Sony Tablet P getting Android 4.0 update on May 24
The Sony Tablet P clamshell device is getting an upgrade to Android 4.0 in May
Sony's somewhat peculiar Tablet P clamshell device is being upgraded to Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 on May 24.
The company sent out a press release in Japan which stated it would begin rolling the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) update for the Tablet P on the aforementioned date.
A global or UK date hasn't been mentioned but it should be noted that the previously reported Sony Tablet S update to ICS occurred globally, so there's good reason to believe this will be a worldwide push too.
The Tablet S, with its more conventional form factor, sold in higher numbers than its Tablet P counterpart and on the whole it looks as though the Tablet P wasn't particularly well received by consumers and critics.
For those who appreciate the quirky dual-screen tablet, however, this new update to Android 4.0 should provide a much-needed boost to the experience. It'll bring an updated interface, a re-configured menu layout, faster performance, more stability and the handy fast app switched has now had swipe-to-close functionality added.
If the Tablet P passed you by you can check out our review. The device comes in Wi-Fi only or 3G capable variants and features a 1GHz dual core processor on ARM's Cortex-A9 architecture and Nvidia's Tegra 2 chip with a ULP Geforce graphics processor.
Both screens are 5.5-inch LCD's with a 1024x480 pixel resolution and a pixel density of 206 pixels-per-inch (ppi). The folding tablet features 4GB of onboard storage, 1GB of RAM and card support for micro SD up to 32GB.