Ice Cream Sandwich Update Reaches ThinkPad Tablets

After some fits, starts and delays, we are pleased to announce that our ThinkPad Tablet users are now enjoying the rich flavor of Ice Cream Sandwich—the Android 4.0 operating system—on their tablets. The mobile OS update was delivered over-the-air to numerous countries (including the United States, UK, Europe and much of the rest of the world) during the past few weeks.

Why all the fuss about Ice Cream Sandwich? ThinkPad Tablet users with Android 4.0 will be able to take advantage of a couple of key aspects of the new OS:

  • A new and improved browser with a significant speed boost that allows you to jump to your favorite content faster and even save it for later in case there's no network available.
  • Voice input that allows you to dictate text. As the voice input engine enters text, it underlines possible dictation errors in gray. After dictating, you tap underlined words to quickly replace them from a list of suggestions.

We thank our many ThinkPad Tablet users for their patience as we got this rolled out and we look forward to your feedback on the new operating system.

Sachin Pathak is Lenovo’s Worldwide Product Marketing Manager for ThinkPad Tablet.