Sony Tablet S and Tablet P Getting Android 4.0 Update
An announcement on Sony UK's community page has confirmed an impending update to Android 4.0 for its tablets, the Sony Tablet S and Tablet P, though when the update will be implemented wasn't revealed.
Both tablets are preloaded with Google Android Honeycomb, with some slight modifications to its user interface and more importantly, having the PlayStation-certified tag linked to it. As such, the Tablet S and Tablet P will be preloaded with classic PlayStation One games, with more to come when Sony introduces the PlayStation Suite initiative on all PlayStation-certified devices.
The Sony Tablet S, which comes with an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core 1GHz processor, is Sony's first foray into the tablet market. Its unique asymmetrical design was a breath of fresh air from the standard designs we've seen off other Android tablets in 2011.
Its Tablet P takes on an even more unique approach with its foldable 5.5-inch dual-screen design. Unfortunately, the Tablet P is still unavailable in most regions, though Sony has expressed their interest to launch it in Singapore sometime in 2012. Hopefully, when it does, the Tablet P will be released with Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box.
2012 will be an interesting year for Sony, with the Ice Cream Sandwich update for its tablets being one of them. Earlier on, the company has also announced that it will acquire Ericsson's stake in the Sony Ericsson joint venture, with the Sony Ericsson brand phasing out sometime in the middle of 2012.
Throughout this period, Sony Ericsson has also committed its current Xperia lineup with an Android 4.0 update from March 2012, starting with the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S, Xperia Neo V and Xperia Ray.