With Android 5.0 likely on the docket for an introduction at Google
I/O 2012, it's high time that existing tablet makers got on the ball and put their tablets on a fast track to Android 4.0. In fact, it's a little unnerving to think about how long Android 4.0 has been out, and how few devices it's on. Acer
knows it, and they're planning to up the Iconia Tab line to Android 4.0 soon. Like, now(ish). The update is being pushed to Acer Iconia Tab A200 customers over-the-air now in the United States and will be completed over the following week.
The Acer Iconia Tab A100 7-inch tablet and Acer Iconia Tab A500 10-inch tablet will both be updated in April. With Android 4.0, the Acer Iconia Tab line will provide new features to give customers more usability and enjoyment from their tablets. Customers will notice the improvements right away – including the faster browser, enhanced app and folder management options, more intuitive navigation, and a completely reimaged design that is more polished with enhanced holographic effects. Plus, customers can more easily customize their Acer tablet and will enjoy improved multitasking and switching between tasks. They will also appreciate improved integration with Gmail's email and calendar functions.
The new update of Android 4.0 also includes several new features that are unique to Acer tablets. The updated tablets will now feature the highly-customizable Acer Ring, making it incredibly natural and easy to get instant access to favorite apps and features. The Acer Ring can be launched with a single touch and lets customers have quick and easy access to apps, surf the web, capture screen images, post photos and status updates to their social networks, and more. Customers will also enjoy an improved weather widget and will be able to access their favorite apps even when the screen is locked.
So, is Android 4.0 enough to convince you to snag a Tab? And for existing users, how's the update treating you?