Android 4.0.3 has just arrived for two Sony tablets – the Tablet P and the Tablet S. This update contains Android Ice Cream Sandwich features coupled with some additions such as Sony-branded apps.
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. Apps that you are done using but remain open on the screen can be closed by swiping them off the display. The improved web browser 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.
In addition, now you get the ability to store and access content from a full-sized SD card. 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. The Android 4.0.3 update also carries with it updates for the camera including improved editing features.
All Sony Tablet owners will be alerted of the update to Android 4.0.3 and given the option to install it. Please note that the Tablet P update is only available in selected markets. Now, owners of either the Sony Tablet S or Tablet P in select territories can download the upgrade for free.
Sony Tablet keeps evolving with Android 4.0.3
21 May 2012
Latest update teams operating system enhancements with unique new features and apps from Sony
Streamlined user interface, with drag & drop folder creation, improved multi-tasking and browser
Updated features by Sony, including direct access to full-sized SD card, always-on ‘Small Apps’ and enhanced photo viewing options
Sony Tablet™ is evolving to give you an even speedier, more satisfying multimedia experience.
Available in Europe by the end of May as a free update for all Sony Tablet users, latest Android Version 4.0.3 (also known as Ice Cream Sandwich) brings many new features and operating system enhancements to Sony Tablet S and Tablet P models. Alongside a major user interface overhaul, the update includes a number of new Sony-unique apps and functionality.
Android 4.0.3 brings an even more intuitive, consistent feel to the Sony Tablet experience. Now it’s easy to create folders on your Workspace with simple drag and drop gestures. Recently-used apps can be dismissed with a swipe, avoiding multiple apps running unnecessarily in the background. A more responsive browser lets you toggle instantly between desktop- and mobile-optimised web sites. Pages can also be saved for offline reading at leisure when you’re away from a wireless connection.
Unique apps and enhanced features from Sony
On top of all the enhancements provided by Android 4.0.3, unique additions by Sony further personalise your multimedia user experience.
Sony Tablet S users can now directly access and view content stored on removable full-sized SD card. This makes Sony Tablet an even more attractive choice for viewing photos and video clips shot on a digital camera or camcorder. Just slip your camera’s SD card into Sony Tablet and enjoy on the detail-packed touchscreen – or store and share online with PlayMemories, the cloud-based service from Sony (NB: PlayMemories Online is available in the UK, France and Germany).
Frequently used functions are kept in easy reach with a new
All Sony Tablet owners will be automatically notified and offered the option to upgrade their operating system to Android Version 4.0.3.
For more information please contact
Sony Europe PR Team