Asia Bizz: Chinese-based electronics manufacturer Lenovo announced an upgrade for its IdeaPad and ThinkPad tablets in the Indian market on January 30, 2012. The company stated it will be launching the Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) in India by the month of May this year. At present, the tablet PCs operate on Android 3.1.
In India, the IdeaPad K1, IdeaPad A1 and ThinkPad tablets are available and operate on Android 2.3.x, but it the tablets which run on Android 3.1 are expected to upgrade first.
The IdeaPad A1 and IdeaPad K1 are both aimed for usage of the general users, while the ThinkPad is targeted at business users. The Indian market has become a competitive market for smartphones and tablets.
The ThinkPad was launched in the month of August last year and has been marketed as a business tablet. In the past, the company said that they would provide the Android OS software updates over the air (OTA) to the ThinkPad and IdeaPad, but did not provide any further details on the exact dates.
Lenovo faces stiff competition from other tablets like the Motorola Xoom and after the update, the Lenovo tablets are surely going to get some popularity. Last year, the world’s cheapest tablet ‘Aakash’ was launched in the Indian market .