Sony Tablet P will get Ice Cream Sandwich, PlayStation certification this spring

Sony’s dual-screen Tablet P hasn’t been in the news much lately, but in is nevertheless a really neat device that hinges (literally) on a some pretty unique industrial design. However, it has also so far been relegated to mostly a niche market, thanks both to its price and uncommon design. Usually, this means that the manufacturer will delay or forget about updates, but fortunately Sony still seems dedicated to their platform.

According to a spokesperson at a London event, Sony plans to roll out the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Tablet P sometime this spring. Along with the usual Android 4.0 goodies, the update will also bring along a couple new features like PlayStation certification, which will allow you to download PlayStation games to the Tablet P much like Xperia Play and play them with the PS3 Bluetooth controller. For when you need to get some work done, they have also included more compatibility for Microsoft Office documents.

Even though it has only garnered a limited following, the Tablet P is still a great product. The design is innovative, and it is great that Sony is still supporting it instead of giving up. For current owners of the device, the Ice Cream Sandwich update should be welcome announcement, and may even entice some people on the fence. If it ever comes to AT&T as promised, I know I will be giving it a look.

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Aaron Orquia

Aaron Orquia is an associate editor at Pocketables. He has been using Android and Linux since he bought his first computer years ago, and his interest in technology, software, and tweaking both to work just right has only grown stronger since then. His current gadgets include a OnePlus One, a Pebble smartwatch, and an Acer C720 Chromebook.

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