Android 4.0 for Acer Iconia Tab A500 Arrives Early

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On top of the Sony Tablet S getting an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, it appears that of owners another Android tablet, the Acer Iconia Tab A500, have begun to receive Android 4.0 as well. The Iconia Tab A500 Android 4.0 update wasn’t supposed to officially arrive tomorrow but it seems some users […]

Why Didn’t Tablet Buyers Want to Touch the TouchPad?

HP TouchPad

When we learned that Best Buy couldn’t move the HP TouchPad we weren’t surprised, but today’s news that HP would discontinue the device and essentially pull out of the consumer slate tablet race did catch us off guard. As I began to think about it, I’m not really that surprised that the TouchPad didn’t get […]

How to Get Netflix on Your Honeycomb Tablet Right Now

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Earlier today, Netflix released an update that brought support to several new smartphones including the Samsung Droid Charge, the HTC ThunderBolt, and hey, even the Motorola Droid Bionic. Also listed, Lenovo’s IdeaPad which is a Honeycomb tablet. Thing is, the IdeaPad isn’t the only Honeycomb tablet that is able to take advantage of the Netflix […]

Acer Iconia Tab A500 Review: Not Good Enough to Compete with iPad

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The quest for a good Android alternative to the iPad led me to the Acer Iconia Tab A500. The comparable size and lower price tag of $449 made this a compelling option. I really wanted to like it, but despite some compelling traits I cannot recommend it because of frustrating weaknesses. Since Apple is so far ahead […]

Summer Road Trip: Tech In Our Bag & On The Road

MacBook Air On the Road

This week my family and I will be leaving on a long two-week trip around the Southeastern United States taking some of our favorite mobile tech toys with us. I thought I’d share with you what we are taking to make the journey fun and efficient. Last summer our editor Josh Smith took what he […]

How to Root the Acer Iconia Tab A500 with Gingerbreak

Rooting Acer Iconia Tab A500 as simple as Tapping Root Device

The Acer Iconia Tab A500 Android Honeycomb 10.1″ tablet that I am reviewing is easy incredibly easy to root thanks to the Gingerbreak app which can root or unroot the device with the tap of a finger Here are the steps and applications needed to root the Acer Iconia Tab A500. Turn on USB debugging – from […]

How The Iconia Tab A500 Almost Replaced My Point and Shoot

A500 Camer App

As I test the Acer Iconia Tab A500, I was surprised at how much I liked using the tablet as a camera because of the built-in app and the large screen. While the quality of the images is less than stellar, the experience of taking pictures on a large screen is surprisingly good. If Acer […]

Acer Iconia Tab A500 First Impressions (Video)

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I just got ahold of an Acer Iconia Tab A500 tablet running Android’s Honeycomb 3.0 operating system. If you already own an Android smartphone, want a tablet that supports external storage, doesn’t need a dongle to connect to a HDTV or perhaps just like the open nature of the Android marketplace; the Acer Iconia Tab A500 is worth […]