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Sony officially announce S1 and S2 Android tablets

Sony S1 Tablet

We’ve heard rumour about it, but now Sony has officially announced it will be releasing not one but two Android Honeycomb powered tablets later on this year.

The two devices have been dubbed the S1 and S2 and will both run the Android Honeycomb (3.0) operating system. Aesthetically however, both tablets are very different. The S1 is a conventional 9.4-inch tablet whereas the S2 is a dual 5.5-inch screen device which folds shut using a hinge system.

The Sony S2

Both tablets will be heavily connected with Sony’s home entertainment products, with integrated DLNA engineered by Sony to work specifically with their televisions. The S1 will also act as a remote control for Sony televisions, presumably using an app designed by Sony themselves.

The S2 has been designed to be a portable tablet device which is a bit different to the norm in the tablet world. Despite being designed to be more portable, the S2 still packs an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core chip for fast processing and sharp graphics, as well as front and rear cameras.

Sony confirmed in a press release that both tablets will feature Wi-Fi as well as 3G/4G connectivity, and Sony’s software suite for Music, Gaming and eBooks, provided by the Qriocity music and video streaming service, Playstation Suite and the Reader Store for eBooks.

Both tablets are expected to be released worldwide this Autumn. Check out the first trailer for the S1 and S2 below!

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