It seemed like Sony was lagging behind in the race for the best Android tablet. But now Sony has submitted its bid to that position with the announcement of the company’s first ever Android tablet, two of them actually. These two tablets will run Android 3.0 Honeycomb and have been named S1 and S2(though we expect Sony to give the devices an appropriate name once the launch date is near).
The S1 is the bigger of the lot with a 9.4-inch display, the S2 however is smaller but has two 5.5 inch screens as you will notice in the image below with a resolution of 1024 x 480. Apart from the display and the OS, we have learnt that the S1 will feature rear and front cameras respectively, can be used as a remote to other Sony devices and will be PlayStation enabled so PS content can be playable on device. Both the S1 and S2 will be Wi-Fi and 3G/4G enabled and will run the Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core CPU.
The S2 looks very similar to the Sprint branded Kyocera Echo with its dual screen form factor. And the 5.5 inch displays tell us that it is supposed to be more of a pocket sized tablet rather than a full fledged one like the S1. Regardless of that, both the devices are powerful and are expected to impress. Though it must be noted that these images sent by Sony are preliminary and could be changed, so the design of the final product could vary from what we’re seeing now.
With these two tablets Sony have officially announced their arrival in the tablet market, with so many companies already showing intent of launching their very own Honeycomb tablets. We think Sony are a bit late to the party, but so are other world brands. So hopefully 6 months down the line, we’ll get to see a bunch of Honeycomb running tablets in the market.