Toshiba Thrive Android 4.0 ICS update not coming until June

February 22, 2012
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Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is all the rage right now and we are slowly learning the update paths and plans for all the popular devices. Toshiba has been pretty quite as of late but this week they finally gave us a little more details although nothing concrete. Confirming that Android 4.0 ICS for the Thrive wont be here for a while. Possibly as late as the end of June.

We have been following along with their @ToshibaUSA Twitter account and while an official actual date or time frame has not been released they did offer a small update yesterday. Stating that Android 4.0 ICS for the Thrive is targeting for the end of Spring. For those that don't follow, Spring is officially over around the end of June (19th to be exact) here in the USA. So chances are we'll be waiting a while to get anything official from Toshiba.

Obviously this is just a rough time frame that was released by an employee over on Twitter and hopefully that is very rough and a worst case scenario. It really shouldn't take them that long for the update to roll out but we'll just have to wait and see. With the Prime and XOOM already on ICS, and many Acer tablets getting it already too we see no reason to have to wait so long.

It looks like both the 7 and 10" Thrive tablet wont be getting any frozen treats for a few more months. Hopefully some leaks appear to give everyone a little hope in the mean time.

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[via ComputerWorld]


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  • Anonymous

    Seems there have been many such “announcements” by way of Twitter lately…

  • 531Kim

    I know quite a few people are unhappy with Toshiba and their late release of 4.0, but I’m hoping this will be a much less buggier system. There were so many issues across the board for tablets updating from 3.1 to 3.2. I love my THRiVE. After researching along it’s qualities I definitely have not been disappointed.

  • sean2345

    this is really stupid i just updated last night hoping that i would have ice cream sandwich only to see its another stupid version of honeycomb 3.2.34934845209857203495872340598273 :( toshiba is starting to really bother me and question why i purchased the tablet in the first place?!?!?!?!?!

  • tagstar

    Only gripes so far.

    1. Can’t charge via usb

    2. Only supports 4 touches.

  • fidju

    OH BOY!

  • Thunter1911

    I am finished with Toshiba and the Thrive.  Toshiba has treated their existing customers like step children and that is not the way to win repeat customers.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VGXY766LHBGS7ZPG5WXZNUEDDY guest33

    Well, here it is June. worst case scenario unfolds. Yet I’m sure Toshiba will go that extra mile and just not issue ICS altogether for the Thrive. People, make your ICS tablet upgrade come the way of Asus and Google in July and forget about Toshiba – horrible and overpriced tablets. Maybe they figure if they hold out long enough every Thrive owner’s screen will crack or die first. They’re on the fast track to that already.

  • veteranpurpleheart

    If they don’t offer this update by the end of the month I am going to post steps how to get it via flash and also I am going to upload software to run the IPad system as well, Boeing Software Engineer!

    • R0UNDTREE

      Sweeeeeet!

  • teki

    “ICS update for Thrive tablets has been shifted to early fall to ensure the best possible experience. Apologies for any inconvenience.”

    https://twitter.com/ToshibaUSA/status/215871677412814849

  • David Linneman

    June has came and gone and July is almost over, forget ics I am ready for jellybean. sent from my Toshiba thrive at105