Acer Iconia Tab A500 ICS update rolling out today

April 26, 2012
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Just like the smaller sibling in the A100 it appears that Acer has flipped the switch and is rolling out the update to Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich for their Tegra 2 powered Iconia Tab A500 too. The update was originally stated to start on Friday, April 27th but it apparently is available now and rolling out to users in the US and Canada.

Acer originally announced the updates for their tablets, then delayed them until April stating the 27th was the day. The Ice Cream Sandwich were actually leaked back in February but weren't anywhere near final builds. The official update from Acer themselves is available today so get to checking.

We are hearing a few reports that the ICS update for the A100 has made a few apps not work the same, and some apps are crashing but nothing specific was mentioned. Users should be greeted with a small update after the ICS update too, that apparently fixes a small bug. As usual you can wait for the update or pull it to your tablet right this minute by going to menu > settings > about tablet and check for updates to enjoy the frozen Ice Cream Sandwich tonight. Let us know how it goes and if you experience any issues.

-- Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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  • http://www.medsempire.com/ medsempire waqas

    These reports of apps crashing and not working makes me worried, is it worth updating it yet or wait for a more stable release 

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

       this is the official release. I’m hearing it’s only a few small apps and nothing major. Might wanna head to XDA for more details. I’ll look into it too and update tomorrow

  • Dady3567

    has anybody got this update in the uk ? still no look on my a500 hear in uk 

  • Divinogitano

    i checked just a few minues ago and i do not have the update yet. I hope will be avaialable tomorrow gooo Aceerrr

  • http://twitter.com/DanAntonson Dan Antonson

    Still no update here yet :/ 

    • Chillidog66

      Same here. :-(

    • JDGfromMTL

      still waiting in Canada. :-(

      • Ch

        Me too. I’m in Alberta.

  • gilgamish

    Does anyone know if the tethering issues have been resolved?

  • Coburn

    No love for A501 owners. Love ya, Acer. *fumes*

  • Gb19972

    No update yet :|

  • Locke3400

    Just checked for it. No luck here :-(

  • Acersocal

    No luck here:-( neither -Southern California Acer a500 owner

  • Twalchusky

    no luck here  00:47 4-27-12

  • Bdely23

    Still no update.. Eastcoast

  • Mrsolo13

    Nothing here in Colorado yet

  • Preston Hartie

    I got it its working great here so far! South carolina 2:00 am here. 4.0.3 yeah!

  • Preston Hartie

    PS im on an a100

  • Preston Hartie

    Played Angry Birds Space and a few others so far so good. It seems smoother when scrolling between screens and everything seems more responsive. ive only had my a100 about two weeks and just got used to 3.2 but it doesnt seem to different as far as how its navagated compared to the difference between say 2.3 and 3.2.

  • phemphill87

    In Oklahoma, no update for A500 yet. 01:16 AM 4-27

    ***EDIT: Got update at 1:35 AM***

  • Chris

    I has it in Arizona! about 5 minutes ago

  • Ecua3000

    2:34am Eastern Time in Toronto, Canada and nothing yet. Losing too much sleep :-(

  • Ccmcdaniel01

    Just got the update around 1:30. Mississippi.

  • Tow2er

    update available now 250am in NJ

  • AceCal

    California  Downloading now 11:50pm

  • Graham Reed

    !2:15 am Friday. Nothing yet in Vancouver BC

  • richfiles

    Mine just started a short time ago. It’s installing now!
    The toolbar looks a little different.
    My circuit simulator still functions (need that for work).
    So far, so good! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/santanafi Fidel Santana

    Go acer! kept there promise nyc 3:30am dling 

  • Marian Bystriansky

    UK: no update yet 09:07am

  • ccsosnfs

    when the Chinese user can get this?

  • Rob

    still nothing in the UK..

  • erscxo

    still no update :( pennsylvania 8:45am

  • Saturn007

    What about us here down under Acer?

