Surprise, surprise. Toshiba has started rolling out Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) updates to lucky Thrive owners. This was totally unexpected as many of us believed the upgrade wasn’t expected until the fall. We guess the Tokyo based manufacturer figured out whatever issue it was having with the update, which caused them to originally delay it. Now users of the 10-inch tablet can expect some ICS goodness, which includes a few performance improvements. These enhancements are improved video and audio, camera functions, signal strength and connectivity.
Details are a little bleak when it comes to the roll out, but users are reporting that they’re getting the bump to ICS. It’s hard to complain about getting major firmware updates — but in this case — Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) is soon turning one year old, while Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) has become the new hotness. That being said, it’s still great for customers to see a manufacturer come through ahead of schedule, especially when so many pump out hot air.
Toshiba Thrive owners out there, tell us if you received your serving of Ice Cream Sandwich. If so, how do you like it so far? And if you haven’t received the update yet, do you plan on rooting and uploading a custom ROM?