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Sony Tablet S gets Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Brings Google Chrome to the tablet
Fri Apr 27 2012, 16:06

JAPANESE ELECTRONICS GIANT Sony has released Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) for its Tablet S device, ahead of its planned rollout for Xperia handsets.

In a blog post, a spokeswoman for the company wrote, "The next time you connect to Wi-Fi, your Sony Tablet S should prompt you to do a system update, just click OK to download, and in a few minutes you should be ready to go on Android 4.0."

Sony also runs through the features that ICS will bring to the tablet, including an enhanced lock screen, panoramic camera mode, re-jigged home screen icons and an enhanced Android web browser. Although there's no mention in the blog post, it will also enable the slate with Face Unlock functionality and access to Google's beta Chrome web browser.

Sony has yet to announce an Android 4.0 ICS rollout date for its dual screened Tablet P, sparking concerns that it might not be coming to the device at all. Owners of a Sony smartphone need not worry though, as Android 4.0 ICS will be coming to the Xperia Arc S, Xperia Neo V and Xperia Ray in the next four to six weeks. µ


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