Sony has released an Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) upgrade for its Tablet S device, ahead of the promised roll out for its Xperia smartphone line.
Sony said in a blog post that the tablet will receive all ICS' key features, including new home screen actions, access to Google's Chrome Web browser and a host of new camera and video modes.
Sony has confirmed the ICS upgrade is already active and that Tablet S users should receive a prompt the next time they connect the tablet to a Wi-Fi network.
However, the announcement gave no indication if or when Sony's Tablet P will receive an ICS upgrade and at the time of publishing Sony has not responded to V3's request for clarification.
There has been concern that the Tablet P will not be getting ICS sandwich due to the increased development costs Sony would incur tweaking the operating system to work with its folding split-screen.
The update adds the S Tablet to the list of Sony products confirmed to receive the ICS Android update.
In April, Sony confirmed its Xperia arc S, Xperia neo V and Xperia ray smartphones were scheduled to get the ICS update.
But that roll out will start in Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and Norway and there's still no official word from Sony when the upgrade will arrive in the UK, other than it will be sometime in the next four to six weeks.