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Sony offers server with 4K content to 84-inch UHDTV owners

11/29, 10:20am

Sony will give early adopters a server containing 10 UHDTV movies, more

One issue early adopters face is the availability of content for their new hardware, with the latest example of such an occurrence being 4K, or Ultra HD content. Sony's $25,000, 84-inch XBR 4K LED TV may be able to upconvert 1080p content to near UHD resolution, but native UHD content isn't readily available. Sony is looking to address that with a new piece of hardware it will lease out to owners of the XBR84X900 that contains some native UHD content.

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Sony Xperia S tablet to go back on sale in mid-November

11/01, 10:25am

Xperia S will go back on sale gradually after addressing a production flaw

Sony's Xperia S tablet will go back on sale starting mid-November, Sony Japan revealed recently. The updated tablets stopped being sold in early October due to some quality control issues during its manufacture. The defect exposed some tablets to water, as a gap was present between the screen and case.

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Sony updates Tablet S to Android 4.0.3 in the US

09/28, 4:04pm

Tablet S update brings Android 4.0.3 and many other improvements

Sony has issued an update for its older Tablet S, not the newer Xperia Tablet S, that includes Android 4.0.3 as well as a number of other changes. Released on Thursday, the update brings new features, including a Guest Mode that easily lets owners share the device with friends and family without giving them widespread access to apps and personal files. Redesigned Sony media player apps such as Walkman, Album, and Movies are also included, all with new features.

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Next-gen Sony tablet leaked, carries Xperia branding

07/31, 7:10am

Sony Tablet S sequel revealed in leaked slides

The sequel to the Sony Tablet S may have been leaked ahead of its launch if seemingly authentic product slides are to be believed. German site Mobiflip has revealed what appears to be a tablet that is a much a more refined version of the original Tablet S. Still apparent is the trademark 'folded-back magazine' look although it less pronounced in a design that is said to be as much 42 percent thinner than the original at just 8.8mm.

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Android 4.0 hits all Sony tablets by end of May

05/20, 4:45pm

Sony Tablet S, Tablet P to get Android 4.0

Sony has confirmed to CNet that Sony tablet owners in all regions will receive an over-the-air update to Android 4.0 by the end of May. Sony had previously announced the coming availability of Android 4.0 for all of its tablet models, though the company had not announced a specific timeline until now.

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Android 4.0 update hits Sony Tablet S

04/26, 10:20am

Sony Tablet S receives ICS upgrade and Face Unlock

An update has been released for the Sony Tablet S. The previously promised upgrade installs Android 4.0 onto the tablet and offers an updated interface as well as other extras such as Face Unlock.

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Sony launches Nasne, network attached PVR

04/17, 8:10am

Sony launches unifying Nasne hybrid NAS, PVR

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai has announced the Nasne, a sophisticated network attached PVR that ties together a number of its frontline consumer electronics products. The device combines a multi-channel tuner that can receive digital and satellite TV signals with 500GB of storage. Recordings can then be viewed using an owner's PS3, Vaio PC, PS Vita, Tablet S/P, or Xperia handsets.

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Sony Tablet V150 may pack Tegra 3, Android 4.0

03/19, 12:05pm

Upcoming Sony V150 tablet may get Tegra 3 CPU

Sony may be working on an NVIDIA Tegra 3-powered tablet codenamed the V150, an online NenaMark benchmark benchmark indicates. The quad-core device would run on Android 4.0 as well, and scored a 59.70 on the single test it's been run through. This compares to the nearly 60 average score of the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone and the 42.7 scored by a Pantech P4100 tablet with a 1.5GHz Snapdragon CPU on a single run.

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Sony Tablet S update brings PS3 controller compatibility

12/16, 5:40am

Sony gives Tablet S unique gaming edge

Sony has given its Tablet S a software update in Japan that brings with it support for the PS3 game controller. One of the key product differentiators in the Sony tablet product line is that they are the only Android devices that are currently PlayStation-certified. Presently, only 32-bit titles from the days of the original PlayStation console are available, but previously could only be played using the somewhat awkward virtual gamepad control scheme.

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Pope swaps iPad for Sony Tablet S to light Christmas tree

12/08, 5:15pm

Pope uses Sonty Tablet S to light Christmas tree

Pope Benedict XVI has eschewed the promised tablet for the job, the iPad, in favor of a Sony Tablet S in order to light the tallest Christmas tree in the world. The reason for the switch isn't known, though DigitalLife has contacted the Vatican and Apple in order to find out the reason for the last-minute change. The tree is 2,132 feet tall and overlooks the town of Gubbio in Italy.

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Sony Music Unlimited hits Tablet S

10/19, 4:50pm

Tablet S users get access to Sony Music Unlimited

Sony Network Entertainment followed up its earlier announcement of the PlayStation Store coming to the Tablet S with another one that has the company's Music Unlimited streaming service launching on the device as well. The Music Unlimited 1.2 app will bring it to the Tablet S and other Android-based tablets. The new app sports a fresh interface that allows subscribers to create playlists more quickly, discover new artists and songs and navigate between album and catalog view.

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