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Acer might have Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ready for their Iconia tablets, will Acer deliver on this?

There has been a lot of news of devices not getting the update to Jelly Bean. Many of those devices include the LG Optimus 2X, Sony Xperia devices and a few Transformer tablets. It’s very saddening to hear the news that those tablets are not getting an update to Jelly Bean, but to brighten things up, Acer will releasing an update to its Acer Iconia Tab A200! Good ol’ Acer, always making sure they stay in the competition!

Acer has had a lot of tablets in the form of the Iconia, this year alone the Taiwanese company has rolled out a number of models Iconia models, namely the Acer Iconia Tab A200, the Iconia Tab 110, the Iconia Tab 510 and the Iconia Tab 700. The Iconia Tab 700 comes with a full HD display, so that’s a lot different than the others but relatively it still has the same look and feel to it. All of these tablets from Acer game stocked with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich at the time of their release(s). Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is an awesome update, that’s something I think we can all agree on, but the majority of us are wanting to know when it will get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean?

I have some great news for you! According to a dutch website called Tablet Guide, Acer confirmed that several of the tablets listed will be getting an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. They did not release specific details, at least not yet, so we don’t know what’s going on entirely. All we currently know is that several of these tablets will indeed be getting the update that we’re all wanting. With all the news of different devices not getting Jelly Bean, many were starting to worry about the Acer Iconia tablets due to the silence coming from Acer, we should all be happy now right?

Not quite. ASUS had said their whole Transformer line was getting an update to Jelly Bean 4.1 and a week later then said only a select few will be getting the update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. That was disappointing to hear, but with Acer’s lack of details the same thing could very well happen. They did state that only “some” of the tablets will be getting the update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean instead of saying all, so things may turn out in the customers favor anyway. Hopefully Acer will deliver on their promise and of course, we can always depend on the modding community to come up with a ROM for those tablets that won’t be getting the update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Either way, I hope Acer will deliver based on their statement concerning the update to Jelly Bean.

Do you have an Acer Iconia tablet and if so, which one? Are you looking forward to seeing Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on it or do you think the hype for the update isn’t all that worth it? Either way, we would love to hear your opinion in the comments below!

source: Uber Phones

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  1. Stupid Indians, all you can do is try with them. A dog is easier train new tricks…
    I had a mini with a failed wireless card, the insisted that I buy 2 DVD restore disks before they would even talk to me. The mini didn’t have an optical drive… good thing because I’d hate to have those disks smelling up my house like but thole and curry….

  2. The ICS update on my A500 worked smoothly and it runs like a deer on the updated firmware. Very hope that Acer will roll out JB promptly. Might have a crack at porting my N9 to ICS so I can go Droid all the way

  3. No loss, their support is a joke. They wanted me to send in my notebook when I emailed them a BIOS option question. Ridiculous.

  4. So, here’s more evidence that ACER Sucks. I’d abandon all hope of any service from thsi joke of a company.

    Jegadish: Hi, my name is Jegadish. How may I help you?
    Pat McGuire: I have an A501 tablet presently reporting it is runnning Android 3.2. When I attempt to get it to update to Android 4.X it says there is no update? How do I force an ICS update?
    Jegadish: Don’t worry. Let me see what best can be done today.
    Jegadish: May I know the SNID of the tablet?
    Pat McGuire: where would I find this?
    Jegadish: There is a label with the tablet’s SNID number on the underside of the MicroSD/SIM card cover
    Jegadish: May I know the SNID of the tablet?
    Pat McGuire: 13818053415 Very small hard to read. Hope I got it correct
    Jegadish: Thank you.
    Pat McGuire: Ah, I found it in the systems setting report as well. I have the number correct.
    Jegadish: I have checked the product information and verified that the computer is registered with Teleplan Logistics. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources or tools to check the product specifications for a product that is registered with Teleplan Logistics.
    Pat McGuire: Who is teleplan logistics? I purchased this device.
    Jegadish: The required technical assistance would be provided by Teleplan Logistics, so please contact them at 1-877-330-6820 (8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday – Friday CST)
    Jegadish: Teleplan Logistics remanufactures and have all the technical information and support for the product. Please contact the above given number for further queries. The company receives thousands of desktops, notebooks, and monitors returned from retailers across the USA due to defects. The Revonate team then inspects the units, tests them and performs any repairs if needed. Upon completion, those units that are validated and tested OK in the final inspection are repackaged and sold.
    Jegadish: This asset has been sold to Teleplan Logistics who is fully responsible for all support.
    In this regard I recommend you to contact Teleplan Logistics support.
    Jegadish: Pat, to conclude I have suggested to contact the Teleplan logistics support and the phone number has been provided. If there are no additional questions on this topic, I will close the chat session.
    Jegadish: It was nice chatting with you.
    Pat McGuire: Hmm – I will give them a call as a start. I am unhappy. Acer clearly sold this unit to Teleplan and then seems to have abandoned responsibility to support their product?

    Jegadish: Teleplan Logistics remanufactures and have all the technical information and support for the product. Please contact the above given number for further queries. The company receives thousands of desktops, notebooks, and monitors returned from retailers across the USA due to defects. The Revonate team then inspects the units, tests them and performs any repairs if needed. Upon completion, those units that are validated and tested OK in the final inspection are repackaged and sold.
    Pat McGuire: I got it. Won’t be bying Acer products anymore
    Jegadish: Thank you for using Acer Live Chat.
    Jegadish has disconnected.

    BTW – ACER Sold this laptop and lots more fo them to Teleplan Logistics for refurbishment. These laptops are then sold as “Factory Authorized” refurbished. Little secret tho, ACER will provide no support, even if you are willing to pay for it.

  5. I have an A200, it´s very good but with the ICS, also have a cell phone Samsung galaxy S and I mounted the ICS ROM on it, it was awful, the phone jammed and the touchscreen has a problem (that i saw on the A200 too) it´s a little bit late to catch the touch when you select something, I mean, when you are playing a game that needs fast reflects, you can touch the screen but the touch will be effective like 0.5 seconds later, so you loose at the game (sorry for my bad english I´m learning…) but I mounted, 2 weeks ago, on my galaxy S the Jelly Bean ROM and it´s spectacular, the phone catch the 3g network and the problem with the touch screen dissapeared, the wifi is a lot better, the applications run faster, etc etc… if Acer can do something similar with the Iconia, it will be great.

  6. I am a newbie to tablets and the android system being weaned on Windows OS. I have only had my tablet for a few weeks and the other day, I rec’d an auto update on my tablet of over 260MB. It did it all automatically (download and install along with warnings don’t touch this, don’t do that, etc.)and I “assumed” the download was the update to Jellybean because my tablet was running ICS 4.03. After all was said and done, I still can’t figure out what the download was because I still have the 4.03 version which was what I had started with. I bought my Acer Iconia Tab refurbished, and Acer won’t offer support unless I pay for it. I gave Acer the serial number, etc. but they wouldn’t help unless I paid up front. I just have to add …….. I HATE the keyboard. Changed versions of it but still give it a thumbs down. And I still can’t figure out where the delete key is.

  7. Acer have had a bad reputation for updates for their tablets lately.
    The A500 got their update to 4.0 in April (a reasonable amount of time) but A501 users like myself have still been waiting.
    We’re assured its on the way but Acer gives little information on progress and instead informs that the updates are delayed an extra 2 months.

    As a warning to Acer tablet owners, don’t hold your breath

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