Toshiba Thrive gets Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Toshiba Thrive is a great tablet, but definitely not the best looking out there. It’s a 10.1″ tablet computer running Android 3.2.1. Some of the notable features that it carries include SD card slot, HDMI port, and USB ports with host functionality and the ability to handle large external drives (up to 2TB) as well as standard peripherals like USB Keyboards, printers and cameras, but there are some disadvantages such as its bulky form factor, but the replaceable battery justifies the form factor. It runs on a 1 GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2, 1 gig of RAM and 8 gig of onboard memory. Apart from that, it has a 10.1” touch-screen with 1280×800 and is able to playback 720p videos. Toshiba later launched a smaller 7” version of its Thrive, but for owners of the original Toshiba Thrive, we’ve got some good news for you.

10.1” Toshiba Thrive has got an update and the update brings Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to the tablet. Previously, it was said that the update would be released, but it got delayed due to some unknown reason and was anticipated this fall, but Toshiba has surprised all of us by releasing this update well before it was expected.
Apart from the stock Ice Cream Sandwich goodness, the release 4.0.4 also brings the following features:

• Improved video and audio performance
• Improved camera functions
• Improved signal strength and connectivity

The update will be arriving over-the-air and your tablet should be notifying you about this new update, however, if you are impatient out of curiosity, you can follow the steps below to manually check for updates:

• Tap on the update message sent by the Toshiba Service Station application to your device, or:
• From the Home screen, tap on the “Apps” icon in the upper right corner. Locate the “Service Station” icon and application. Tap “Check for Updates” and follow the steps.

Have you got the update on your Toshiba Thrive? If yes, share your experiences with us using the comment form below.

4 Replies to “Toshiba Thrive gets Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich”

  1. ICS on Toshiba Thrive benefits are not worth the trouble. It’s buggy. Best to wait until they fix it.


  2. I have the same problem, but I’m stuck in the bubbly caldron screen and can’t load past it. Any ideas?

  3. My Toshiba thrive tablet has frozen up since the os upgrade this morning. When it went to reboot after installing the upgrade it powered off but will not power on all the way — it is stuck on the page that says “powered by nvidia tegra”. Do you know anyway around this; I do not want to do a factory reset since I just did that last week for another problem. Any suggestions?

  4. The upgrade crashes more than honeycomb did, but I can reboot without having to do a factory reset. My Toshiba Thrive is too unreliable to use. Unless there is a quick fix, so my tablet stops crashing, or I buy another brand that can do it right.

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