Sony Corp plans to release its version of Android 3.0 tablet codenamed S1 by the end of summer.
Bloomberg reported that the tablet will first hit the U.S. market. The report just days after Sony said it will be developing image sensors for Apple iPhone 5's 8-megapixel camera.
Engadget reported in February that the tablet is codenamed S1 inside Sony quarters. The tablet is surmised to bring the goodness of Honeycomb on a 9.4-inch display with a screen resolution of 1280x800 pixels. It will be powered by Tegra 2 processor. The tablet has rear-facing and front-facing cameras and is supposed to be similar in size and weight to the older iPad.
It is reported that the tablet has physical buttons for on-off and volume functions. S1 is priced at $599.
It is also reported that the tablet will integrate Sony's gaming and other media functions found in its other devices like PlayStation. The tablet will be Qriocity centric tablet. Qriocity is Sony's entertainment network service platform that connects many of Sony's network-enabled devices and allows consumers to access media content on multiple devices. Through Qriocity, Sony delivers video, music, game applications, and e-books to various Sony devices.