    It’s 11pm on Fri

  • Acersocal

    Ics is in…in Cali just downloading it right now -Acer a500 owner

  • Stestie

    Woo hoo! Got it! What surprised me was that the screen graphics are sharper and more contrasty.

    • Acersocal

      Nice :-) mines is on the process of downloading can’t wait

    • Kwosh69

       What are the shell and build version ?

    • Acersocal

      Shell not sure but its the a500 gen2

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001379418785 Adam Estrada

    Anyone from Texas get it? Currently 8:16 am in Houston and no update for a100 yet..

    • Ivan

      In Austin and downloading right now on two A500’s

  • Robd1892

    A100 in PA and still nothing, it’s 10am EST

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=510874516 Matt Bohlman

    In chicago, no update yet.

  • Misstarit

    Got Update in Louisiana this a.m.!

  • Buezo8

    I’m in Alabama, got my update a few hours ago, I don’t see what the big deal about this update is, anybody care to elaborate ?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=510874516 Matt Bohlman

      New look, better font engine/autocorrect, speed, multi-tasking (swipe to close), voice recognition, ability to take screen shots, widget flexibility, more stable overall (hopefully acer didn’t screw this up) to name a few.

  • MRnRL

    Got the update in Nashville and now it just reboots unless I turn off the wifi. What good is it without wifi. HELP

  • Joshua

    Toronto, Canada, no updates yet 10:15am.
    Question: Will I be able to go back to Honeycomb?
    I know right now I have 3.2.1 but if I do factory reset, I can go back to 3.0 and then re-upgrade:
    3.0 -> 3.1 -> 3.2 -> 3.2.1

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Doug-Page/596350796 Doug Page

      No if you do a factory reset alot of people are saying it resets to ICS not Honeycomb. But once you do a reset all the glitches stop from the ics update but you looses all you data. Better do a backup first

  • Raj

    CA, dowloading update now, 7:33 AM PST

  • http://twitter.com/DanAntonson Dan Antonson

    Just did the update. Totally screwed up the tab unfortunately. It would work for 30 seconds and shut down, over and over and over again. Tried a hard reset (Power + Volume Up + Screen lock) with no luck. I finally got to the Factory Restore setting before it shut down, and wiped it clean. Fired back up and it still has ICS. Has been working perfectly since (or at least it isn’t shutting down every 30 seconds) I’m guessing one of my apps or widgets or something was making it do it, I’d recommend backing everything up before doing the update.

    • Joshua

      So even after Factory Restore, you weren’t able to go back to Honeycomb? (version 3.0)

      • http://twitter.com/DanAntonson Dan Antonson

        I was not, but ICS seems to be working flawlessly now.

  • Locke3400

    Just got it at 9:15 local time in Minnesota. The ring hub is mia sadly. Any news when that may come out? Looks nice otherwise. Screen is super responsive and I am loving the new keyboard. I don’t know what they did to change it but it is significantly more useable. The menu changes have me a little confused. It is like having to re-explore my tablet. I’m looking forward to getting the ring and seeing what that opens up. Overall very satisfied.

    P.s. this is being posted from my android 4 a500 :-)

    • Kwosh69

       Could you tell us what are the build and shell version of your new ICS update ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Hunter/1539025323 Robert Hunter

    Downloading now at 9:10 in Utah. 

  • Noah

    After updating the “Acer Iconia Update Enhancer” in the store, I got my update. a500, Marquette, MI

    • Noah

       BTW, I have a Gen2 model

    • Feldpauschr

      thanks for the tip, it worked great now I’m downloading.

  • pcorless

    Sudbury, Ontario.  Updated the “Acer Iconia Update Enhancer” as stated below and system update picked up the new update. Downloading now.

    • CJ

       I can’t find this “Acer Iconia Update Enhancer” – where do I look?

      • pcorless

         It was in the “Play Store” under the installed app section.  On my system it was under the “manual updates group”.  Updated it then went to system update in settings.   

      • CJ

         Never mind – I don’t have the A500

      • Feldpauschr

        Look in the Play Store called “Ionia Tab update Enhancement”

  • http://www.facebook.com/dwight.nearing Dwight Nearing

    Build 4.0.3 , I also manually installed the acer update from their site and bam update was there.

