Android Ice Cream Sandwich update for Toshiba Thrive
On its announcement here at Phones Review, we’ve brought you news surrounding the new Toshiba Thrive tablet, be it specs, comparisons or video footage. Today before we refresh you on its features, we wanted to let you know that its OS looks to be getting a boost from the current Android 3.2 Honeycomb to the much-anticipated Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.
Although an official date has not been received, it appears according to computerworld.com that the ICS OS update will arrive towards the end of the spring. As we are aware, this could be anytime with the end of spring being around June 19th.
Rumblings of when the OS update will commence have been a talking point on social networking site Twitter on the official @ToshibaUSA account. When we talk about the Toshiba Thrive tablet, we are in fact talking about the smaller 7-inch and 10-inch versions.
According to JR Raphael over at computerworld, Toshiba Public Relations Manager Eric Paulsen has responded to when the Thrive tablets will receive their ICS update. Via Twitter once again, he said the company are targeting the ‘end of spring’ for both models of the tablet.
Specs wise, the 7-inch tablet boasts an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 5MP rear and 2MP cameras, and connectivity with WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth with 16GB or 32GB of internal storage. As for its bigger brother the 10-incher, this yet again packs the same sized processor and cameras with easy grip non-slip interchangeable rubber backplate, which can be chosen from a choice of colours.
With a surge in devices releasing already with Android’s ICS OS or receiving an update, is the Thrive update news to your ears? Let us know.