Acer Confirms Ice Cream Sandwich Upgrade for Iconia Tablets in January 2012

Iconia Tab A500/A501 and Iconia Tab A100/A101 slated for the update

The latest installment of Google's Android platform, Ice Cream Sandwich, raised lots of questions amongst most handset manufacturers.

Motorola and Samsung should be the only handset makers to have the upper hand when it comes to delivering the Ice Cream Sandwich update.

While Samsung is the company that manufactured the Galaxy Nexus, the first smartphone to launch with Android 4.0, Motorola is now part of Google and should be aware of the way the Ice Cream Sandwich works.

Even though Samsung, HTC and LG are still assessing the situation, Motorola issued a short statement confirming the Ice Cream Sandwich for some of its devices, including the new Motorola RAZR, BIONIC and XOOM.

Moreover, the company also revealed that it will launch new Android 4.0 devices six weeks after Google releases the latest version of the operating system.

Samsung also confirmed it will upgrade the Nexus S software to Ice Cream Sandwich sometime later this year.

Acer is the latest company that adds to the very short list of manufacturers who announced plans to upgrade their Android devices to Ice Cream Sandwich.

Acer Poland told folks over at Tablet-Online that Acer Iconia Tab A500/A501, Iconia Tab A100/101 will be getting the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade early next year, most likely in January.

Although Acer's tablets were pushed on the market later than initially expected and after numerous delays, it looks like the company has big plans with the Iconia Tab series next year.

Both tablets should have no problems in running Google's Android 4.0 operating system, especially given their high-end hardware configuration.

To recap, Acer Iconia Tab tablets are equipped with 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processors and ULP GeForce graphics processing units. They also pack 1GB of DDR2 RAM.


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