    • Vaibhav Pradip

      How did you update from their site

  • Robd1892

    It seems those with the a100 have to wait while those with the a500 can install when they want once they update their iconia update enhancement.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/dwight.nearing Dwight Nearing

    I didnt get the acer ring for the desktop though, not sure if that is a blessing or a curse at this point.

  • Derge

    Unable to update to ICS, updated the “Iconia Update Enhancement” as soon as it came out. My ‘System Update’ attempts always come back as ‘Your device is up to date’. Any suggestions?

    • Vaibhav Pradip

      Same here :/

    • CJ

       Me too

    • Graham Reed

      Ditto

    • Derge

      Nothing yet as of 22:23, April 27. Kind of disapointee, but won’t make me lose sleep. :-)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Doug-Page/596350796 Doug Page

      I have the update installed and up to date on mine and 7 friends in the Windsor Canada area and still no update…Acer said it’s a regional update and depending on your area you will get it within a week.

  • Derge

    Located in Gatineau Quebec, Canada.

    • Glenn56

      did you receive your updates just want to know because it seems canada is not receiving this update….

  • http://adignorantium.tumblr.com/ Frank

    ICS became available around 3:00 AM here in Philadelphia, Pa. I waited until 11:00 AM to install because I never would have gotten to sleep. So far, so good.
    The first thing I noticed was speed. Everything seems to be working a little faster and smoother. There are minor UI changes. The settings menu is a little more detailed.
    I’m not sure if the absence of the ‘rings’ was Acer’s choice, but you can’t miss what you never had.
    The KOBO, nook, and Kindle reading apps all work fine. Plume twitter app, and Pulse news feed app, YouTube and Netflix apps are all working well.   
    My biggest question has to do with screen capture. I read somewhere that Ice Cream Sandwich would have a Screen Capture feature. Apparently, Acer’s ICS update has no such feature.
    If anyone knows how to capture a screen shot with their Acer A500, without rooting, please share.

    • http://adignorantium.tumblr.com/ Frank

      *NOTE- Just found out how to capture a screen shot.
      Press the ‘Volume Down’ button (Vol -) AND the Power Button at the same time until you hear a notification sound. Image will be saved.
      **image below is screen shot taken of the open Pulse news feed app.

  • Gabriel

    I have problems, every time I put it in stand by, if I don’t use it again in 1 hour, it doesn’t wake up, I have to turn it on again, anyone know what to do? Thanks.

  • derekkchung

    No face lock? What is new with ICS 4.0.3? I just got it and wondered how I can have more fun.

  • Jason

    For screen capture, press and hold on power button and vol down button together for a while  ….

  • http://adignorantium.tumblr.com/ Frank

    Thanks to Jason for the screen capture advice.. Appreciate it.

  • vaigai

    delighted to see update notification on my acer iconia 500 , here in India.  Downloading update now!

  • Jackgerb57

    Kept getting the system is up to date message until I did Google Play update to the 
    Iconia Tab Update Enhancement.  After I updated it found the update and I’m downloading now.

  • Greynar

    In Calgary, and I kept trying with no success, even tried rebooting and uninstalling/reinstalling the update enhancement – nada.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Doug-Page/596350796 Doug Page

      I have the update installed and up to date on mine and 7 friends in the Windsor Canada area and still no update…Acer said it’s a regional update and depending on your area you will get it within a week.

  • PTZ

    NOT SEEING THE UPDATE?
    California – Using SETTINGS – ABOUT TABLET – SYSTEM UPDATE, I kept getting notification that the tablet was up to date.  However, when I went into Google Play, I saw an update for ICONIA TAB – Update Enhancement.  Downloaded it and tried “System Update”  It’s downloading as we speak.

  • CJ

    Still no joy for the A100 Gen2 3.2 – very aggravating. Any ideas?

