Android ICS Updates Arrived for Sony and Acer Tablets
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is finally available on Sony and Acer devices that previously came with Android Honeycomb. This update will arrive sometime before the end of the month. Users will be notified through an alert that the Ice Cream Sandwich update is now available for their device.
Among the slates that would be receiving the update are the Acer Iconia Tab A100 7-inch tablet, the Acer Iconia Tab A500 10-inch tablet, and the Sony Tablet S 9.4-inch tablet. These slates are older models have been in the market since 2011, the Iconia Tab A500 being the first Android tablet that Acer released.
The Ice Cream Sandwich update will provide users with many new features including a new lock screen, UI, home screen folders, resizeable widgets, quick response for calls, enhanced text input and spell check, improved contacts features. There are also better camera and video capabilities, an improved Gallery, Live effects for video. Android has also enhanced the web browsing and email experience.
On top of these improvements, Sony has added extra features for their users such as support for small apps, a group of selected apps that are able to run while other regular apps are running. A similar feature is found in Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.