Lenovo to Unveil Android 4.0 for ThinkPad Tablet in May 2012

LenovoIn a recent report, it has been told that Lenovo is all set to upgrade its popular ThinkPad Tablet to the latest version of the Android 4.0 operating system. It is likely to be unveiled in the second quarter this year and even company sources have confirmed the same.

The much talked about ThinkPad Tablet was uncovered in July last year, specifically made for the business class. The upcoming version is told to offer its users access to the latest version of Android 4.0, which can offer user interface, connectivity, application and multimedia improvements.

However, it is being said that there are chances that the Android 4.0 upgrade might not be able to activate some hardware-specific features such as Android Beam. The Android Beam is told to be using the NFC (near-field communications) technology which can be used for sharing Web content, maps and directions between tablets by simply tapping.

Nonetheless, it would offer the company much needed edge over the competition it is facing from Cisco. It has been known that Cisco is selling Cius tablet with Android, which is being getting words of appreciation from the business class. However, there is no news as such if Cisco would be jumping on the bandwagon to release the upgraded version.

It has been known the company had been selling its three tablets in India, namely ThinkPad, IdeaPad K1 and IdeaPad A1, which runs Android 2.3. x. Though there is no information as such on the specifications of the upgrade, it is being said by some close sources that the models running the Android 3.1 would be upgraded first.

“ICS upgrade for consumer tablets will begin in May in India”, a spokesperson of Lenovo India confirmed recently. Further, it has been said that the Taiwanese based PC maker would unveil the Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) for its IdeaPad and ThinkPad tablets in the month of May for its Indian users.