  • Tuan

    MUST DOWNLOAD THE ACER UPDATE ENHANCEMENT APP TO FIND THE UPDATE/ICS. I had done this on 2 units that I have. I WORKED.

    • Robd1892

      Update enhancement is only for a500. It was not made for the a100 because its already onboard.

      Looking at the a100 and a500 articles and boards, more 500 are getting the update first.

      • smk333

        It worked for me as well. Thanks ROBD1892!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Doug-Page/596350796 Doug Page

      I have the update installed and up to date on mine and 7 friends in the Windsor Canada area and still no update…Acer said it’s a regional update and depending on your area you will get it within a week. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eric-Pilote/100000639416470 Eric Pilote

    Still “up to date” with 3.2 here in Saguenay/QC/Canada . Installed the Acer Update Enhancement  …no change. Looks like it’s not yet available for Canadians.

  • R2tate2

    No update for me either until I went to Google Play and downloaded the Acer Update Enhancer. I went back into Settings on the A500 and checked for update and  I was able to start the update. It is updating now. Thanks to those who posted this idea earlier.

  • Leo

    No update in Toronto, Canada yet. Acer updater is uptodate but no update is found. The time is 8pm EST April 27.

    • Gabriel

      in acer support says this

      CanadaAndroid ICS 4.0.XScheduled to start 5-3-12

      • Mcelotto

         That is for the A100, the A500 is said to be released on 4-27-12

  • PMa

    Nothing in Vancouver, Canada.  Acer Update Enhancer already installed.

  • Stephen

    this is my conversation with the acer chat:

    Priya S: Hi, my name is Priya S. How may I help you? stephen ko: hi there, is the scheduled released date for ICS for A500 on April 27th for Canada? Priya S: I understand your concern. I will help you. Priya S: The tablet you care using is A500 Am I correct? stephen ko: yes Priya S: The ICS has been released. Priya S: You will be getting updated within a week. stephen ko: within a week?? shouldn’t i get it on april 27th? Priya S: Acer releases Android Operating System updates in batches. These batches will roll out over the period of about one week, at which point the update will have been made available to everyone.

  • Carling_wolf

    Montreal:
    I installed update enhancement.  Still nothing…
    I wonder if it depends on the google account set up, gmail address etc.
    Perhaps the update is being rolled out based ont those settings. 

  • Robd1892

    I have a link to a solution from the acer forums.  It’s at your own risk but I did follow it and it worked for me, I have ics now.
    http://www.acertabletforum.com/forum/acer-a100-general-discussion/4475-how-move-3-2-ics-your-a100-2.html 

    Go to page 2 and follow the instructions from IcyLoon.  Worked like a charm.  But if you read the beginning post, there is something acer is not telling A100!

    This is for the A100 only!

  • firezala

    Do us aussie battlers get a update.

  • ICSorBust

    just got the update here on east coast…. Having issues like others.  A500 keeps restarting unless I shut down wifi.  Had to do factory reset.  ICS still loaded but all data is lost.  restoring apps from backup.

    • ICSorBust

      UPDATE….  ICS works great after factory reset.  Worth the backup/restore time.  Thank you Acer!!!

  • Adam

    Still no update in Australia!

  • Er

    Got the ics update on friday 27 and I’m in Argentina.

  • Jimmy

    You need to update the acer system update in Google play before you get the update.  Especially if you’re tablet is claiming no update is avalible.  Do it!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Doug-Page/596350796 Doug Page

      I have the Acer system update from Google Play and still no ICS update in Windsor Ontario 

  • Moloch

    Update enhancement installed. It’s 11:50pm here in ottawa and still no ics updates.  really not impressed with acer

    • Jimmy

      Funny, I checked for an update then updated the acer system update, and checked again and it work… sorry :(

  • Zzz

    Just updated a couple of hours ago — it looks great, and Exchange mail finally works on my Iconia A500.

  • Lobo187

    Don’t seem to be able to get my A500 to admit there’s anything new out there. From Australia.

