Acer Iconia Tab A500 and A100 Getting Scoops of Ice Cream Sandwich in January 2012?

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Ice Cream Sandwich, sounds delicious right? It most certainly is, and it’s looking like another tablet maker is eager to hop on the bandwagon, and provide its user base with the latest version of Android.

With so many Android users chomping at the bit to know whether their device(s) will be receiving said update, it really couldn’t come at a better time. In the world of Android, the companies that act fastest to provide their customers with timely updates are typically those that earn not only the greatest amount of good will, but also the greatest amount of customers.

While this is unconfirmed at this point at time, we have faith. Thanks to the kind folks at Tablet-online.pl, we have received word that the Acer Iconia Tab A100/A101 and the A500/A501 will all get the upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich sometime in mid January, 2012. This would put it in line with the updates coming for the Motorola Xoom, the Asus Transformer, and others that we are hearing about at this monent.

Android product manager, Gabe Cohen, has said that any tablet running Honeycomb should, in theory, be able to run Ice Cream Sandwich. The underlying code between Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich is nowhere the leap that is the code from Android 2.3 Gingerbread to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. How quickly said updates will come ultimately depends on whether the device is running a custom UI or not.

We’ll keep you posted! Any thoughts on this, Iconia Tab owners?

[via Tablet-online]

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