Jelly Bean ROM now available for Acer Iconia A500

As we’ve seen over the last few days, folks are hard at work creating Jelly Bean ROMs for a variety of devices. Up to this point, work seems to be limited to smartphones or Nexus tablets. That appears to have changed with some work done by user randomblame over at XDA. He has succeeded in creating an SDK port of Jelly Bean for an Acer Iconia A500. It is not yet ready for daily use as several items are still not functioning, including audio, wifi, sdcard access, and usb mounting of flash drives. While work continues on those issues, users can at least get a taste of Jelly Bean if they are willing to root their device and install the ROM. Hit the source link for instructions and access to the files.

source: XDA

Acer Iconia Tab A700 unboxing and initial hands on review

Acer is making a splash with the Iconia Tab A700. They actually beat ASUS by being the first Android tablet to market with a full 1080p (1920 x 1200) display. For those who want all the bells and whistles, this one is going to be hard to ignore since it’s priced at $449. It features a 10.1-inch (1920 x 1200) Full HD display, a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core, 12 core NVIDIA GeForce GPU, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, microSD slot for an additional 32GB of storage, 5MP rear camera, 1MP front-facing camera, Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR, GPS, micro USB, micro HDMI, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

This one’s a little thick at 10.92mm and isn’t light at all as it weighs in at 667 grams. We will do a full review shortly, but for now check out my initial hands on.

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Acer Iconia Tab A700 now in stock and ready to order at Acer Store

Last week Acer announced its new Iconia Tab A700 was available for pre-order at “national electronics retailers” in the U.S. If you don’t want to wait for a retailer, you can now place an order at the Acer Store, which reports the units are “in stock” for the sum of $450.

The Iconia Tab A700 is a 10.1-inch screen tablet with a 1920 x 1200 resolution display. Which means you can get a full 1080p HD experience right on the tablet. Other features include the NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, 32GB of storage onboard, Dolby Mobile 3+ technology with 5.1 channel surround sound, and the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

If you are ready to get your hands on the Iconia A700 now, head on over to the Acer Store and place your order.

source: Acer Store

Acer Announces the Tegra 3, 1080p Iconia Tab A700: Pre-Order Now for $450

Acer has just unveiled its Iconia Tab A700 and will be available for pre-order starting today at “national electronics retailers” throughout the U.S. The A700 sports a 10-inch screen but will be Acer’s first tablet with a 1920 x 1200 resolution display. That’s 1080p on a tablet folks! Just like the A510, this new slate features the NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but also packs in Dolby Mobile 3+ technology coupled with 5.1 channel surround sound. To enjoy this awesome sound feature, just use the devices HDMI output to transfer media to your television. Available with 32GB of onboard storage, the A700 is capable of supporting up to a whopping 64GB’s of SD card space, one of the largest (official) storage options for a tablet we’ve seen to date.

The device will be available in black or silver and should arrive for pre-order at your favorite electronics retailer soon. You can also place an order right now through the Acer Store for $449.99. Join us after the break to see a gallery of images and the official press release. Anyone interested?
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Acer announces 7-inch budget quad-core tablet, the Iconia Tab A110

Taiwanese multinational hardware and electronics company, Acer has just announced a new tablet to directly take on the Kindle Fire. For under $200, Acer will bring users a 7-inch tablet running stock Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and powered by a Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor. That’s not a typo my friends, all of this can be yours for under $200. Where do I sign up? Other specs for the A110 include a microSD card slot, 1 GB of RAM and a front facing camera.

We know that Amazon has a possible 10-inch Kindle Fire in the works aimed to challenge the iPad for the throne of the tablet kingdom, however they better not let their guard down in the 7-inch arena. Both the Iconia Tab A110 and the rumored 10-inch K-Fire will supposedly launch in Q3 of this year. Who wants some Acer in their life?

source: theverge

GameStop to offer Android Tablets at over 1,600 stores Nationwide

You may have noticed as an avid gamer, and game trader, that there are Android tablets available for purchase and/or trade at 200 various locations. Looks like this program has been working out pretty well. GameStop has announce that out of the almost 4,500 locations in the US, it will commence offering Android tablets in 1,600 locations, from various manufacturers. The models specifically noted are the Acer Iconia Tab A200, ASUS TF300T, and the Toshiba Excite 10. These tablets won’t have only the stock apps you’ll normally find with a tablet purchase, but will “include a hand-picked selection of free games”. Tablets are no exception to being able to purchase on trade so this could be a good chance to get a quality tablet on trade for those games you’ve beat 3-4 times and have no more need for. Hit the jump for the full press release.

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Faulty Component Delays Acer Iconia Tab A510, Olympic Edition May Still Ship Next Month

With that being said, we’ll keep you posted on when this device becomes available again. On a positive front it’s good to note that Acer is saying that the Olympic version of the tablet is still a go for next month. This suggests that the problem is either nonexistent on those versions of the A510 or that Acer deems it more than enough time to weed out the issue. This may bode well for the non-Olympic and 3G counterparts as well, but only time will tell. While this could be considered bad press for Acer, the fact that they are fixing the problem before the masses purchase the device is nice to see.

sources: netbooknews, übergizmo

WiFi Only Acer Iconia Tab A700 Approved by FCC

During CES a few months ago Acer debuted a Tegra 3 tablet known as the Iconia Tab A700 and since then the device kind of disappeared off the radar. Well I am happy to report that this 10.1-inch 1080p display carrying device is still moving forward as it’s made its way to the FCC. This WiFi-only version has been approved by the FCC and while documentation may  be limited it does show that it will carry a 1.3GHz quad-core NVIDIA SoC and will be running Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the gate. No word on an official launch date but it’s good to see that this tablet is still moving forward. Of course when it does finally arrive you’ll be paying a pretty penny for it.


source: FCC
via: engadget




Acer Liquid Glow Visits FCC, Details still on the DL

As duly noted in most of the world, Acer Liquid series devices rarely make visits to the FCC long enough for us to hear about it.  As a surprise to many, the “Liquid Glow” has been spotted showing the E330 nomenclature at the US agency.  We’re still not sure about many of the details regarding the specs on the device other than the obvious fact that it runs ICS 4.0.  We’re unable to extract any frequencies or remote hints of carrier indication at this time.  The company has stamped a 180-day confidentiality seal keeping manuals and photos out of the hands of the masses.   So, it’s hush hush for now.  As Engadget notes, there’s a possibility that the device is an international GSM handset for North American carriers.  And as most of us are aware, Rogers tends to offer quite a line from Acer, so it’s still entirely possible we could see a launch up north.  Stay tuned as we continue to dig a little deeper regarding specs and availability.

source: FCC


Acer Iconia A100 Tablet Gets Android 4.0 Update For Some Owners Around The World

If you own an Acer Iconia A100, today is your lucky day. Acer previously confirmed the Iconia A100 would get ICS, but we know that manufacturers sometimes encounter delays and issues which sometimes prevent much-needed software updates from arriving on time. We knew Acer had been working on the update diligently as we saw a smooth-running tease of the latest software, but it looks as if they didn’t have much to work on or tweak as they began pushing the Android 4.0 update to owners of the tablet around the world.

Oh and what’s more is the fine team at XDA has been kind enough to provide a download link to those who haven’t received the update or update notification yet. So if you’re feeling lucky and/or impatient, hit the download source and download links to grab the update for your tablet today. Happy updating!

source: XDA 1 | 2 (download link)
via: Android Police