Back in April, we got our mitts on the Acer Iconia Tab A500 tablet for review. This tablet was cool because it was the first tablet to hit the market that ran Android 3.0 Honeycomb. If you purchased one of the tablets or the A501, you will be glad to hear that a new Android update is reportedly available for the tablet right now. The update should be available OTA and will take the tablet from 3.0 to 3.2.

There are several new features that the update brings to the tablet including the ability to scale the smaller apps made for smartphones up to the full screen size of the tablet. The app zooming is done by scaling the pixels. The update also reportedly brings with it the ability to sync media from the SD card and increases the overall performance on the tablet. The tip comes from a Polish website called The publication says that sources have indicated in Poland the tablet will come with Android 3.2 from the factory starting this week.

The tablet has a 10.1-inch screen with a SIM card slot and a microSD card slot. It comes with 16GB of internal storage and a 2MP front camera. The rear camera is a 5MP unit with LED flash and auto-focus. The tablet uses the NVIDIA Tegra 250 dual Cortex A9 1GHz processor inside. One of the interesting features of the tablet is a USB port.


  • Groaner

    Isn’t this old news? My icons has had 3.2 since the beginning of summer from am ota update.

    • Zookcrawler

      Not really. Well acer’s own reps say 3.2 will come out this month.

      The a500 came with out 3.0 then at the begining of the summer we received a small update 3.0.2. At the end of june we received 3.1.

      Still waiting for 3.2 hopefully with a bit of netflix love.

      But this will bring the device from 3.1 to 3.2. Acer has been decent with the updates unlike samsung and my galaxy s.

      • Akelapawan2010

        Just got mine A500 last week, had been trying to update since than it was 3.0. yesterday some how it updated and sis not show the invalid update sign to 3.1. i checked my system info and checked for updates again and now is it is updated to 3.2. happy have noticed minor tweaks.

  • Hobajoe

    Sad im in canada and i havnt got an update to 3.1 yet. im still stuck with 3.0.1

    • Dbcharzard

      I’m in Canada and I was able to update mine to the 3.1

  • Pretty sure this update got pushed back to September 10th due to some issues with GPS settings.

  • I just turned on my Iconia and it’s downloading some update (not sure what yet).  Sit tight and I’ll update the group once it’s done (I’m in Canada, BTW).

    • Well the update finished.  It’s not 3.2 (yet).  It appears that it updated to 3.1 (Build number Acer_A500_4.010.31_COM_GEN1).

      Mind you I just fired up this new tablet last night, so maybe it’s old news. 😛

  • Megat_talib

    I already updated my iconia to android 3.2… nothing is change same like 3.1… just waste my time… Malaysia..

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  • cSl

    Still no 3.2 any updates

  • Chris LeDrew

    3.2 was released September 16

  • Montyp2010

    I got my 3.2 update now in Chicago USA 26th Sept .

  • Jwoodring

    I keep getting update invalid messages when I try to update to 3.2.

    • Ted Wooller

      Make sure you pug in the power’ don’t run on battery during install.

  • Pe Fun18

    I just updated to 3.2 and my tablet runs really smooth, I’m able to save stuff to my SD card and I overall love my Acer tablet!! And I’m very picky when it comes to technology and buying a new tablet or phone-

  • notemind

    how to root Acer Iconia Tab A500 Android 3.2?

  • Akelapawan2010

    got mine updated to 3.2 from 3.0 after sever tries to update, finally working 3.2. 
    A500 bought last weak in Thailand

  • I have the A501 from AT&T and no upgrade yet ;(

  • Stipton111710

    what i tunes android app should i download to a500 3.2

  • Gatman45

    got update (twice) first it updated system to 3.2 (327mb download), and then a second update the next to 3.2.1 (8.8mb download). Curious, why two separate updates?

  • Gatman45

    Acer a500 got update (twice). First it updated system to 3.2 (327mb download), and then a second update the next day to 3.2.1 (8.8mb download). Curious, why two separate updat

  • Mike Bl

    My attempts to update A500 3.0 have failed…airplane mode kicks in and disconnects wifi preventing updates… help