Acer introduced its Iconia Tab A700 to the US in June and it was shipping with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out-of-the-box. Our experience with the tablet wasn’t a smooth one but you can read all the details about that in our review. It looks like the manufacturer has started the global roll-out of the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update as users from Europe as well as the US have reported its presence.
While our review unit was somewhat sluggish, the Jelly Bean refresh should bring some smoothness to the experience thanks, on one hand, to Project Butter and, on the other hand, to some tweaks that Acer might have included. Alongside other improvements (like faster browsing of the web) Iconia Tab A700 owners who applied the refresh are also reporting a longer battery life. Make sure to check for the update’s existence on your tablet because Jelly Bean is a version of Android you must have on your device.