Sony Tablets to get Android 4.0.3 ICS in late April

by XB on 22nd March 2012

in Android, Sony Tablet

Sony Japan has announced that it will start updating its two tablets (Tablet S and Tablet P) to Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich starting from late April. The new software will bring with it a number of new features including being able to access the camera from the lock screen, taking panoramic pictures as well as a new app (Recopla) that allows users to stream recorded programs from a Sony Blu-ray recorder. Another new feature will be “Small Apps”, which to us sounds like small widgets (like a small browser, calculator or remote control app) that can run on top of an existing app.

For those wondering why we are covering this story, whilst Sony and Sony Mobile are still broadly separate when it comes to tablet and smartphone development, it won’t stay this way forever. We would fully expect certain features that are on the Sony tablets to make its way to Xperia smartphones and vice versa. We will start to see a convergence of hardware and software across these devices and therefore will cover the key developments in the Sony tablet space.

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