  • Bugout083057

    4.0.3  Woohoo!  Installing the Acer system update in Google Play worked like a charm.  Thanks Jimmy.

  • Vicdun

    still update here in australia

  • Vicdun

    still no update here in australia

  • Bofull

    no update france

  • Mcelotto

    Still no update in Windsor, Ontario, Canada

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Doug-Page/596350796 Doug Page

      I have no update as well in Windsor and I do have the Acer System update installed from Google play.

  • Steve

    Here in Ottawa, Canada I was able to download and install this morning at 1 am. So far overall notice slight speed increase especially on boot. Unable to perform screen capture and ended up powering off a few times (hence the reason I know boot seems quicker). Swype complains of being wrong screen size on first use.

    Currently using Google Chrome beta and liking how it remembers last used pages through power recycle.

    • Mcelotto

       How did you do it?  I’ve been checking the updates and nothing, and I even have the enhancement from Google Play and still nothing..

      • Steve

        I simply checked for update while watching the Nashville Phoenix game last night and there it was. Ended up staying up until much later than planned once I started.:-)

  • Hasan Manzoor97

    No update for A500 here in Saudi Arabia

  • James

    9:20 Saturday morning in Montreal and not a hint of anything…

  • Jdwplace

    Did the up date now my screen won’t orientate. Have to turn on and off if I want screen to go from portriate to land scape. Any idea how to fix?.

    • Jibreel

      I’m having the same problem. Have you figured out how to fix it?

  • Abc

    no updates yet in japan 28 apr @ 2200 hours

  • Nathaniel_natnat

    Nothin here in California still. Waiting impatiently. :(

  • Stephan Baribeau

    Quebec city no update yet…

  • Kqureshi2875

    TX – Updated last night 4/27. 

  • Huggy Poshpaws

    no update in uk yet

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=54707111 Victor Marcano

    menu. settings. about. update. done.

    try this

    • Mcelotto

      I know that’s the exact way I tried it and says no update.  Wonder how they are sending this update out.  It’s seems to be very random.

  • ofankhau

    Got the update and since then I have been having lots of problems. Apps are unstable (the flash rapidly and then crash), including Gmail. I have tried to use the new folder option, but here also, suddenly the folders start to flash before the whole thing crashes leaving only the wallpaper and not option to restart the whole tablet.

    Acer did a pretty bad job and their version of ICS is not mature and should have not been released. And the changes are minimal. If you can avoid an update… I suggest you do!!! Really not worth it and extremely aggravating. Plus Acer is not very helpful up to now.

    Don’t install it… it will screw your Tablet!

    • Steve

      Perhaps there’s some issue with an installed app. I’ve been using ICS on and off today trying out different apps with relatively few problems. The email app was messed up to start with but after clearing the cache for that app and a reboot all is now OK. I have 4 synced accounts and they were all slow to refresh or not at all for some.

      No crashes so far and no problem creating or using the new folders.

    • Guest

      relax

  • Patient

    Acer releases Android Operating System updates in batches. These batches will roll out over the period of about one week, at which point the update will have been made available to everyone.

  • PMa

    Chatted with Acer.  The roll-out batches are based on serial number (SNID) of your unit.  I recommended that they post SNID-range versus date to avoid a lot of calls/chats come Monday. :)

  • Marian Bystriansky

    when I hit system update I have a message: “Network coverage is currently poor. Please move to a location with better coverage to continue”. My wifi has excellent signal I dont know what is going on. I did factory reset as suggested on some blogs but the problem still persist when

    • vs

      Your battery level must be low.

  • Marian Bystriansky

    forgot to write: I got this message when I hit system update

    • Moonyay

      Oh, I thought I was the only one having this issue lol

  • Moonyay

    Marian, i have the same problem…Did you find out what the problem was?

    • Marian Bystriansky

      Well, after I did the factory reset, I read on other blog that it might be caused by Acer’s server overload. So for now do not factory reset your devices, I did and lost all the data lol

  • Maroline88

    my a500 keep rebooting after update, the system was massed up, dont know what happened!!!

