Android 4.0 ICS is finally set to be a reality on the Lenovo ThinkPad tablet, almost half a year after the Chinese company has first promised such an upgrade. The software update, which is being rolled out over the air, has started trickling in on Monday, which means those who have yet to receive any official notification can try the manual route to download the update. Ironically, the Android ICS update is coming at a time when Jelly Bean has become the talk of the town. Lenovo will have to make another commitment soon as to when it plans to bring along Jelly Bean to its tablets.
Until that happens, ThinkPad users can soak in some real ICS fun with a more refined user interface, face unlock, resizable home screen widgets, NFC-based sharing with Android Beam, new camera features, and so on.
As for the tablet itself, the ThinkPad is aimed at the enterprise segment with prices starting at $429. Specs wise, the tablet is powered by a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core CPU and includes 1 GB RAM and up to 64 GB of internal memory. Up front is a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display. The tablet originally came loaded with Android 3.1 Honeycomb and should allow for more functionality and ease of use with Android ICS on board.
via the verge
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