Lenovo , PC and mobile equipment manufacturer has finally declared the roll out of the Android Ice Cream Sandwich for its IdeaPad K1 tablet. Last year Lenovo had unveiled the 10 inch tablet based on Google's Android Honeycomb 3.0 operating system. It was expected that Lenovo will be announcing the upgrade sometime earlier this year, the company has been delayed in the release of the Android Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for the IdeaPad K1. Although the upgrade comes really late as compared to most device manufacturers but ultimately Lenovo hasn't forgotten the users.
Through the Lenovo forums the ICS upgrade has now been made available for the IdeaPad K1 and is available for customers who only want to upgrade their devices and is not mandatory for anyone.
As stated by Lenovo "Lenovo is providing a basic non-customised, region-independent release of Android 4.03 aka Ice Cream Sandwich for customers who wish to install this OS on their IdeaPad K1 Tablet systems,"
This release differs from the factory-installed Honeycomb 3.1 release and subsequent OTA (Over The Air) updates to Honeycomb 3.2. It does not include Lenovo customizations such as the launcher, pre-installed apps or an app store, nor the underlying framework.
IdeaPad K1 feature includes:
• 1280 x 800 pixel display
• 1 GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core processor
• 1 GB of RAM
• Both front and rear cameras
This launch is not suggested for the casual or mainstream user who is unfamiliar with the Android OS and customisation process. The source code, which may be of additional value to the developer community, will be made available shortly. Further to this OTA updates are not planned for launch on the Lenovo K1 IdeaPad tablet.
Source : Themobileindian