Tablet S | Sony
"The clamshell type, although it's very innovative, it seems consumers weren't embracing it to the level we expected," said Phil. "So we put our focus and our energy into creating a beautiful new second-generation tablet."
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Sony is continuing on its Android 4.0 update crusade, pinning down Spring updates for the Tablet P and Tablet S, specifically the end of April. Sony has also announced a Wi-Fi-only version of its dual-screened Tablet P
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In a post on its official Sony forums, a staffer posted a message proclaiming that "Android 4.0 will be available for Sony Tablet." The language was a little vague, but a follow up post narrowed it down to the Sony Tablet S. Unfortunately, Sony didn't announce a time frame for release.
Sony's Tablet S just got an OTA update that brings Wi-Fi connectivity improvements and PS3 controller support, among other things.
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Sony Ericsson's Xperia Acro and Xperia Arc have been granted PlayStation Certification in Japan — the first devices to receive the certification after their respective launch, and still just the fourth and fifth devices ever to get access to the Android-based PlayStation Suite market after the Xperia Play phone and Sony S1 / S2 tablets.
The company is capable of making some very nice and handsomely designed hardware, and I would say that they’ve accomplished that with the Tablet S. But as in past efforts, Sony seems to struggle on the software side, and that makes this device harder to recommend even against other Honeycomb tablets.
The back camera does a fine job of capturing images — if you’re into holding a nearly 10-inch tablet up while you snap away. As I’ve said in many other tablet reviews, rear cameras on tablets are completely silly to me, and I have yet to see anyone put them to use in public.