Acer Unveils A $150 7-Inch Jelly Bean Tablet; Once Again Proves The Nexus 7 Is A Steal At $199

ASUS and Google are not the only one releasing ultra-cheap Android tablets. Today, Acer is also taking its shot at the ultra-cheap Android tablet market with its new Iconia tablet – the B1-A71 (Seriously, Acer? You could not come up with a better name?).

The Iconia B1 sports a 7-inch display with 1024 x 600 display, and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Mediatek processor along with 8GB of internal memory and only 512MB of RAM. The 0.3MP camera in the front should be barely sufficient for video chatting. While the Mediatek processor is not really impressive, Jelly Bean should help in at least providing lag-free experience to users.  The killer feature of this 7-inch tablet, however, is its extremely cheap price of $150.

Acer is looking to hurt the sales of the ultra-cheap Android tablets from various Chinese OEMs with its new $150 tablet. However, if you can, spend the extra $50 and get the Nexus 7 from Google. For just $50 extra, the overall usability and experience jump from this Iconia B1 tablet to the Nexus 7 will be worth it.

Acer Iconia A200 Ice Cream Sandwich Update Rolling Out Now

Apart from selling PCs and laptops, Acer also manufactures Android powered handsets and tablets. While its Android devices have not exactly managed to gain as much popularity as the company would have hoped for, Acer still continues to support them.

Now, it looks like Acer has started rolling out the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Iconia A200 tablet. While the company has not officially confirmed the news, quite a few A200 owners are reporting that they have already got the Ice Cream Sandwich update on their tablet.

The Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Iconia A200 brings with it an improved performance, new widgets, enhanced UI and more.

This update makes the A200 the first tablet from Acer to get the Ice Cream Sandwich update. It also makes the A200 among the first few Android tablets from any manufacturer to get the ICS update. Kudos to Acer for beating Samsung to this!

Hopefully, Acer will also be updating its other Iconia tablets like the A100, A500 to Ice Cream Sandwich, sooner than later.