Japanese Electronics Giant, Sony Corporation has released Android Ice Cream Sandwich for its Tablet S devices and this is done before the planned launch of its Xperia line of smart phones.
A representative of the electronics giant stated that whenever you connect your tablet to the internet, you would be prompted for a system update and you have click on the OK button which comes up on the screen and the Android 4.0 version would be installed on your tablet within few minutes.
During the install, Sony also runs through a presentation kind of thing where all the features of the Android 4.0 incorporated would be shown. Some of the features of Android 4.0 that would be made available on Tablet S include
- The Lock Screen has under gone a massive facelife and gives you a direct access to the notifications. You can also directly use the camera even in the locked state.
- A new panoramic Camera Mode has also been introduce
- Gallery Media Viewer is also improved which includes direct access to the Micro SD card along with some photo editing tools and options. You can also access the other files on the Micro SD Card.
- The Small Apps for the Multitasking have been introduced. Tools such as Calculator, Browser, Remote Control and Move to screen edge to reduce screen clutter.
- The new actions have been defined especially for the home screen. There is a plethora of actions that have been defined by the OS. You can create a new directory or folder by simply dragging the files that you want to put in that directory. You can also rename your folders very easily.
- The Web Browser has also undergone a makeover. Now you can easily switch from the mobile version to the desktop version of a website. You can now easily store the web pages on the memory card so that you can read it later on. Earlier, you need to install special apps for this but now this functionality is provided by the web browser itself.
- The screenshots can now be taken by the OS. Simply press Power + Volume – button to capture the screenshot.
In order to celebrate the success of the Ice Cream Sandwich, Sony is offering la discount of $50 and a free cradle on its Tablet S. Note that this deal is applicable only in United States.
Sony hasn’t clarified whether the ICS would be available for the dual screen tablets, Tablet P. The company is stated for the release of ICS updates for its Xperia range of smartphones.
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