  • TiamatB5

    Montreal Canada, and still no update on A500 gen1. Well they said that everyone will have the update within a week … so let’s just wait.

  • Alexander Minier

    HELP!!!!!!!!
    I want do update my Acer Iconia tablet tab a500 to ICS 4.0, yesterday was downloading in my tablet so that indicated to me but I could not download it because I had to go and was in a public place, leaving half the discharge. Today it doesn’t tells me I should do an update as it always does when one is available and when I go to the option to search for available updates tells me that network coverage is poor at this time trasladece to a place with better coverage to continue, although WiFi signal is at maximum it say this, sometimes I’ve done updates with lower signal of which I have now and had never said that before. What should I do?

  • Rayaz

    No update yet for Sri Lanka (asia)

  • Lobo187

    Right, my message has changed from ‘Your device is up to date’ to ‘Network coverage is poor’. I’m thinking that means Acer is overloaded, coz there ain’t nothin’ wrong with my wifi. If not, this tablet is making defamatory comments about my setup. Australia.

    • Jvaliga

      Similar issue here. Yesterday morning i could get the update but waited until i backed up my tablet and removed sd card then tried to update and got the same poor network coverage error when i was sitting a few feet from my router and had full signal strength. I’m willin to wait though as the there seems to be about a 50/50 split with people having issues and not.

      • Lobo187

        Yeah, I went to the Acer website earlier and started to download Acer Sync. It was coming down at 5k a second and had an estimated time of 6 hours. I think there might be a bit of competition for bandwidth over there. If, on the other hand, there’s something glitched telling my Iconia that wifi coverage is poor when it’s not – that’s a different story.

      • Jvaliga

        I don’t think it is a glitch. My wifi works at normal speeds for everything else.

  • Paulwilliam809

    still no sign of I cs update in the UK. Any idea when it will come here thanks

    • Luke2072

      Mine came last Saturday in the UK so if you still don’t have it you might need to reset your tab or something. :-)

  • Eternaespagnola

    Got my update on the 27th, my tablet is running very slow ever since. Any idea how to troubleshoot this? Btw, initially screen orentation didn’t work either.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SGSVKTPHYSFAWEQN3X75UMS6MQ Jeffrey

       I got the update on the 27th and it appears that my tablet is faster and more stable since.  As soon as the update completed, about 1/2 a dozen apps updated (but I don’t have nearly the number that people say they do, nowhere near 100+).

      The GPS is even working without my having to root and hack a file to tell it what satellites to to look for.

      I have an Acer Iconia Tab A500 32 GB that I bought, reconditioned, about 2 months ago.

  • Cory Adey

    The “Network coverage is currently poor. Please move to a location with better coverage to continue” has nothing to do with your Wi-Fi connection.  What it really means is that your tablet cannot resolve the DNS name checkin.acer.futuredial.com.  This is the address that your tablet looks up to determine if there is an update available or not.  For me at least, this address is currently unresolvable, or more specifically, it says that it is non-existent, which isn’t exactly correct, but it is how my ISP’s DNS server sees it.  

    You can check how your computer (and by extension any other device on your network, like your tablet) resolves this name by opening a command prompt/terminal and typing “nslookup checkin.acer.futuredial.com”, without the quotes.  If the address is resolvable, you will get a Non-authoritative answer with a list of one or more IP addresses, if, like for me right now, it is not, you will get an error stating such.

    My guess is, to lighten the load on their servers, Acer has somehow geo fenced this address and will probably be opening it up on a regional basis.

  • Gramature

    it woukd have been very simple to release the update by city, province, state… or different time zones, if people knew when they could receive it and only a certain area is alound to actually download at that time then people would be flocking to their iconias to hit that update button, that way alot of people could get it quickly and not jam servers based on how many iconias were purchased in those areas up to date. instead of making everyone run to the message boards and demanding anwsers that we clearly wont have until its all said and done and no more people receive the update.

    owner of an
    iconia a500 &
    acer all in one

  • Mario

    I agree with Gramature. Acer is clearly unable to handle this whole upgrade

  • gilgamish

    Recieved my update here in Houston on Friday….can’t really see a diff. And STILL have tethering issues.

