Sony Tablet S and Tablet P set to receive Ice Cream Sandwich in April

At the end of January, we told you that new reports suggested Sony was aiming for a Spring-time roll-out of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to their pair of Android-powered tablets, the Tablet S and Tablet P. While we didn’t have an exact date, or even a month to give you back then, it looks like The Verge has nailed down a month to get ready for if you own the tablets: April.

That falls right in line with Sony’s confirmation that they would be aiming for a Spring debut of the new software, so it’s good that Sony is aiming to keep to their schedules. Of course, while the update will add the latest version of Android to the pair of tablets, Sony is making sure to add a few tweaks to make their tablets stand out amongst the crowd. Specifically, you’ll be able to take panoramic photos with your tablets. Additional features will include the ability to edit photos from the Gallery application, and owners will be able to activate the camera right from the lockscreen if they so choose.

Sony is also including “Small Apps,” with the update. This is much like the same idea that Samsung has on their Galaxy Tab tablets, wherein you’ll be able to launch a “small” calculator or “small” Web Browser window over the current application you’re running. It’s a great way to support multitasking on a tablet, so it’s good to see more companies utilizing this method.

No exact date was provided other than the April timeframe, but at least it means you don’t have long to wait if you own one of the tablets.

via The Verge

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