Sony Tablet P and S Getting Android 4.0.3 ICS Update Now
The Sony Tablet S was one of the first devices to switch from Honeycomb to Ice Cream Sandwich. Now a fresher version of Google’s OS is available for the tablet and its sibling, the Sony Tablet P. Don’t worry if you haven’t been alerted about its availability — it is pushed out region be region and will reach you soon.
Sony says this update brings a new UI, which allows users to create folders using ‘drop and drag’ gestures. Moreover, the apps used before and remaining open on the screen now can be closed by a simple swipe off the screen. The improved web browser now lets users toggle between desktop and mobile rendering, and save pages for offline viewing. As you could’ve guessed, most of these features are designed to save your monthly data, which is what consumers have been waiting from the manufacturer.
The next big enhancement refers to the ability to store and access content from a full-sized SD card. Plus, the functions you use more often than others are now kept on top of the screen. It’s called “Small Apps”. The “always on top launcher” icon allows users to reach the Browser, Remote Control (Tablet S only) and Calculator apps. So you can view a website, change television channels or calculate something while doing something else.
The camera app is improved as well, and now you can edit the photos with additional editing features, and it’s now easier to go through your photos due to a wider choice of Slideshow Templates.
Of course, there are more improvements than we have introduced you above, but not all of them will come to both handsets. Regardless this fact, Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich is an awaited update, which makes the Sony Tablets stand out.