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Sony Tablet P receives update to Ice Cream Sandwich

Slowly Sony continues to update all its Xperia devices launched during 2011. Every week there are two or three new models that the company begins to update to the latest version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This time it is the turn of the Sony Tablet P, that device, supposedly a tablet, with two screens, which could be closed to protect both displays. With a really strange layout, and having gone through the market with more pain than glory, now you can upgrade to Android 4.0 for the latest news.

Two screens and an aspect more typical of a game console than a tablet is how the Sony Tablet P, a really strange device that, although it attracted attention for its appearance, was still just that, a peculiarity that, in reality, did not quite reach the hearts of most users. However, Sony, as the exemplary company that it is and has proven to be, has not decided to put aside the Tablet P, but continues to work on the software to expand the functionalities that users who acquired this device enjoy. Therefore, it has begun to update the Sony Tablet P to Android 4.0.

This version of Ice Cream Sandwich brings us some important news. Now it has direct access to the SD card, as well as the files stored within it, in an integrated way. The display of the photos and the gallery has also changed, as has happened with all the devices that have been updated to Ice cream sandwich. Now the photos are displayed with a much more elegant distribution and taking advantage of the full size of the screen, with the possibility of adjusting the size of the thumbnails and the number of photos displayed per page.

As for the camera, the possibility of taking panoramic photographs has been enabled, something that was already possible in previous versions of smartphones from Sony. In addition, the camera can now also be accessed from the unlock screen, by swiping in the opposite direction to the unlock command.

Finally, the inclusion of Small Apps, a hybrid between widgets and the applications themselves. They really are widgets but with all the functions of an application. For example, of this type we find a calculator, an Internet browser, or a remote control, which can be used from the device’s own desktop.

Upgrade to Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich has already become available to Sony Tablet P. It may take a few days for each of the particular models to appear, so it will be necessary to check if the new version of the operating system has already appeared by accessing Settings> About phone> Software update.