Sony is rolling out a firmware update for the Sony Xperia Tablet S that aims to enhance the Wi-Fi connectivity on the device. This is the Japan-based electronics company’s response to users who complained that they have not been getting an optimal Wi-Fi connection on the tablet.
The update, called Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich release5, will be sent by Sony over the air and will automatically notify users of the tablet. However, users can also opt to do a manual check by heading to Settings, About Tablet, and selecting Software updates to download and install the update.
Along with the Wi-Fi enhancement, Sony is also providing users with the Sony Scrapbook app. This app allows its users to collect memories in digital scrapbook. Through the help of the app, users can mount photos on preloaded background templates and share these creations to their friends through e-mail or a photo sharing website. Music in the form of mp3 files can likewise be added to accompany the photos.
The Xperia Tablet S is one of Sony’s newest devices. It made its first public appearance during the IFA event in Berlin, Germany last month.
The tablet features a 9.4-inch TFT Active Matrix LED backlit LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It also runs on an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz. Likewise onboard are 1GB of RAM and a storage capacity of 16, 32, or 64GB and comes with a microSD card slot should there be a need for more space. The connectivity options available on the tablet are Bluetooth 3.0 and Wi-Fi a/b/g/n. On its rear is an 8-megapixel camera while on its front is a 1-megapixel camera. It also provides users with a headphones port, multi port, and infrared port. On a single charge, the Xperia Tablet S promises around 10 to 12 hours of usage from its Lithium-Ion battery.