If you happen to have an Acer Iconia Tab A500 for your tablet of choice, then you will be pleased to hear that the tablet will get its own taste of Ice Cream Sandwich, albeit not until mid-April. Well, if your patience is already running thin and mid-April is too far off on the horizon, you might want to check out the leaked Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich build for the Acer Iconia Tab A500.
Turns out that some folks over at XDA-developers managed to get their hands on a stable leak of ICS for the Acer Iconia Tab A500 and is just waiting to get flashed onto your tablet. According to early adopters of this leaked build of ICS for the tablet, the leak is actually running nicely on the tablet and is relativel free of bugs. Sad to say, flashing this leaked ICS build will break the root access on your tablet so you might want to take that into consideration as well.
Buy the Acer Iconia Tab A500 for only $454.53.
Despite the good things being said about this leak, please bear in mind that this is not the final build that Acer will release come mid-April and has the possibility to contain a hidden bug or two somewhere in the code. If you are brave enough though and understand the risks involved in tinkering with your tablet, all you need to do is download the necessary files, have the file renamed to update.zip, save it on the root of your SD card and just boot into recovery and before you know it, your Acer Iconia Tab A500 already has its first taste of Ice Cream Sandwich, however unofficial that may be.
To keep you company while doing the process, we have the specs sheet of the Acer Iconia Tab A500 below for you to go through while waiting for ICS to spring to life in your tablet.
The Acer Iconia Tab A500 is no spring chicken having been made official back in February of last year and then hitting the shelves in April. Like the Motorola Xoom, the Acer tablet is one bulky and hefty device with its dimensions of 260 x 177 x 13.3 mm and it tips the scales at 730 grams.
Under the hood, the Acer Iconia Tab A500 packs an NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset at the helm of its operations while a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor keeps the tablet supplied with 1 GHz of computing muscle. In terms of system memory, the tablet comes with 1GB of DDR2 RAM and the device is available in either 16GB or 32GB in terms of storage capacity. This can also be expanded using the dedicated microSD card slot of the device. The display of the tablet is a 10.1-inch LCD capacitive panel with a 1280 x 800 resolution while its camera department is comprised by a 5MP shooter at its back panel and a 2MP video chat camera out front.
Despite the fact that the Acer Iconia Tab A500 is already aging, it still is a very capable tablet with a few more tricks up its sleeve and only an update to Ice Cream Sandwich will make the tablet stay longer in circulation. Buy the Acer Iconia Tab A500 for $454.53