Sony Tablet P Android Ice Cream Sandwich Update Release Coming May 24

Sony has confirmed that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Sony Tablet P will arrive next week on May 24. Bought the oddball dual-screen device? You’ll soon be able to wave goodbye to Honeycomb.

Sony released a press release in Japan stating that the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the dual-screen Sony Tablet P will appear next week. Although not guaranteed to arrive in the UK at the same time, the more popular Sony Tablet S update rolled-out worldwide simultaneously.

New features offered by Ice Cream Sandwich include a handful of interface tweaks, much better traffic monitoring, improved voice recognition, resizeable widgets and a more dynamic lock screen. The one feature we keep on coming back to though is the ridiculous Live Effects that feature in the standard ICS video camera app. They’re crazy-fun.

In March 2012, Sony said “sales on Tablet S met our expectations”, but we’re not so convinced the Tablet P sold as well. We’re yet to see one in use by a normal person – so if you have one, please do give us a shout in the comments. The unusual device received lukewarm reviews, but we’re keen to know what you think of your tablet.