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Sony launching Android tablets

April 26, 2011

Sony has confirmed plans to launch two tablet computers running Google’s Android operating system. The devices, codenamed S1 and S2, will go on sale towards the end of the year.

Sony said that its first tablets would come in two form factors: one will have a conventional 9.4 inch touchscreen, while the other will feature dual 5.5 inch displays that fold closed.

In addition to the base Android Honeycomb operating system, Sony will add several of its own features, including the ability to transmit video and music to TVs and stereos using the DLNA wireless streaming standard.

The company suggested that there would also be some form of integration with its PlayStation network and the possibility of gaming functions.

Unfortunately for Sony its games network and Qriocity services are down as they try and fix a hack.

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