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Sony officially reveals list of devices getting ICS update

Sony has unexpectedly revealed the names of a set of gadget getting the Android ICS update

Frequent updates from Sony Japan, on the 22nd of March uncovered the Company’s Dual tablet strategy for the Android 4.0. The company revealed that a new version of the Tablet P with a colorful swatch of attractive accessory would be on its way soon.

According to the Sony Japan press release, the earlier released Sony Tablet S and Tablet P will also be gifted with the Android 4.0.3 in late April this year.

The owners of Sony tablets are still very curious to know if the company will follow the same timeframe for the update elsewhere for their tablets. The company did not immediately respond to the CNET’s request for comment regarding plans for the Android update stateside.

The software engineers at Sony have yet again filled up the Android version update with loads of goodies. The update will bring up a new feature named “Small Apps” which is accessible from the main Android menu and will also allow one to launch a calculator or a web browser on top of the current working screen without even having to switch out of the current processing app. There is also a pop-up Internet browser window which is resizable and works over the full-screen video.

After bringing up such new feature, Sony has gained up with the strict competition from the Apple iOS which offers nothing such. The most gained from the small apps feature is reportedly the Tablet P which will offer the unique feature to run the apps on a separate screen, so that the top of the screen may be playing a video while the bottom is a web browser.

According to the recent news, a new Sony mega app named “Recopla” is not likely to ever see the light of the day stateside. The Recopla is a powerful app which allows the Japanese consumers to copy content from their Blu-ray recorders or multi-terabyte DVRs to the Tablet S.

With all these updates, there might also be a Wi-Fi gray variant with the Tablet P said to be due in Japan on the April 21. This version of the Tablet P will cover the same specs as for the hardware but will include a 16 GB micro SDHC memory card, while the 3G model would only provide a 2 GB card. The 3G-less tablet P (SGPT213) accompanied by the enhanced battery shows the following rates 6.6 hours of Web browsing over Wi-Fi, 18.6 hours music playback, and 7 hours video playback. The 3G model of the Tablet P will showcase a Standby of 120 hours, but its Wi-Fi model is to sport about 260 hours of power.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-03-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)