Sony Tablet S gets Ice Cream Sandwich

Sony Tablet S gets Ice Cream SandwichI saw a Sony Tablet S on sale the other day and wondered if I’d ever buy one. Not on your nellie, man. I have an iPad. *grins smugly and awaits punch in the face…*

Still, I think the Sony Tablet S is great simply for daring to be a wee bit different, and now we’re hearing that it’s getting the Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) treatment. Good stuff.

Ice Cream Sandwich for the Sony Tablet S is said to be fairly stock, so you can expect to access notifications directly from the lock screen (with the option to dismiss ‘em, should ye desire), and jump straight to the camera – with all-new panoramic snappage.

There’s one sexy new feature specifically for the Tablet S, however. A few weeks ago, Sony’s Japanese Ice Cream Sandwich press release revealed floating windows for the calculator, browser and remote control. Neato.

That means you can drag the aforementioned around while doing other stuff, with the option to pin them to the side, minimise them, or close them altogether.

The Sony Tablet S, of course, is the one what’s weighted at the top to make it more comfortable to hold, and kinda resembles a folded back magazine.

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 27, 2012 at 12:05

10 people are ecstatic ....

Pondlife  Apr. 27, 2012 at 12:19

The yanks get a free dock for it at the moment too, which would interest me more if it had hdmi but nope that too doesn't bother. So I shan't either.

Pondlife  Apr. 27, 2012 at 16:50

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 27, 2012 at 20:19

When Sony killed the PS2 right after San Andreas, I stopped paying attention. There was the first game to really push the console to the limit, and they come up with that shiny thing that does a hundred things half-assedly.... baaahaaaaa....

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