News this weekend was that Toshiba is pushing out the release of Ice Cream Sandwich for their Thrive tablets to the fall.
A Toshiba rep had this to say on its forum:
“We are working hard to bring Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich to our Thrive tablets. While we originally estimated it would be ready this spring, we now estimate the update will be delivered to all Thrive 10” and 7” tablets by early fall. Apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.”
Unfortunately, no other details are specified which means who knows when the release will happen. Toshiba had originally come out stating that the tablets would get the latest OS sometime in the spring.
AndroidPolice wonders if it might have something to do with a commitment to support old hardware. We may never know the details but to the owners of the Thrive, patience is a virtue.
To complicate matters a little bit, I wonder what they’ll do with the rumored Android Jelly Bean set to be released on the horizon. Will they now just skip Ice Cream Sandwich and go directly with Jelly Bean or stick their plan of eventually releasing a Thrive tablet with ICS loaded on it?