If you’re the owner of a Lenovo IdeaPad or ThinkPad tablet, know that next quarter will be a good one for you, since you’ll get the chance to get an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The tablets have been launched last summer with Honeycomb on board, so an upgrade was bound to happen. I, for one was a bit disappointed by the ThinkPad tablet from Lenovo, for reasons you’ll learn after the break.
For one thing, the tablet was bulky, heavy and suffered from lag. Also, its physical buttons were useless and the whole experience just felt weird, even with the custom widgets available, that should have made your life easier. I wonder if those widgets will be kept in Ice Cream Sandwich as well, since they’re sort of a trademark for Lenovo, being present both on the IdeaPad, ThinkPad tablet and even some of their handsets if I’m not mistaking.
In case you don’t own one of these tablets, don’t fret, as Lenovo is supposedly planning to release a 10.1 inch Ice Cream Sandwich Tegra 3 tablet soon enough. They’ve also showcased the IdeaPad K2 model at CES, so that might be it, considering it has an IPS display, Android 4.0 and the quad core Tegra 3 processor. Also, Lenovo has been close to Intel lately, so we should expect a bunch of Medfield-based gadgets as well.