Acer Iconia Tab A100 appears for $349 in Walmart system, might hit in time for the Android 3.2 Honeycomb update

Acer Iconia Tab A100 appears for $349 in Walmart system, might hit in time for the Android 3.2 Honeycomb update
Google's tablet Android Honeycomb will be updated to 3.2 in the "next few weeks" for tablets like the Motorola XOOM, but the new version also brings 7-inch screen size compatibility, and support for Qualcomm chipsets, which means that tablets like the HTC EVO View 4G or the Asus Eee Pad MeMO 3D will be able to take advantage of it.

In that line of thought, the 7" Acer Iconia A100 tablet, which got delayed, is now appearing in Walmart's inventory system for $349, evidently about to hit shelves some time this summer. The display stickers still say Android 3.0 Honeycomb, so we are wondering if the delay was actually due to waiting for Android 3.2, or just manufacturing/logistics issues.

7-inchers with Android 3.2 Honeycomb, however, are not about to hit before August, when slates like the Huawei MediaPad are expected to launch. Updates to existing 7-inchers like the HTC Flyer, should start being rolled out around that time as well, if the tablet Sense UI doesn't get in the way of timeliness.

Android 3.2 Honeycomb will be the last Android version before Ice Cream Sandwich, which will be merging the tablet and smartphone experience together. Besides different screen size and chipset support, Android 3.2 will have updated Movie Studio, as well as Movies and Music aps, not to mention the widgets, which are also poised for an update, and improved hardware acceleration.



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ICONIA TAB A100
  • Display 7.0" 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 2, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1530 mAh

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6 Comments

1. Synack unregistered

Might have to swap my OG Galaxy Tab out for this bad boy. I could use a better nav and audio player in my car along with everything else it could do just sitting around.

2. ~ unregistered

If acer can get the word about this tablet they may actually have good sales numbers. the $349 price tag is huge, going cheaper than the ipad will really help sales

3. cheetah2k

Posts: 2213; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Have any of you used the Acer A100? Fcuk its laggy and Acer's UI is rubbish....

4. Troy unregistered

I'm guessing you haven't used it yet either. It's not even available yet.

5. Mike unregistered

Ive had mine for over a week now... 329.00 with a 50.00 gift card from Wal Mart.... ive had no problem with the lag you spoke of, It has been fast and responsive in every thing I have asked of it.... of course I tend to use apps for productivity and more work related items.... if youre playing games.. it might be different.

6. Peggy unregistered

I got mine but can not stay connected to the WiFi.....anyone else having this problem? I connect but it kicks me off after about 3-5 minutes but then will re-connect if I go back to the browser and hit refresh several times. I am sitting in front of the wireless. Any suggestions?

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