Lenovo IdeaPad, ThinkPad tablets to get ICS upgrade by May

By Kul Bhushan | Published on 31 Jan 2012
Lenovo IdeaPad, ThinkPad tablets to get ICS upgrade by May

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Earlier this month, we'd reported that Lenovo is going to roll out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to its ThinkPad tablet in the second quarter this year. And now Lenovo has revealed that its IdeaPad tablet will also receive the ICS update. According to reports, the update is likely to arrive in India by May this year.

The Lenovo ThinkPad and IdeaPad tablets currently run on Android 3.1 Honeycomb operating system. Lenovo's ThinkPad tablet is available for Rs. 45,000 in India presently. The tablet sports a 10.1-inch display with 1280x800 pixel HD resolution, 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor and 1GB of RAM. Read our hands-on of the ThinkPad tablet for more information about its specifications and other features.

While the ThinkPad tablet is aimed at enterprise users, the IdeaPad tablets are meant for the general users. Lenovo sells two IdeaPad tablets in India – IdeaPad A1 and IdeaPad K1. According to reports, Lenovo is likely to roll out ICS upgrade to the IdeaPad K1 tablet, as it runs on Android 3.1 Honeycomb. The IdeaPad K1 has a dual-core 1.0 GHz Nvidia Tegra T20 mobile processor with 1 GB DDR2 memory and 16 GB on-board storage. Read our review of the product for more information about its features and performance.

At the recently concluded CES 2012 event, Lenovo had unveiled a new 10-inch tablet, called the IdeaTab S2, running on the ICS operating system. Besides Lenovo, Asus has already announced ICS upgrade plans for its Eee Pad series of tablets. The first Asus tablet to sport the latest Android OS is the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime. ViewSonic has also announced ViewPad e70 tablet with Android ICS.

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