Acer rolls out Android 4.0 ICS update for Iconia Tab A501, Rogers’ included

August 18, 2012
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Believe it or not, the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for Acer Iconia Tab 500/501 was hinted back in November of last year, with January being set as the possible date.  It wasn’t until May that a variant of the tab got the promised scoop of ice cream, but ICS on the A501 was still nowhere to be found. Fast forward to today, it appears the Android 4.0.3 OTA update is finally being rolled out by Acer.

The Ice Cream Sandwich update has been received by owners of the Acer Iconia Tab A501 in Australia, as well as those in Canada. So if you’re on Rogers, you may want to check for the update on your tab now to see if there’s a surprise waiting. We’re not sure if other regions will get the update today.

Along with the OTA update, Acer reportedly has also released the kernel source code for both the Iconia Tab A500 and A510 on its website. Devs will be thrilled to have something to play with this weekend.

What’s that you say, Jelly Bean? From what Acer has revealed, that may just happen. But just don’t get your hope too high. Be sure to let us know if you’ve gotten the ICS update notification on your A510 and, perhaps, share your location as well.

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