Sony has finally released Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) for its Sony Tablet S, marking the first update from Sony with Google’s latest mobile operating system version ahead of a scheduled rollout for Xperia smartphones.
“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,” a representative for the Japanese electronics giant wrote in a blog post.
Sony features the same ICS goodness found on other devices, such as a panoramic camera view, enhanced lock screen, redesigned home screen icons, an improved Android web browser, Face Unlock and access to Google’s beta Chrome web browser.
The company has yet to reveal the availability date for an Android ICS update for the dual-screen Sony Tablet P, which has ignited fears that it may not come to the slate at all. Sony is set to release ICS updates for its smartphones, which include the Xperia Arc S, Xperia Neo V and Xperia Ray, in four to six weeks.