Sony is hard at work in bringing its first ever tablet running the Android Honeycomb operating system to market this summer, latest reports suggest.
That’s according to the Nikkei, the Japanese economic daily, anyway, which is citing Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer to have reportedly confirmed the company’s plans to out the hotly anticipated slate in the US this summer.
Rumours are already doing the rounds that the electronics and entertainment behemoth is due to release an Android tablet codenamed ‘S1’ in September, with another clamshell-shaped slate, the ‘S2’ also in the pipeline.
It’s not clear whether Howard was referring to the S1, or even the ‘S2’ (we suppose the latter would make less sense given the naming), but colour us excited nonetheless.
Sony makes its bread and butter from selling consumer electronics goods and a tablet device packing its sharpest screen, finest cameras and best entertainment capabilities is a mouth-watering prospect indeed.
Alas, the tablet is question is only confirmed for the US right now, but we hardly expect Sony to ignore the rest of the world. So keep ‘em peeled for more information as we get it.
Bloomberg via Engadget