Acer Iconia Tab A700 gets first Android 4.2 test ROM

With Android 4.2 having been  pushed out to the Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus earlier this week, the developer community is buzzing again, like with every new version of Android that is released. The Acer Iconia Tab A700, a very capable 10.1 inch 1080p tablet, has also received its first Android 4.2 test build, thanks to XDA developer pawitp.

It could be a while before these devices get the official update to Android 4.2, but since when did that stop the developer community, right? pawitp has released a preview build of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean for the A700, and it is based on the AOSP source code. The developer’s objective was actually to assess how difficult it could get to port Android 4.2 to other devices, but we have an initial build available now for the Iconia Tab A700.

Keep in mind though, that this is a highly experimental build and bugs as well as some non-functional features are to be expected. Initial known bugs include a non-working camera and freezing caused by an active Bluetooth connection. Early days though, and as is the case with most experimental builds, it will only get better as time passes and users report more and more bugs.

If you’re the kind of person who can’t rest without trying out every new ROM that comes out for this device, and can live without the camera and Bluetooth, you can head over to the official development thread for links and instructions to download and install the Android 4.2 test build for the Acer Iconia Tab A700.