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Sony Tablet S1 and S2 screenshots leak; to come with Android 3.2 on board

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Sony Tablet S1 and S2 screenshots leak; to come with Android 3.2 on board
There was a time when the Sony Tablet S1 and Sony Tablet S2 were anything but shy to pose for the camera. These days are gone, however, as the devices have revealed themselves more than once in the forms of unofficial hands-ons and photo shootouts, not to mention the series of teaser videos that Sony has rolled out to promote them.

Shedding some more light on the Sony S1 and S2 tablets is this bunch of screenshots, that the guys at Carrypad managed to get their hands on. The images are said to be coming straight from Sony's support website and reveal more than a few details about the devices.

First of all, we now have a clue hinting that the Sony Tablet S1 and S2 will be coming with Android 3.2 Honeycomb on board delivering the most up-to-date Android experience. Besides the goodies that the platform itself will pack, Sony will be adding a twist of its own – a “Wi-Fi Checker” app that seems to be meant to both assist users with connecting to Wi-Fi networks properly and troubleshooting connectivity issues.

Sony Tablet S1 and S2 screenshots leak; to come with Android 3.2 on board
Sony Tablet S1 and S2 screenshots leak; to come with Android 3.2 on board
Sony Tablet S1 and S2 screenshots leak; to come with Android 3.2 on board
Sony Tablet S1 and S2 screenshots leak; to come with Android 3.2 on board


Some of the other apps that the S1 and S2 tablets will come preloaded with include Chumby – an app that streams various types of content such as photos, social network updates and weather information when the device is docked, and Zinio, which is a digital magazine publishing platform. We also see a Media Remote app, which lines up with our suspicions that the tablets will be able to control TVs wirelessly, and Sony's Music Unlimited app, which allows you to stream your favorite tunes on demand.

Sony Tablet S1 and S2 screenshots leak; to come with Android 3.2 on board
Sony Tablet S1 and S2 screenshots leak; to come with Android 3.2 on board
Sony Tablet S1 and S2 screenshots leak; to come with Android 3.2 on board
Sony Tablet S1 and S2 screenshots leak; to come with Android 3.2 on board


The proprietary charger that the Sony Tablet S1 will use

The proprietary charger that the Sony Tablet S1 will use

Something worth pointing out is that the on-screen keyboard on the S1 and S2 tablets will likely come with a numeric keypad. It isn't quite clear, however, whether it will be present there at all times or will allow to be hidden when not needed. Oh, and about that image on the right – that appears to be the Sony Tablet S1's proprietary charger. Quite disappointing, we know, but it seems like both devices, or the S1 at least, will not fill their batteries with juice using power from their microUSB port. Instead, you will need to dangle a proprietary adapter along with you.

Feel free to check out all the screenshots for yourselves and let us know what you think in the comments below. Anyone interested in getting a Sony S1 or S2 tablet when they launch later this year?

source: Carrypad via Android Authority

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posted on 04 Aug 2011, 07:46

1. sony (unregistered)


eeww.. i hate sony products, beautiful but experimental means your a lab rat lol & lots of variant means short lifespan and poor support.

posted on 05 Aug 2011, 05:17

3. daniel_bargs (Posts: 325; Member since: 27 Nov 2010)


damn proprietary cords! why not use the universal?? THE USB! damn it

posted on 05 Aug 2011, 13:19

4. rican (Posts: 132; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)


so they make money off of you when you lose it or break it!

posted on 14 Aug 2011, 20:45

5. AdamBoy64 (unregistered)


If anyone could sway me to purchase a tablet, it'd be Sony.
The S2 looks pretty great. Nice idea for a tablet, clamshell design with dual screens.

If it could make/receive phone calls and texts (yeah... not going to happen), I'd throw out my phone and use the S2 for everything.

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