With the Tablet S, Sony provides a fine example for other Android tablet makers to follow. The Tablet S has a very different, but still innovative design from the iPad and other thin, large-screen tablets, and it has some great proprietary features and services not available for other tablets, like the PlayStation integration. Here’s hoping Sony adds more games in the very near future, though.
Praise aside, our Tablet S review unit crashed more than it should have, but we hold out hope the inevitable ICS update will resolve that. Too bad ICS won’t do much to brighten up the display, because the picture quality is excellent otherwise. Also, what seems like is now the usual laundry list of Android tablet gripes applies to the Tablet S, including the proprietary charging input, lousy speakers and plastic build.
Bottom line: Sony is certainly on the right track and the Tablet S is a commendable first stab at an Android tablet. We look forward to Sony’s next tablet, the clamshell-style Tablet P, and can’t wait to see what innovative design Sony rolls out next.