Sony plans on serving Ice Cream Sandwich to Tablets S and P

Sony plans on serving Ice Cream Sandwich to Tablets S and P
For those who have purchased Sony's Tablet S or Tablet P, we have an early Xmas present for you. The Japanese based manufacturer has announced that both tablets will be receiving Android 4.0. While the timing on either update was not  revealed, Sony did say that it has released the Software Development Kit for Tablet P.

Of the two tablets, the Sony Tablet S is the more traditional of the two with a 9.4 inch screen offering resolution of 1280 x 800. An NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core 1GHz processor is under the hood with 16GB or 32GB of native storage aboard. That total can be increased through the use of a 32GB microSD card. A 5MP camera on the back captures video at 720p at 30 fps. There is a .3MP front facing camera for self portraits and video chat. Sony has just started shipping a 3G model of this tablet, priced at 100GBP more than the Wi-Fi only model. Android 3.1 is installed. We would expect Sony to make this variant available in the States for about $100 more than the current price of $499 for the 16GB model and $599 for the 32GB unit. The 3G version is shipped with a slot for a SIM card. The Sony Tablet S was the device used by the Pope to light up the world's largest Christmas tree earlier this month.

The Tablet P has a clamshell form factor, which is certainly unusual for a tablet, and is equipped with two screens. The screens are 5.5 inches each with resolution of 1024 x 480. Powered by the same NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor that runs the Sony Tablet S, 4GB of built inb storage can be pumped up to 36GB with a microSD card. A 5MP camera is on back with the ability to take video at 720p at 30fps while the front facing camera comes in at .3MP. With Android 3.2 installed, this unique tablet has been released in the UK for 499.99GBP ($773USD) and is expected to eventually be offered by AT&T in the States in both a Wi-Fi and 4G LTE versions.

source: SonyUK via Phandroid

Related phones

Tablet P
  • Display 5.5" 1024 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 2, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3080 mAh
Tablet S
  • Display 9.4" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 2, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + SD SDHC
  • Battery 5000 mAh



1. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

That's cool. Guess Sony cares for their customers after all...

2. jellytime

Posts: 135; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Wow where have you been?

5. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

they DID do that whole thing with their writable cd's a few years back... caused a lot of hullabaloo that's been hushed..

3. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

So tegra 2 can handle ics i expect the atrix to be updated.

4. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

Dude, OMAP3 1GHz processors can handle ICS, anything released this year that is high-end or maybe mid-end can handle it

7. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I was thinking there may have been compadibility issues because I haven't heard much about tegra 2 devices and heard alot about omap

6. ghost__uwi

Posts: 175; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

Whenever I hear ice cream sandwich I start getting hungry

8. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Whenever i hear ice cream sandwich, i see an android crushing an apple fruit with its finger only... XD

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