2012 April has been a good month for users awaiting the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update on their devices as a number of handsets received the update. After Xperia Ray, Xperia Neo V and Xperia S smartphone from the house of Sony had received the update, it’s the turn of Sony Tablet S to have a byte of Ice Cream Sandwich.
The ICS update to Tablet S was promised long ago with other Sony smartphones as well and Sony has delivered to its promises. United States users were the first ones to receive the updates. Previously Sony Tablet was running on Android 3.2.1 Honeycomb operating system but this update will change your OS version to Android 4.0.3 in your tablet.
The Android 4.0 update for Sony Tablet S comes with some well known features such as Face unlock, exclusive data usage, panoramic picture capture, recording and taking videos at the same time along with a number of improvement in the user interface also. The new features of the update includes the following:
- Enhanced lock screen with direct access to notification
- Face unlock feature
- Panoramic picture camera shoot
- Direct SD card access and photo editing tool
- Calculator, Browser, Remote control are moved to Small Apps folder
- Clutter has been reduced in the home screen
- New home screen options of drag and drop to create folders
- Enhanced web browser
- Detailed data usage
- Native screenshot capture using the Volume and Power buttons
You must create a a backup of the existing application on your Sony S tablet before proceeding with the firmware upgrade else will lose all data present in the tablet. The package for upgrade is of larger file size so make sure to proceed with this update over Wi Fi network.
Steps to Install Official ICS Update in Samsung Galaxy S2:
Step-1: As this is an official update, you will receive notifications directly on your device saying that the updates are available for your tablet along with other details of the update. If you have received any such notifications then you can choose to tap on Install Now or Install Later option.
Step-2: Install Now option will update the software instantaneously and Install later option will remind you daily of the update. Users who haven’t received any notifications can manually check by navigating through the path Menu > Settings > About Tablet > Software update then tap on Update Android.
Step-3: After the updates are applied, you can check the software version by navigating through Menu > Settings > About Tablet then check for the built number and software number.
Thus you can easily install the Official Ice Cream Sandwich in Sony S tablet by following the steps mentioned above carefully.