Sony announced that it will be launching two new Android tablets with “the perfect combination of hardware, content and network with seamless usability” to offer a high-quality, engaging entertainment experience. Sony’s tablets are currently codenamed S1 and S2 and will be available in fall 2011. Both the Sony tablets are powered by the latest Android version 3.0 made for tablets.
Both S1 and S2 are WiFi and3G/4G compatible. The Sony tablet S1 has 9.4-inch display and designed for comfortable use for hours. In addition, S1 has built in infrared technology to serve as universal remote control for a variety of devices. And also it’s DLNA functionality can help transfer media content effortlessly to TV and speakers.
The Sony tablet S2 has interesting design with two 5.5-inch displays and it can be folded forcarrying it small. One can easily combine the two screens to make it as a tablet with large screen, as well as use one screen for viewing and the other screen as a virtual keyboard or control buttons. Sony did not reveal pricing and other tech specs of the two new Sony tablets. Announcing the tablets, Kunimasa Suzuki, Corporate Executive, SVP, and Deputy President of Consumer Products & Services Group, said
Sony Tablet’ delivers an entertainment experience where users can enjoy cloud-based services on-the-go at any time. We’re aiming to create a new lifestyle by integrating consumer hardware, including ‘Sony Tablet’ with content and network.
Andy Rubin, Senior Vice President, Mobile, Google, said
Android 3.0 is a new version of the Android platform with a new holographic user interface that is designed from the ground up for devices with larger screen sizes, particularly tablets. I’m excited about “Sony Tablet” as it will further spur the development of applications and network offerings which users are looking for.