Taiwanese based PC maker Lenovo will begin the rollout of Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) for its IdeaPad and Thinkpad tablets in the month of May in India.
The tablets currently run Android 3.1 and will be directly upgraded to Android 4.0. “ICS upgrade for consumer tablets will begin in May in India,” a spokesperson of Lenovo India told The Mobile Indian.
Lenovo sells three tablets in India, namely ThinkPad, IdeaPad K1 and IdeaPad A1, which runs Android 2.3.x. ThinkPad is for enterprise users and IdeaPad is meant for general users. While the spokesperson didn’t specify the models for upgrade, it is likely that models running Android 3.1 will receive the upgrades first.
Lenovo IdeaPad A1 tablet comes with a 7 inch LED display, and runs Android 2.3. It is not clear if the Android 4.0 update will be released for this tablet along with the other two. It works on a single core 1 GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 3622 processor and 512 MB RAM.
Lenovo IdeaPad K1 is yet another consumer segment tablet but with high end hardware and Android 3.1 Honeycomb OS. 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.
ThinkPad, which is aimed at business users, is a 10.1 inch tablet that comes with an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core mobile processor with built-in Adobe Flash player and Android 3.1 operating system.
ThinkPad tablet comes with an optional digitiser pen, a full size USB port, full size SD card slot, mini-HDMI, and an optional ThinkPad quality keyboard folio case with optical TrackPoint.
The 10.1 WXGA (1280 x 800 pixel) display of the ThinkPad tablet comes with scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass as well. The tablet allows users to view and edit Microsoft Office documents with the preloaded Documents to Go app.
The tablet comes with WiFi connectivity, 2 GB free cloud storage, and a standard size USB port and SD card reader.