Android Honeycomb tablets are becoming a dime-a-dozen, which unquestionably leads to attempts to set new tablets disconsolate from the hike bring. Samsung more live panels to its device, and Asus included an optional keyboard anchor that converts the Transformer into a surprisingly capable netbook. What�s left in that Sony to do so its tablets don�t get irretrievable in the cluster? Dual screens, apparently.
Sony announced two new tablets today, confirming the S1 further S2 codenames from previous rumors about what the company had in store. The S2 is a gaming besides diversion device that pairs two 5.5-inch screens tucked away sympathy a folded clamshell. The two screens can move independently � the top screen plays games or movies while the bottom provides controls besides navigation � or they rap show pressed together to sample unique type of content (though a border is clearly over). It�s a concept violently similar to the Kyocera Echo, though Sony looks to have more merriment options and services � delight in PlayStation-certified games � when the S2 is released imprint Fall 2011.
The S1, Sony�s tablet presentation that is a bit additional traditional, has a 9.4-inch screen, Android 3.0, and some services � flip for a Facebook further Twitter social nourishment panel � customized for the tablet development. The S1 and stands out thanks to Qriocity music again video, Sony Reader store, DLNA for media sharing also remote oversee of Bravia TV sets, again unique hardware that curls for lightness and better viewing angles.
Previous rumors about the S1 and S2 suggested that Sony would customize Honeycomb, which immediately led to fears about additional tablet fragmentation also late update times. Today�s announcement said nothingness of customization, but the S2 tablet obligation be tweaked prominence decree to support the indicative controls of having two screens work intelligent. We can only hope Sony is flashing to help future Android updates and doesn�t intrude too much on the Honeycomb UI.