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Lenovo confirms Android 4.0 update for ThinkPad tablet

|January 31 2012 |Android Tablets, Lenovo, Android ICS Update

Lenovo is planning to upgrade their tablet range with latest version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. In the recent past, the company said that Android upgrades for Lenovo ThinkPad and Lenovo IdeaPad tablets will be delivered over-the-air. However, Lenovo had not provided any specified period for the updates till time. Now the company confirmed, the Android 4.0 operating system will be delivered in the second quarter of 2012.

Consumers with Android 4.0 update will now be able to enjoy a new user interface, enhanced connectivity, applications and multimedia options. Unlike the previous version Android 3.0 HoneyComb, the newly updated Android ICS is common for both smartphones and tablets. The Android Ice Cream Sandwich comes with improved encryption layers for email and data security that satisfies enterprise level consumers. Also, this OS provides administrators more stronger remote control over tablets. However, some of the features like Android Beam will not work on this device that works with close-proximity data exchange options like Near-Field Communications. But, it is possible to overcome the situation in 3G enabled tablets by using NFC enabled SIM cards.

lenovo-thinkpad-tablet-keyboard-dockLenovo ThinkPad is an Android HoneyComb tablet designed for enterprise level consumers. This slate boasts a 10.1 inch scratch resistant touchscreen display with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution. Lenovo ThinkPad comes pre-loaded with Android OS v3.1 and Lenovo own interface overlay. Under the hood, the device comes packed with 1Ghz Tegra-2 processor with 1GB RAM and 16/32/64 GB internal memory. The tablet sports a 5-megapixel camera on the rear-side, capable of 720p HD recording and a 2.0 Megapixel camera on the front panel. Lenovo ThinkPad features connectivity options including, Bluetooth v2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, MicroUSB 2.0, Mini HDMI port and A-GPS support. The device comes with a standard Li-Po 3250 mAh battery with up to 8 hours of running time.

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