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New Features Of Acer A500 With Android 4.0 ICS Update

My Acer A500 tablet is almost one year old, but it looks new after upgrading to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich – the first benefit or apparent “feature” in my view.

Upgrade Acer A500 from Android 3.x Honeycomb to Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich.

With Android 4.0, there is no need of rooting OS + 3rd-party app for taking screenshot of A500 right on the tablet – just press and hold down both power button and volume-down key together for about 3 seconds (or longer) will do.

By dragging one app icon to on top of another app icon, Android 4.0 ICS automatically creates an unnamed folder (which appears as a circle with apps icons in it), which is useful for grouping similar apps together.

It’s a new experience of browsing apps screen, where app pages become layers as you swipe from one page to another. To stop and/or disable apps, open Settings screen and select Apps from left pane, then tap an item listed on the right pane for further action.

There is panorama feature for the camera app (can’t remember I’ve this prior to ICS upgrade) but it doesn’t include function of recording video and taking photo concurrently (as what HTC One X can do). Oh yes, there is no Face Unlock either :(

Besides, the Acer Ring is not there and it can’t open apps from locked screen, though these features were mentioned in Acer announcement dated Feb 17, 2012.

So, what else do you get from the latest Android 4.0 ICS update for the Acer A500 tablet (that is worth to mention but I’ve accidentally missed it out here)?

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