Sony has confirmed plans to upgrade its Tablet S and Tablet P Android powered slates to the latest Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) version of the platform this spring.
The electronics giant has told the Verge that the devices are currently being tested with the new OS refresh – aka Android 4.0, although a firm release date wasn’t forthcoming.
Features that ICS brings to the table include a re-jigged UI, enhanced customisability, improved power management and an all-round smoother, faster user experience.
To sweeten things further, Sony said it will also be packing in “some really cool unique bits” on top exclusively for its tablets, but stopped short of revealing exactly what these might be.
Meanwhile, rumours are doing the circles that HTC is close to rolling out ICS for its Flyer tablet sometime this quarter, after an HTC customer representative purportedly spilled the beans on the company’s plans.
The Flyer was bumped up to the Honeycomb edition of Android in December last year, so news of ICS arriving is sure to excite owners given HTC has not had a particularly rosy history in the updates department.
The Verge, CNET