Sony Tablet S update available; brings Android 4.0.3 ICS with lots of new goodies

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Sony has announced, detailed and begun rolling out the latest update for the Tablet S. This update is available for Tablet S users based in the US and will bring your device up to Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich. We believe this is an update that all of those using a Tablet S will want to grab as soon as possible. Simply put, it is a bit update with lots of changes and new features. For example — there is now a guest mode. This means you can share your tablet with a friend or family member and not have to worry about things getting messed up in any way. The guest mode will offer the ability to restrict and/or grant access to specific apps as well as customize the wallpaper and icon layout for them. Even better, guest mode is as easy as clicking an icon. Just look for the Guest Mode in the upper right hand corner of your tablet. In addition to the guest mode, Sony also stated that they have improved copy and paste and added a “bunch of new icons.” Otherwise, here is how the rest of the update plays out;

  • New media player applications (WALKMAN®, Album, Movies) – Our media players have been redesigned and offer some useful new features, so definitely check them out.
  • New Small Apps – We have added more apps to the Small Apps feature. Now you can overlay a small browser, IR remote, calculator, voice recorder and timer on top of another app. You can also register and use widgets as small apps now.
  • New macro functionality on the Remote Control App – We know our IR remote control app is very popular, and we have now made it even better. You can now add six programmable macro keys, which allow the ability to turn on multiple devices, including TV, Blu-ray Disc™ player and audio system, with the touch of one button. For example, you can program sequenced commands such as “Watch TV” or “Play Music.” You can also now choose a different skin for each device so you can easily distinguish between them.
  • New widgets, including Topics – You will also notice new large widgets added to the Home Screen. These show more content, including Topics.
  • Socialife – Social Feed Reader Cloud has been revamped as Socialife. This social news magazine app helps you discover your favorite news, videos and social networking feeds in one place.
  • Watch Now – Make sure you download this app from Google Play™. Watch Now provides an interactive, visual program guide fueled by personal preference and real-time trends from your social media feeds. You can use it to discover new shows based on intelligent recommendations from the app, change the channel with a flick of your finger or share your thoughts on what you are watching via Twitter™, Facebook® or Get Glue.

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