It looks like those who picked up the Iconia Tab A500 will have to wait a few more weeks. Acer is expected to start pushing out a software update […]

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Android 3.2 comes to the Asus Eee Pad Transformer (while Acer’s tablet gets Android 3.1)

Fragmentation feels like a dirty word these days, but let’s face it: not all Android devices are running the same version of the operating system. And it seems like it gets a little worse every day as Google keeps pushing out updates and it’s up to manufacturers to determine if and when to push out updates […]

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Acer starts rolling out Android 3.1 for its 10 inch tablet… in Germany

The Acer Iconia Tab A500 is a 10 inch tablet running the Google Android operating system. It initially shipped with Android 3.0, but the company has promised to update it to Android 3.1 — and leaked copies of the software updated have already hit the web. Now it looks like the official update is on […]

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Official Android 3.1 update for the Acer Iconia Tab A500 tablet leaked?

We’ve seen the Acer Iconia Tab A500 Android tablet rooted, patched with custom software, and unofficially updated to Android 3.1. But now it looks like Acer is working on an official software update for the tablet. A leaked copy is starting to make the rounds and a number of folks at the xda-developers forum have […]

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First custom ROM released for the Acer Iconia Tab A500 Android tablet

The Acer Iconia Tab A500 is the latest 10 inch tablet to have its software cracked wide open by independent developers who want to push the tablet’s limits. The first custom ROM for the tablet is now available. You’ll need to root the tablet and use the Android SDK tools to install the software. But […]

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Acer lowers notebook, tablet shipment plans for 2011

Acer is scaling back its expectations for tablet and notebook shipments this year. The Wall Street Journal reports that the world’s second largest PC maker (behind HP) has slashed its estimates for tablet shipments by more than half, with hopes of shipping 2.5 million to 3 million tablets this year. Notebook shipments are also expected […]

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Gateway gets its own version of the Acer Iconia Tab A500

Acer subsidiary Packard Bell has already received its own rebranded version of the Acer Iconia Tab A500 Android tablet, so clearly its Gateway’s turn now. After all, Gateway is own by Acer too, right? The folks at Unwired View spotted a few listings for Gateway tablets that certainly seem to fit the bill. The Gateway […]