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Deal Alert: refurbished Acer Iconia Tab A500 on eBay for $239

If you're craving some Ice Cream Sandwich goodness but can't quite justify $399 for a new ASUS Transformer Pad 300, we feel you. Times are tough, and tablets - we freely admit - are a luxury. But if you can scrounge together about $240, you can grab a brand new Acer Iconia Tab A500, which has just been updated to Ice Cream Sandwich with a free helper app to boot. Sure, it's not the best 10-inch Android tablet out there - but right now, it's the best 10-inch Android tablet for $240.

Android Community Weekly: April 29th, 2012

Another week, another barrel full of Samsung Galaxy S III news - I mean Android coverage. Believe us, we're as tired of the torrent of leaks, teases and misinformation as you are - which is why we're much more excited to talk about the long-awaited reveal of Google Drive. We've got hands-on impressions and a comparison of competitors for you to enjoy. Also notable this week was Google's return to retail with the $399 GSM Galaxy Nexus on the Google Play Store, and another look at Project Glass courtesy of Charlie Rose.

Acer releases app to manually update A500 tablets to ICS

Now here's what we like to see: a manufacturer that's proactive in getting their customers upgraded to the latest software. Acer might have been somewhat behind the curve when it came to granting Android 4.0 to their Iconia Tab A500 model, but now that it's out, they want to make sure those who want it right away can get it as quickly as possible. Their new ICONIA TAB update Enhancement app will help users to do just that.

Acer Iconia Tab A500 ICS update rolling out today

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.

Android Community Weekly: April 22nd, 2012

Another week of Android happenings is behind us, but there's one thing we're still talking about 'round these parts: Android Community's brand-new look! Hopefully you like it as much as we do - we've put a lot of work into making the site more readable and usable. But enough about us, let's get to all the news you need to catch up on if you've spent the last week under a rock.

Acer’s quad-core Iconia Tab A510 on sale now

Well look at that - on the same day that Acer's nailed down a date for updating its older tablets to Ice Cream Sandwich, it's also started selling the new Iconia Tab A510. This revision of the A500 model includes a Tegra 3 quad-core processor and ships with Android 4.0. And if you care about such things, it's also the "Olympic Edition", which means you get a snazzy five-ring logo on the back. The Iconia Tab A510 is shipping now from Acer's online store for $449, and should show up at retailers soon.

Acer Iconia Tab A500 and A100 ICS update coming April 27th

Good news for Acer owners: your Android 4.0 updates are finally starting to trickle out. Early adopters who bought the Iconia Tab A500 when it was one of the only Honeycomb tablets available will feel vindicated that they'll be getting Ice Cream Sandwich very soon. Both the A500 and the smaller A100 will be seeing updates on April 27th (next Friday) in the United States. Canadians get the update on May 3rd (all the better to watch our Galaxy S III liveblog!) and those in Latin America will get updates for the A100 on April 25th and for the A500 on April 27th.

Android Community Weekly: March 25th, 2012

With the Ides of March fully behind us, the folks at Android Community are looking forward to summer... and all the drool-worthy hardware it brings. The last week saw quite a bit of activity in that space, with new hardware being announced and leaked steadily. Of course there's plenty of movement on the software front as well, with more and more devices getting upgraded (or at lease getting the promise of an upgrade) and the first hints of Android 4.0.5, the latest version of Ice Cream Sandwich.

Acer Iconia Tab A510 packs Tegra 3 and ICS in $450 slate

Acer has outed its first quadcore Ice Cream Sandwich tablet, the Acer Iconia Tab A510, a 10.1-inch slate running Android 4.0 on NVIDIA's Tegra 3 chipset. The A510 has a 1280 x 800 10-point touchscreen with 85-degree viewing angles, a microHDMI port, micro USB 2.0 port and microSD card reader. Inside there's 32GB of storage and 1GB of RAM, along with WiFI a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. A front camera runs at 1-megapixel and is fixed focus, while the 5-megapixel rear camera supports autofocus and can simultaneously snap stills while recording HD video. Polaris Office 3.5 along with various other apps are preloaded, together with Acer's own clear.fi DLNA streaming system and the Acer Ring UI. The chassis is 10.2(w) x 6.9(d) x 0.43(h) inches and weighs a little over 24 oz, and bears both Acer and Olympics logos as it's apparently an "Olympic Games Tablet Edition." The Acer Iconia Tab A510 is up for pre-sale today, priced at $449.99, and available in black or silver. A matching case with integrated stand is priced at $39.99. [gallery]

Acer Iconia Tab A510 gets an Olympic edition

It's that time of the quadannual cycle again. With the 2012 Summer Olympics in London getting closer and closer, the endorsements and marketing are going to start ramping up any day now. Acer seems to be getting an early start: they've unveiled the Iconia Tab A510 Olympic Edition at CeBIT in Germany. There's nothing extraordinary about the Android tablet: it's got the same specs and internals as the as-yet unreleased standard version, with a spiffy Olympic rings logo and a silver-on-black color scheme.