It appears that the latest tablet to get Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system is none other than Sony’s Tablet S. The update is now available to those that own the Android slate.
Sony confirmed the news on its blog, saying that the update is ready to be pulled. Owners should be prompted to download the firmware when the device is connected to Wi-Fi and from there, the software can be downloaded and installed in a matter of minutes.
Once that’s complete, Tablet S owners will be running Android 4.0, an elusive piece of software that still isn’t on a vast majority of Android devices.
- Enhanced lock screen
- Direct access to Notifications
- Unlock direct to camera
- New panoramic camera mode
- Enhanced Gallery media viewer
- Direct SD card access + photo editing tools
- Exclusive “Small Apps’ for multi-tasking
- Calculator, Browser, Remote Control
- Move to screen edge for reduced clutter
- New Home Screen actions
- Drag icons together to create folders
- Add names to folders
- Enhanced web browser
- Switch from mobile to desktop web sites
- Save pages for offline viewing
- Access files directly from SD card
- Native screenshot capture
- Press “power” and “Volume –“
Not too shabby of an update.
Curious users can check out the software in action in the video below:
The Sony Tablet S is currently available for $349 for the 16GB model and the 32GB model runs for $449. At those prices and with this new update, they certainly are worth a look.
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