The Toshiba Thrive tablet features a 10.1 inch display, an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor, and a few features you won’t find on many other Android tablets including a removable battery and full-sized USB and HDMI ports.

Toshiba discontinued the Thrive this year to make room for newer, thinner, and faster tablets. But the company is starting to roll out an over-the-air software update for anyone that has last year’s model.

Toshiba Thrive

While the tablet originally shipped with Android 3.0 Honeycomb, the software update brings Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich to the Thrive.

Toshiba says the update also improves audio, video, and camera performance as well as better wireless signal strength.

The update should arrive automatically, but you can check for the update using the Toshiba Service Station app that comes with the tablet.

Incidentally, while the Thrive is discontinued, you can still pick one up for a pretty good price. 1SaleADay is currently selling refurbished models for $199.99.

via Android Police

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7 replies on “Toshiba rolls out Android 4.0 for the 10 inch Thrive tablet”

  1. I bought my Toshiba Thrive two months ago and even with Honeycomb, I love it. It’s a powerful tablet and I am excited that I am finally getting my serving of Ice Cream Sandwich. Hopefully, we will also get Jellybean too. Thank you Toshiba. Last I heard, I thought we wouldn’t be getting ICS until October.

    1. You can do it if you really try. Trust me, I have to resist the urge to buy things nearly every day when rounding up bargains for our daily deals posts. 🙂

      I’m getting awfully close to pulling the trigger on the Ouya though… even though I don’t really play many video games and already have a media center PC running XBMC among other things in the living room…

      1. It is much easier to resist living in Ecuador now, since the shipping and taxes makes it about 50 percent more costly to buy. I need to be satisfied with my HP Touchpad, Galaxy S Wifi 5.0, and Sony Reader for as long as possible.

          1. Yeah,I only wish I had resisted installing Jelly Bean on the Touchpad. The gapps didn’t install Google Play, probably cause I used the wrong file, so now it is on the shelf until I get around to troubleshooting it.

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