  • Jvaliga

    Just completed my update, no real issues yet. Need to go thru all my apps and see if there are any problems. Boots in about 1/4 the time that it used to:-).

  • Gerloless

    Received ICS about 6 hours ago….working fine so far, only couple apps not working out of +-150. And its not any important apps (games).

  • Mah385

    After update a500 cant turn on from sleep after 10 or more minutes. Rebooting is needed. Battery is drained out also. Do not upgreade to ICS.

  • Graham Reed

    Just got off the phone w/  L2 Acer Tech.. He said the ‘not updating’/’network coverage’ issue is w/ Taiwan servers and should be resolved by midnight tonight… we’ll see.

    • Marian Bystriansky

      It seems that Acer is unable to do it right and now making all the excuses about issues with servers. Btw do you mean midnight in Taiwan or wherever you are located

  • Marian Bystriansky

    It seems that the servers are running again, but according to acer my A500 is up to date. 

    • Lobo187

      Same here. I think I’ll just wait until I get the pop up telling me to update. I was excited for this, now I’m just over it.

  • James

    Canada (Montreal)… nothing yet. Am still being told I am up to date… yeah right.

    Why can’t Acer provide a link to a page where the update can be downloaded?

    • Adressed

      Same here! From Montreal, Canada too!

  • Graham Reed

    I have an Acer A100 and A500. Both are saying “Up to date” in Vancouver Canada. Midnight < 3hrs away…

  • Jvaliga

    No problems at all. All apps running fine so far. None of the issues other people have been having.

  • Ian

    since updating, my Tablet continually resets every minute or so. It is also not connecting to my WIFI anymore.  Anyone find a solution to fixing this?

    • Ian

      Actually I just realized that the moment it does connect to WIFI is when it automatically resets the Tab. 

  • Vicdun

    all thats looking for a download look here

     http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1113878 

    it worked for me no problems

    australia aswell so good luck

    • Tiamatb5

      Worked for me too, my tablet is now running 4.0.3. All working perfectly so far. Thanks Vicdun for the link.
      By the way : a500 gen1 in Montreal ;)

      • Lobo187

        I’m fully upgraded using these instructions. Beats waiting on Acer. Hassle free so far. Western Australia.

  • Dw

    I read that Canada will be getting ICS on May 3rd.

    • Cory Adey

       Not exactly.  According to Acer’s official page at http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/14634 the A100 is Scheduled to start 5-3-12.  The A500 was Scheduled to start 4-27-12.  I’ve also read that Acer is staging the update over the week and at the end of the process the update should have been made available to all the tablets.

  • Graham Reed

    The “by midnight” fix came & went and still no ICS. Acer level 2 repair now said they don’t know when. It seems that most of Canada got an upgrade, not me in Vancouver. Guess I’ll D/L a leaked ROM…

    • John

      Don’t have it as of yet in Montreal… then again, being Quebec, it doesn’t surprise me.

      • Mcelotto

         Still nothing in Windsor, Ontario.

  • Jean

    Still no ICS this morning in Québec city.

    • Marian Bystriansky

      same in UK :(((

  • Mcelotto

    Still nothing in Windsor.  but from what I’m reading in this thread, it goes by serial number or something like that.  Hopefully Acer will get everything figured out soon.

  • Purplepeach1958

    I got the update on my Acer iconia a500 a few days ago but since that time I haven’t been able to use the flash. When I try to open anything requiring flash I get a message at the adobe site that flash will be available soon. Not good. I had flash before the system upgrade and now I don’t have it.

    • Cory Adey

       Flash was included with the Homeycomb 3.x ROM but has been removed from the ICS 4.x ROM.  No need to worry though, if you open the Play Store (aka: Market) and do a search for flash you will find Adobe Flash Player 11.  Install this app and all will be well again in flash land.

