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ICS update for ThinkPad Tablet detailed

As the weeks go by more Android devices are finding out when and in some cases if, the latest operating system will be arriving. Today we have news of the ICS update for the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet that gets detailed by the company.

According to Lenovo it is looking to upgrade the popular device to the latest Android software by the second quarter of 2012, and could possibly be by May. The device that was launched back in July and aimed as a business tablet that currently runs Android Honeycomb. According to PC World Lenovo have stated in the past that the ICS updates will hit its IdeaPad and ThinkPad devices as an over the air update, but didn’t reveal any dates.

Once available users of the device will experience an enhanced user interface, connectivity, and improvements to applications and multimedia. Google has designed the operating system to work on both tablets and smartphones, and improves data and email security.

It is not all good news though as the upgrade may not enable some features that are specific to certain devices. Android Beam shares web content via NFC technology but devices such as the ThinkPad Tablet doesn’t have NFC capability.

The Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade has started the slow process of arriving on rival tablets such as the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, which led to some users reporting rebooting issues after the upgrade. Do you have the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet? What do you think of it?

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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