Acer Iconia Tab A700 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Update Now Available for Download

Posted on Sep 28 2012 - 9:31pm by Harold Hisona

Acer Iconia Tab A700 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update has been rolled out initially in Germany and the rest of Europe starting Thursday, September 27th, but owners reported they were able to receive notification about it on Friday. Users in the U.S. and Holland have also reported receiving the update on Friday, evident that Acer pushed the update for global audience.

Iconia Tab A700 Jelly Bean update brings along a massive package for owners to download so Acer advises users to have a stable internet connection, preferably Wi-Fi, before starting the update process. There were reported cases of bricked tablets because update process was interrupted.

Gotta Be Mobile’s Adam Mills reported the update reaches up to 332 MB in size, which users can pull down over-the-air. Acer has been so silent about the development of this update that only a few actually knew about it. Acer Iconia Tab A700 was released last month running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich so owners were expecting to receive this update later this year.

Acer doesn’t want its device to get left behind considering it is one of the few tablets with Tegra 3 quad-core processor. Basically, this update will help improve the overall performance of the already powerful device. While there were a couple of users to have experienced problems during the update process, majority said everything was smooth and easy.

Among the reported improvements are the following:

Smoother UI. It is one of the most expected improvements that come along with Jelly Bean update in any device. The good thing is Acer Iconia Tab A700 already had smoother user interface compared to other tablets.

Browser Speed Boost. Browsing speed is reportedly faster after the update. This leaves an impression that Acer should have put the native browser into its priority list. Some users reported to have experienced lags using Iconia Tab A700’s native browser.

Battery Boost. This tablet has 9800mAh battery that reaches up to 10 hours of straight usage. Owners who have been able to successfully update their device reported that they can now use their device longer than before.

Typically, ICS to JB update brings hundreds of tweaks, improvements, enhancements and bug fixes and it’s a good thing to know Acer rolled out the promised Jelly Bean update slightly over a month after the release of its high-end tablet. If you are one of the owners of Iconia Tab A700 and have something to say about this update, share your thoughts by leaving comments below.

Other sources: Tech Radar | XDA Developers

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  • rod golding

    How about a link to the file so we click on it and get it rolling. Was just about to give up on Android and change it to windows 8, if possible.