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Sony Brings Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich To Tablet S

Sony released the latest iteration of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, for the Tablet S before it hits the rest of the Xperia range from last year (including the Xperia Play, the Neo and the arc amongst others).

Sony's Maya Wasserman said in a blog post "The next time you connect to Wi-Fi, your Sony Tablet S should prompt you to do a system update, just click OK to download, and in a few minutes you should be ready to go on Android 4.0."

The update will bring single motion panorama photo mode as well as direct access to the SD card to the tablet. It will also add a number of "small apps" including a remove control plus an enhanced lock screen.

You will also get the new Face Unlock functionality as well as Google's Chrome browser rather than the bog standard Android browser. Sony has yet to confirm whether Android 4.0 ICS will come the Tablet P.

The tablet can be had from Amazon for as little as £299, a £50 discount from its recommended retail price. The device comes with a dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor clocked at 1GHz, with 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage and a 9.7-inch 1,280 x 800 pixels display.

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Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.