It’s been quite a while since the Acer Iconia A500 was released but despite this, the tablet itself is still a great piece of work. If you’re ever in the market for a cheap Android tablet, the Iconia is sure to be a good solid choice.It’s even better now that the tablet has started receiving the update to Android 3.2.
Initial reports have pinpointed the rollout to have started in Poland, with over-the-air updates continuing to other parts of the world soon after. The latest update brings with it several features with the primary one being app scaling, which allows apps primarily designed for mobile phones to be scaled properly to fit tablet-sized screens.Other updates include, the ability to sync media from SD cards and a range of small optimizations across the whole operating system.
For those unfamiliar with the Acer Iconia Tab, it’s a 10.1 inch tablet with an LCD capacitive touchscreen that has a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels. Powered by a dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, this is backed by ULP GeForce GPU and a Tegra 2 T20 chipset.
Additional features include two cameras: a 5 megapixel camera for primary use and a secondary 2 megapixel camera for video calling. The standard features for tablets are also present such as multitouch capability, proximity sensor, accelerometer, gyrosensor, GPS, and Bluetooth.
Overall, the Iconia is a great budget tablet. It shipped with Honeycomb 3.1 as its OS and this update ratchets up the version number by a notch. Proud owners should check their tablets if the update is already available – and prospective owners better download the update as soon as they buy theirs.