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Sony Tablet S was the number one Android tablet in U.K. during October with a 26% market share

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Sony Tablet S was the number one Android tablet in U.K. during October with a 26% market share
The more traditional of Sony's two Android tablets, the Sony Tablet S, could easily be excused for getting lost in the crowd of other Android slates. On the top end, the Sony Tablet S must contend with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Asus Transformer Prime while on the bottom is the Amazon Kindle Fire. In the U.K., the Sony Tablet S managed to snag the highest market share in October amongst tablets powered by Google's open source OS, with a 26% stake in the market. That market share was captured by the Sony Tablet S just one month after its launch.

Unique look of the Sony Tablet S

Unique look of the Sony Tablet S

While we would imagine that Sony was more than pleased with the numbers, sales did start to drop as the weather turned colder, as gift buyers turned their attention toward the budget priced BlackBerry PlayBook. The non-Android tablet was heavily discounted in price during the holiday season and Sony itself feels that the heavily discounted PlayBook outsold the Tablet S in the tail end of the year.

While the Sony Tablet P offers a unique dual-screen clamshell form factor, even the more traditional looking Sony Tablet S has a look that is recognizable. Both models are expected to get updated to Android 4.0 sometime this Spring.

source: Telegraph, EuroDroid via Phandroid

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posted on 24 Jan 2012, 20:39 1

1. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Nice design but i dont like sony's custom UI

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 20:41 1

2. imkyle (Posts: 947; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Stock Honeycomb would have been nicer.

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 20:46

3. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


You know what makes me happy ? Asus UI slapped on top of ICS

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 21:43

6. imkyle (Posts: 947; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Asus's UI is nice, but stock ICS is the sweet spot for me.

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 04:56 2

9. varsas (Posts: 11; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)


I like the custom UI; it's good to see the tablet is doing relatively well.

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 21:00 3

4. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


Nice! Good form them! I always thought this was one of the best Android tablets. I personally think the design us great and I love the UI. Great work guys!

posted on 24 Jan 2012, 21:06

5. Giggity (Posts: 147; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Phonearena, please clear up this article: the 26% was not the global statistic, its only reflects UK's.

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 00:12

7. Giggity (Posts: 147; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


Thank you for the correction.

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 03:02

8. belovedson (Posts: 821; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


the screen was bad real bad im not sure what the uk buyers saw in this tablet

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 07:45 4

10. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


@belovedson the screen is not bad, maybe your eyes are bad, go see a doctor..

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 20:40

11. belovedson (Posts: 821; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


it is bad. ask anyone at bestbuy its probably one of the worst out of the various selection of tablets.

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 06:21 1

12. varsas (Posts: 11; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)


I have to disagree having played with it and a lot of the Android tablets and iPads.

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