Android Ice Cream Sandwich update for the ThinkPad tablet will arrive in May


Lenovo launched the ThinkPad in July last year as a business Android Honeycomb tablet which today retails starting at $479.

The Chinese multinational company which develops, manufactures and markets personal technology such as desktops, notebooks, workstations, servers, storage drives, tablet pc’s and other related products and services has plans to upgrade the ThinkPad tablet to the latest operating system developed by Google — Android 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich, in the second quarter of 2012.

The upcoming Android 4.0 ICS firmware upgrade starts rolling in May and it will be pushed over the air (FOTA) to all ThinkPad tablets in stages for about a month. Besides the new ICS OS the update brings a list of improvements: browser enhancements for faster and better browsing, voice input and the face unlock feature.