Sony S1 and S2: Features both Tablets Share
Here are the features which are common in both tablets.
1. Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) Operating System
Both tablets are equipped with the Android 3.0 operating system which is designed for devices with larger screen sizes, specifically tablets. It features a "Quick and Smooth" touch panel which can be customized. Users can access amazing widgets and over 100,000 Android apps from the Android Market.
2. Tegra 2 Processor
Sony tablet PCs are one of many upcoming tablets which use the NVIDIA Tegra 2, the second generation of Tegra SoCs going into smartphones. This SoC has a Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A9 processor which features a ULP GeForce GPU and a single-channel memory controller. However, it lacks NEON technology, meant to accelerate media and signal processing applications.
3. Support for WiFi and WAN (3G/4G)
According to Sony, both tablets support WiFi and WAN (3G/4G) connectivity. This is another great feature for any tablet that promises seamless connectivity.
4. Access to Sony Premium Network Services
Users also gain access to Sony’s Premium Network Services - a group of services enabling access to digital content including videos, games and books. You can download and play first-generation PlayStation games through PlayStation Suite, download ebooks from Sony ReaderStore and enjoy endless music and videos with Qriocity music and video services.
5. Intuitive Portability
With novel design, Sony attempts to bring something more portable for tablet users. The first tablet, with its curved back, mimics a folded magazine which fits into your hand and gives you a feeling that you're holding an actual printed magazine. The second tablet, with dual displays, fits easily into your pocket and can be carried anywhere.
6. Remote Access
Both Sony S1 and S2 tablets have AV functionality through which you can use your tablets as remote control for TVs, DVD players, etc. with the use of infrared technology.
7. DLNA Support
The support of DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) allows Sony tablet PCs to connect to various other devices through plug-and-play functionality for easy data transfer.
Both of Sony’s tablets are equipped with cameras. The S1 tablet features both front and rear-facing cameras while the S2 has only one. Details are yet to be announced.