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Sony Tablet P and S to get ICS update in Japan in April, Tablet P also gets a Wi-Fi only model

March 22, 2012 | by Adrian Diaconescu

Android News, Sony Tablets, Tablets

Sony Tablet P and S

Sony’s Tablet P and S have been two of the most eye-catching gadgets of the past months, coming with very unique designs. However, neither of the two devices has become extremely popular, due mostly to their premium pricing, but also because technology enthusiasts have been waiting for Android 4.0 slates.

If however you are one of the few that picked up one or the other tablet in Japan, we have a very good piece of news for you, as both the Tablet P and the S are getting near to their awaited Ice Cream Sandwich updates.

According to a press release from Sony, the updates will take place in ‘’late April’’, but for the time being it’s unclear whether this will be a limited release in Japan only or if Tablet P and S adopters in US will themselves enjoy it.

Aside from the usual things an ICS update brings to a device these days, the Tablet P and S will take advantage of expanded photo capabilities with activation from the lock screen, will gain the ability to take panoramic pictures and will feature a brand new ‘’Recopla’’ app for viewing digitally recorded TV programs from Sony’s Blu-Ray recorders, as well as an enhanced ‘’Small Apps’’ feature, which should make for a more efficient multitasking experience.

And if you still have a problem with Tablet P’s pricing, you should know that the guys at Sony will make available on April 21st a Wi-Fi only version of the dual-screen clamshell. Once again, we only know for the time being that the model will be released in Japan, but I think it’s safe to assume that sooner or later US and European technology enthusiasts will be seeing this one as well.

The Wi-Fi version of the Tablet P will go for 50,000 JY upon its release, which would convert into around 600 US dollars these days. Sure, if the exact same tablet will ever see the light of day in America, it will most definitely cost less, but for the moment we should wait and see…

Via Impress (translated)