Iconia Tab A500 | Acer
Several users are reporting that they've begin to receive the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Acer A500 tablet, several days ahead of the update's official launch date.
The Acer A510 and Acer A511 tablets have been revealed by support documents posted to the company's official website. Both will have Nvidia's Tegra 3 processor inside, 1280 x 800 resolution, and Android as the OS. The only difference is that the A511 will come with 3G connectivity.
Acer's rumored Iconia Tab A200 passes the FCC, and reveals some dimensions and specs along the way.
To be honest, the Iconia Tab A500 exceeded my expectations. After years of reviewing Acer laptops with crappy LCDs and cheap plastic parts, I expected the company to take a similar route with its tablets, but instead, I was impressed with the manufacturing quality (at least for the price), the bright and crisp display, and rather-untouched software experience.
The front-facing 2 megapixel camera is comparable to most of the others I've seen on other Honeycomb tablets. When I called a friend through Google Video Chat she could tell I wasn't wearing any makeup – good news for the camera, bad news for me. Seriously though, the lens is fine for taking self-portraits and making video calls.