Sony Tablet P and Sony Tablet S get updated to Android 4.0.3

Sony Tablet P and Sony Tablet S get updated to Android 4.0.3
Back in April, the Sony Tablet S received the Android 4.0 update, becoming one of the first Honeycomb flavored tablets to make the jump to Ice Cream Sandwich. That tablet, the more traditional of the Japanese manufacturer's two models, is getting further updated on Thursday to Android 4.0.3. But what about the Sony Tablet P, the model with the unconventional looking clamshell form factor? The good news is that this device is also the recipient of the update, albeit in selected markets only.

According to Sony, Android 4.0.3 brings a new UI to the tablets, including the ability to create folders using 'drop and drag' gestures. Holy webOS Batman! Apps that you are done using but remain open on the screen can be closed by swiping them off the display so as not to tax the tablet's internals with a program that is running but that no one is using. The improved web browser now allows you to toggle between desktop and mobile rendering and pages can be saved for offline viewing. Some of these new features are designed to save you from reaching your monthly data cap so quickly. No one likes to get throttled, especially when they are paying for it.

Some of the new features brought to the tablets by Sony include the ability to store and access content from a full-sized SD card. Functions you use often are now kept on top of the screen thanks to the "Small Apps" update. With the update, certain functions like the Browser, Remote Control (Tablet S only) and Calculator apps are within instant reach thanks to the "always on top launcher" icon. You can quickly bring up a web site, change television channels or due some calculations all while using your tablet for something else. The Android 4.0.3 update also carries with it updates for the camera including improved editing features while a wider choice of Slideshow Templates makes going through your photos more enjoyable.

All Sony Tablet owners will be alerted of the update to Android 4.0.3 and given the option to install it. In addition, Sony Tablet users are eligible to receive a free copy of the game Super Stardust available at the PlayStation Store.

source: Sony

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