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

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.

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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Tablet S
  • Display 9.4" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 2, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + SD SDHC
  • Battery 5000 mAh

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12 Comments

1. thelegend6657 unregistered

Nice design but i dont like sony's custom UI

2. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Stock Honeycomb would have been nicer.

3. thelegend6657 unregistered

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

6. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

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

9. varsas

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

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

4. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 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!

5. Giggity

Posts: 147; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

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

7. Giggity

Posts: 147; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Thank you for the correction.

8. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

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

10. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

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

11. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

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

12. varsas

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

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

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