Android 4.0 ICS update heading to Sony's Tablet P this week

Android 4.0 ICS update heading to Sony's Tablet P this weekSony's Tablet P is one of the more interesting takes on the whole tablet thing we've seen so far – and even more than six months after its release we're still not sure whether it's a good interesting or a bad interesting.

What we do now know, however, is that Sony has announced some Ice Cream Sandwich goodness for its split screen slate, with the Android 4.0 update set to roll out on Thursday, May 24.

Sony Japan's press release to announce the update's imminent arrival doesn't explicitly say whether it's a worldwide release or not, but based on how the Tablet S update was rolled out we'd say it's a safe bet UK Tablet P owners will get their Android makeover before the end of the week - pretty much bang on schedule with the "springtime release" Sony promised in January.

As for individual features, our Japanese is a little rusty to delve deeply into the Sony Japan press release, but thankfully the chaps over at The Verge have revealed some of the bells and whistles waiting to be unleashed.

Sony's Small Apps feature lets you run apps such as the browser or calculator in their own small window without having to minimise the app you were using, while you'll also be able to jump directly to the camera from the lock screen and take panoramic photos.

The updated browser now lets you switch between desktop and mobile versions of a site using a single button, a feature that we imagine will work out less gimmicky than it sounds.

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JanSt / MOD  May. 21, 2012 at 12:50

Small Apps sounds like a good thing.

Stelph  May. 22, 2012 at 12:59

Im currently using Quasar on my jailbroken iPad to use small apps/windowed multitasking

Its surprisingly good (especially when you have a game running, youtube and web browser open at the same time)


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