Sony Japan has revealed that both its Tablet P and Tablet S will be getting a taste of the Android 4.0 (a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich) update at the end of April.

Users of these two tablets can, therefore, look forward to all of the fresh features Ice Cream Sandwich delivers, including Face Unlock, Android Beam, and a revamped People hub.

But, there's more. Sony will bundle in some of its own custom software and functionality via the forthcoming Android update.

Thanks to Sony's generosity, Tablet P and Tablet T owners will soon be able to activate the rear camera from the lock screen; enjoy new photo-editing features; snap panoramic pics; and transfer and watch media recorded on Sony Blu-ray recorders.

Bigger isn't always better

As part of the Ice Cream Sandwich update, Sony will also roll out a feature called "Small Apps", which lets you open up a remote control, a calculator, or a browser window and overlay them on top of compatible apps (YouTube, Google Maps, and more).

Finally, Sony announced that a wi-fi-only version of its clamshell Tablet P will be arriving on store shelves on April 21st, priced ¥50000 (£380).

TechRadar [via The Verge]