Ice Cream Sandwich now available for the Sony Tablet S

Sony announced today that, as promised, its Tablet S is now receiving its Android 4.0 update. Beginning today, owners should see a popup notification prompting the update, which will be delivered over the air. Among the goodies your Tablet S will soon be enjoying include:

  • Enhanced lock screen (Direct access to Notifications; Unlock direct to camera)
  • New panoramic camera mode
  • Enhanced Gallery media viewer (Direct SD card access + photo editing tools)
  • Exclusive “Small Apps’ for multi-tasking (Calculator, Browser, Remote Control)
  • New Home Screen actions (Drag icons together to create folders; Add names to folders)
  • Enhanced web browser (Switch from mobile to desktop web sites; Save pages for offline viewing)
  • Access files directly from SD card
  • Native screenshot capture

If this is your cue to grab the Tablet S, you’re in luck: from now through May 12, Sony will offer a $50 instant rebate and a free cradle accessory, knocking the pricetag down to $349 for the 16 GB model and $449 for the 32 GB model. Hit the break to see ICS on the Tablet S in action.

Source: Sony Blog; thanks Derek!

Anndrew Vacca