      • Purplepeach1958

        Hi, I am using flash player 11. I even tried to figure out how to uninstall it to reinstall but I don’t know how :-(

      • Cory Adey

         If you do as I suggested above, open the Play Store and do a search for flash, when you find and select Adobe Flash Player 11, if it is already installed there will be an uninstall button instead of an install button. 

  • Regimbaa

    Nothing in Ottawa
     

  • Meandu

    no update hear uk 22.34 3/5/12

  • John

    Okay, this update thing  is becoming a joke.  Drop the OTA and just provide a link.

  • Ilovesuburbans

    ics came through, but it killed the wifi. there are a lot people complaining but no fix yet besides backing up apps and doing a hard reset.

    • Wagnerm

      Alberta, nada…..hurry up and wait i suppose….

  • Regimbaa

    Still no update in Ottawa , Ontario CA

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Doug-Page/596350796 Doug Page

      Just got the update in Windsor ON. 7 of us got it at the same time so it should be coming to you soon. Make sure you have the Acer Enhancement downloaded from the Play store. Good Luck :) 

  • Marian Bystriansky

    it has been a week now and still no update for UK, what the hell is going on?!! very disappointed

  • Jvaliga

    I have had ics for a week now and for the most part everything works fine. Occasionally when i boot it does not connect to the wireless network until i goto settings and tell it to connect then everything is fine. My tablet wallpaper app will stop working when surfing thru new backrounds after about 2 to 3 minutes. All of my other apps work fine. No real serious issues to report. I had no screen rotation problems or need to do a hard reset. One or two minor glitches that a future update will probably fix.

  • Graham Reed

    My A100 is upping now, FINALLY. But my A500 continues to chug along on 3.2.1. C’mon Acer, there’s no excuse for that !

  • Adressed

    Just received the update this morning. Everything looks fine, no problems so far… it actually is faster than before… :-) Montreal, Canada

    • James

      Montreal as well. The update was there at 6:00 this morning (7 May)… downloaded quickly, installed quickly. Everything seems to be functioning as it should. So far so good.

  • PjOttCan

    Morning of May 7, Ottawa, Canada – fine so far

  • Mcelotto

    Got tired of waiting and installed it from the link provided below.  I’m impressed with the boot speed, no issues when I installed it, very fast upgrade.  Did some searching and if anyone wants to root their tablet, check this link out.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1531646

    **not responsible if you kill your tablet, try at your own risk  

  • Msnw16554

    Acer Iconia updated today, but I cannot find apps and the whole appearance seems to have changed
    Can anyone offer any help or advice please

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Doug-Page/596350796 Doug Page

    Just received the ICS update for my A500 in Windsor Ontario Canada today May 7th @ 4:30pm 

    • Mcelotto

      Would you be able to post your build number?

  • Anthony

    Heres a trick that helped me get it faster… I tried updating 4 or 5 times and got the “Your device is up to date” message, so finally after poking around on Acer’s website, I found this .apk. Basically it’s the update installer. So download it to your tab, and install it, then click check for updates and it worked right away. Heres the link you want to download “Application.apk” http://support.acer.com/us/en/product/default.aspx?modelId=3851

  • Shahrizan7474

    Got mine too yesterday at 1000HRS, Shah Alam, Malaysia..Thank You Acer..:)

  • Davidgrasmeijer

    Got the update done,and looks much nicer,but my acer is much slower in response.longer waiting time when starting up,and some games take up to a minute to load.anybody else has this problem.and is it possible to go back to 3.2

  • Andy Turford

    I updated my acer Iconia and it keeps resetting itself? does anyone know how to fix this? I really don’t want to do a hard reset if i can help it!! :/

  • GP

    Can Someone help me, My Acer A500 has problems to access Google Talk, Keeps telling me Connection interupted and thats causing problems with my google play updates please help!!

  • Ruvan

    At last I got Ice cream Sandwich (4.0.3) pushed to my A501 yesterday in Sri Lanka! Oh and it’s working fine…

  • nlcatter

    useless POST above MORONS