Iconia Tab A500 http://www.stuff.tv/acer/iconia-tab-a500/news en-GB Acer A500 to get the Android 4.0 treatment http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-a500-get-android-40-treatment/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Acer&#039;s Android tab looks set to join the cool kids with an Ice Cream Sandwich update </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer%2520iconia%2520a500_0_0.jpg?1364396880" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_0_103.jpg?1364396880" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Acer has just announced that its shiny A500 slate will be getting a dollop of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich come April.</p> <p>The announcement, made my Acer Australia and New Zealand, isn't very forthcoming with the specifics – so we don't have an exact rollout date – but Acer has promised that we'll find out soon.</p> <p>As the announcement comes all the way from the other side of the world, it's unclear whether Ice Cream Sandwich will be rolled out to A500 owners in the US and Europe at the same time. We'd be surprised if it isn't, though.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/portable-media/stuff/acer-a500-to-get-the-android-40-treatment </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-a500-get-android-40-treatment/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-a500-get-android-40-treatment/news#comments Acer Iconia Tab A500 Wed, 15 Feb 2012 14:11:06 +0000 Lucy Hedges 419939 at http://www.stuff.tv Android 3.1 update hits Acer’s Iconia Tab A500 http://www.stuff.tv/acer/android-31-update-hits-acer%E2%80%99s-iconia-tab-a500/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Serve up this improved Honeycomb update for your hard-working tablet to gobble up with glee </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="580" height="397" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer-iconis-tab-a500-product-shot_0.jpg?1364401761" /> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p>If you’re the proud owner of an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/acer-iconia-tab-a500" target="_self">Iconia Tab A500</a> then you can look forward to upgrading your rectangular best friend to Android 3.1. The latest update brings a slew of tweaks including the ability to resize widgets and a host of improvements in the web browser, contacts, calendar and navigation. So what are you waiting for? Give your trusty touchscreen-toting workhorse a sweet updated Honeycomb treat – it deserves it.</p> <p> </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/news-nugget/android-31-update-hits-acer%E2%80%99s-iconia-tab-a500 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/acer/android-31-update-hits-acer%E2%80%99s-iconia-tab-a500/news#comments Acer Iconia Tab A500 Thu, 07 Jul 2011 14:34:52 +0000 Esat Dedezade 416925 at http://www.stuff.tv Acer Iconia Tab A500 http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-iconia-tab-a500/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This Honeycomb-powered 10-incher has all the right ingredients for tablet success, but are they enough to take a slice of the Apple pie? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1300" height="913" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer-iconia-a500-main.jpg?1364298738" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="333" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer-iconia-a500-hands1.jpg?1364298738" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer-iconia-a500-hands2.jpg?1364298738" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/acer-iconia-a500-hands3.jpg?1364298738" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With its shiny glass surface, high resolution screen and aluminium back, it's clear which tablet Acer's Iconia A500 wants to be. But standards are already high for Android tablets, and it's going to need to do more than look the part to impress us.</p> <p> Looking at the spec sheet, it's a good start for the A500. It has the ubiquitous Nvidia Tegra 2 processor inside and Honeycomb is proving itself a more than capable as an operating system. Acer also tells us that there'll be a free update to the latest version of Android, 3.1, in the next few weeks.
</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £450.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-1721474809001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1721474809001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A solid and capable Android tablet, but lacks a stand out feature to make it a must buy</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/acer-iconia-tab-a500 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-iconia-tab-a500/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/acer/acer-iconia-tab-a500/review#comments Acer Iconia Tab A500 Tablets Thu, 26 May 2011 16:15:40 +0000 Esat Dedezade 416549 at http://www.stuff.tv