Sony Tablet S Gets Video Unlimited Via Android 3.2 Honeycomb Update

September 23, 2011

Owners of the Sony Tablet S (yes, that folded-magazine-type tablet, formerly called the Sony Tablet S1) will soon have access to Video Unlimited, which is what Sony calls its video store. The new feature supporting Video Unlimited comes to Sony Tablet S users through the currently rolling out Android 3.2 Honeycomb update.

The Sony Tablet S initially came out with Android 3.1 Honeycomb, and Sony promised to provide Android 3.2 updates “soon.” At that time, customers took it with a grain of salt, since in almost all cases, promised updates usually come later than sooner. But, Sony seems to have delivered on its promise.

The upgrade requires downloading a huge file (about 181 MB), so users are encouraged to perform the upgrade on a fast and strong Internet connection.

Speaking to PC Advisor, a representative from Sony UK confirmed that the Video Unlimited service will be launched on October 10. The service provides video-for-rent services for both standard-definition and high-definition flicks.

Sony is also reportedly setting in place the other components of its Sony Entertainment Network, one of which is Music Unlimited, powered by Qriocity. Other upcoming features/services include the Sony Reader Online Store and the Sony Playstation service–both of which are expected to go live also next month. The Sony Entertainment Network will reportedly go full swing by end of October.

These new features reportedly become available to Sony Tablet S users through the Android 3.2 Honeycomb update that Sony is pushing out.

Have you upgraded your Sony Tablet S to Android 3.2 Honeycomb? Any change, whether for better or for worse?

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