A500 came with 3.01 update


Only noticed when I tried to update, only had it 3 days. So looks like new ones are getting shipped with the latest version. Anyone else think the power cable is too short btw


Android Enthusiast
3.1 is the newest update, which is what the xoom got. 3.01 isn't much of anything. I believe 3.01 is just acer's original firmware.

Just so you know...

Android 3.01 Updates
1) Native Browser
- Updates for HTML5 support
- New multi-touch support for JavaScript and plugins
- Updates for overflow scrolling

2) Adobe Flash Player update 10.2
- Hardware accelerated video presentation for H.264
- Deeper integration with the Android browser rendering engine
- Enhanced performance for multi-core tablets
- Automatic soft keyboard support

3) Bug fix that addresses daylight savings time and calendar appointments

4) Updates for USB and Bluetooth

Android 3.1 Updates
- UI refinements
- Connectivity for USB accessories
- Expanded Recent Apps list
- Resizeable Home screen widgets
- Support for external keyboards and pointing devices
- Support for joysticks and gamepads
- Robust Wi-Fi networking
- Enterprise support
- Updated set of standard apps
+ Browser
+ Gallery
+ Calendar
+ Contacts
+ Email


"A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer." - Bruce Lee


Im newbies in Android
Just bought Acer Iconia a500 for 1 week
If the update for v3.1 is available,how can i upgrade my device?
And does my installed app will be gone?


Yea, but I just got off the phone after an hour with Acer about my 1 day old a500. It came with 3.01 but this is not what the are pushing out. They are OTA'ing kernal 1.4xxx where my machine has 1.01xxx. The screen problem, GPS, Microsoft Exchange are all in the newer kernal.

They said I have to wait until it is pushed to me, no way to force it.


don't know what they were thinking with the extremely short power cord! Just don't make sense. Maybe to save some pvc plastic and the environment?