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Lenovo To Update ThinkPad Tablet To Android 4.0

China based technology company Lenovo is planning to upgrade its massively popular ThinkPad Tablet to the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS platform, the company announced on Monday.

Lenovo however, refrained from disclosing any specific timeline for the arrival of the update, but only stated that it will hit users' devices sometime during the second quarter of 2012.

The ThinkPad Tablet made its debut appearance in the market last July, and has since managed to establish itself as one of the most sought after business tablets.

As of now, the device is running on the relatively outdated Android 3.1 Honeycomb platform.

Lenovo previously stated that the ICS 4.0 update for the ThinkPad and IdeaPad tablets would be made available over the air. However, no further details were provided by the company.

A report by Top News Arab Emirates states a few of the hardware specific features in Android 4.0, such as the use of the NFC technology for transferring Web content, directions Maps etc., will not be extended to the ThinkPad even after this imminent ICS update.

NFC (near field communication) is a technology that allows users to make payments (or share data etc) by just waving the device in front of other NFC enabled devices.

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