Back in March, we mentioned that the Sony Tablet S would be getting the update to Android 4.0 ICS. Today is the day with the update now available for users to download. A video has turned up on YouTube showing the new features the tablet gets with the update. It’s worth noting that it’s unclear right now if the update is available to all Tablet S owners, or if it’s rolling out in some sort of staggered method.
The Sony video shows some of the interesting new features the update brings. One of those updates is an enhanced lock screen that allows direct access to notifications and the ability to swipe and dismiss them. The user can also unlock directly to the camera, and the camera gets a new panoramic mode. The gallery media viewer has been enhanced with direct access to SD card files and photo editing tools.
Users can now also run “small apps,” which opens some apps in a smaller window for multitasking. There are also several new home screen actions such as the ability to drag icons for apps together to create a folder and the ability to rename the folder as you see fit. The browser has been enhanced as well and there is a native screenshot function along with the ability to save web pages for off-line viewing. Check out the video to see all the new features for yourself.