Android™ OS update now available

Posted: 11/14/2013


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To upgrade your Xperia™ Tablet S to the latest Android OS version perform a system update on the Tablet.

Android OS Version 4.1.1 Release 3

Benefits provided by Android OS version 4.1.1 Release 3:

Improvements

  • Improves an issue where the system clock is unable to maintain the correct time for some Wi-Fi® models

Notes:

  • Offline pages that have been saved on the browser app are not compatible on the new Android version.
  • Before you apply this update, please save offline pages as an image with the Small App Clip, or, after the update, save the online web page again.
  • Small Apps settings are initialized if you perform this update.

Installation Notes: To install the update, the Tablet must have more than 300MB of free internal storage. To check the amount of free internal storage:

  1. Open the Settings screen, and tap "Storage".
  2. Under "Internal storage (USB storage)", verify that the "Available" space listed is more than 300MB.
  3. If you need to free additional internal storage space, please migrate some applications to the SD card, or uninstall some applications.

The Android OS version 4.1.1 Release 3 update includes the benefits provided by previous versions not already installed on the Tablet.


See version history.

Android OS Version 4.1.1 Release 2

Benefits provided by Android OS version 4.1.1 Release 2:

Improvements

  • Improves the clock showing the wrong time
  • Improves the preview window of the camera application
  • Improves playback (downloading) performance of the Video Unlimited content
    Note: The Video Unlimited service may not be available in all countries and regions.

Notes:

  • Offline pages that have been saved on the browser app are not compatible on the new Android version.
  • Before you apply this update, please save offline pages as an image with the Small App Clip.
  • Small Apps settings are initialized if you perform this update.

Installation Notes: To install the update, the Tablet must have more than 300MB of free internal storage. To check the amount of free internal storage:

  1. Open the Settings screen, and tap "Storage".
  2. Under "Internal storage (USB storage)", verify that the "Available" space listed is more than 300MB.
  3. If you need to free additional internal storage space, please migrate some applications to the SD card, or uninstall some applications.

Android OS Version 4.1.1

Benefits provided by Android OS version 4.1.1:

Updated Applications

  • WALKMAN®, Album and Movies
    • Supports the DLNA Controller function (3Box function)
  • Movies app
    • Supports the capability to play closed captioned video content distributed from Video Unlimited
  • Album app
    • User Interface improvement (Adopts UI design of the same dashboard concept as WALKMAN and Movies apps.)
  • Camera (User Interface improvement)
  • Scrapbook
    • Adds the Map clipping feature
    • Adds the Clip widget
  • Browser (Small Apps)
    • Supports bookmark
  • On-screen keyboard (Supports the new Portuguese orthographic)

New Feature

  • Adds the TV SideView application

  • Android OS Version 4.0.3 Release 6b

    Benefits provided by Android OS version 4.0.3 Release 6b:

    New Feature

    • Adds support for SDXC™ Memory Cards (SD eXtended Capacity)

    Android OS Version 4.0.3 Release 6a

    Benefits provided by Android OS version 4.0.3 Release 6a:

    Fix

    • Fixes VPN connection issue

    Android OS Version 4.0.3 Release 6

    Benefits provided by Android OS version 4.0.3 Release 6:

    New Feature

    • Adds support for the SGPSPK1 Xperia™ Tablet Speaker Dock (optional accessory)

    Updated Applications

    • Socialife™
    • Reader by Sony

    Android OS Version 4.0.3 Release 5

    Benefits provided by Android OS version 4.0.3 Release 5:

    New Features

    • Adds Guest Mode
    • Adds new media player applications (WALKMAN, Album and Movies)
    • Adds new Small Apps (Timer and Voice Recorder) and supports widgets
    • Adds the Xperia™ Link application
    • Adds macro functionality to Remote Control App and skin change
    • Adds news widgets including Topics
    • Adds the Socialife™ application (Updates Social Feed Reader Cloud to Socialife if you have already installed Social Feed Reader Cloud)
    • Adds the input languages for Japanese (Hand-writing), Korean, Arabic, Thai, and Greek
    • Adds support for the Watch Now application (Application needs to be downloaded from Google Play)
    • Adds support for the SDK (Support Development Kit) for IR Remote control and Small Apps

    New Looks

    • New icon design for applications developed by Sony
    • The following apps are renamed:
      • The PlayMemories Online™ app has replaced the PersonalSpace app
      • The Socialife app has replaced the Social Feed Reader Cloud app
      • The Sony Select app has replaced the Select app
    • Background color of the application tray is changed from white to black

    Features Removed

    • Removes the Favorite application
    • Removes the DLNA® application
      Note: You will still be able to access DLNA enabled devices within WALKMAN, Album and Movies.
    • Removes the Throw feature within the Gallery application
      Note: You can throw photo/video using Album application
    • Removes the current Video Player and Music Player's apps/widgets placed on Home screen
      Note: These are replaced by Movies and WALKMAN

    Android OS Version 4.0.3 Release 4

    Benefits provided by Android OS version 4.0.3 Release 4:

    New Features

    • Adds the following applications and Small Apps
      • Scrapbook
      • Chrome
      • Clip (Small apps)
      • Memo (Small apps)
    • Adds install feature of Small apps distributed from Google Play
    • Adds support for write access to the SD Card memory from an application made by other companies
    • Adds support for Progressive download (Video Unlimited content only)
      Note: Video Unlimited service may not be available in all countries and regions.

    Enhanced Performance

    • Enhances the clipboard function

    Android OS Version 4.0.3

    Benefits provided by Android OS version 4.0.3:

    Fix

    • Fixes the initial boot issue

    New Features

    • Adds the Small App function
      • Adds the Small App tray at the bottom of the screen that lets you open the Browser, Calculator, or Remote Control App in a small window without closing the screen or application you currently have open.
    • Adds transition effects to enhance your slide shows
    • Adds the ability to access and play image, video, or music files directly from the SD card
      • For Sony Tablet S only

    Video Performance

    • The Maximum bit rate of the video code is changed:
      • H.264/AVC: 18Mbps to 10Mbps
      • WMV: 20Mbps to 10Mbps

    Installation Note: To install the update, the Tablet must have more than 80MB of free internal storage. To check the amount of free internal storage:

    1. Open the Settings screen, and tap "Storage".
    2. Under "Internal storage (USB storage)", verify that the "Available" space listed is more than 80MB.
    3. If you need to free additional internal storage space, please migrate some applications to the SD card, or uninstall some applications.


    Android OS Version 3.2.1 Release 2

    Benefits provided by Android OS version 3.2.1 release 2:

    New Features

    • Adds support for the Wireless Controller for PlayStation® 3 entertainment system
      • Requires SGPUC1 USB Adapter Cable (sold separately)
      • Not available in all countries and regions
      • For Sony Tablet S only
    • Adds the option to set "Nothing" as the default action when docking the Tablet S in the SGPDS1 cradle.
    • