Acer starts shipping its Android 4.0-powered Iconia Tab A510

According to reports, Acer has started shipping its latest Android 4.0 `Ice cream Sandwich'-powered tablet offering - the Iconia Tab A510 - which is now available from the company online store, and will hit the retail stores in the coming weeks.

Priced at $449, the Acer Iconia Tab A510 is fully loaded with the Android 4.0 version, and also boasts a 10-inch screen; a powerful NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor; 1 GB of RAM; 32 GB built-in storage capacity; a microSD card slot; a
5-megapixel rear camera; and a 1-megapixel front-facing camera.

While the Iconia Tab A510's 10-inch display - which sports a 1280x800 resolution - places the new Acer tablet in the same category as the market-leading Apple iPad and the biggest Samsung Galaxy Tab version, a few of the other specifications of the tablet include a full-scale USB port; an HDMI output; and a battery which can last up to 12 hours, as per Acer's claims.

Meanwhile, along with announcing the availability of the Iconia Tab A510, Acer has also hinted at the Android 4.0 update schedule for its Iconia Tab A100 and A500 Android tablets. As per the information shared by the company, the rollout of the Android 4.0 update for both the tablets will begin on April 27.

The US versions of the Iconia Tab A100 and A500 will have the update rolled out on April 27 itself, though Latin America will actually get its updates a few days earlier, and the Canadian users of the Iconia Tab A100 will have to wait till May 3.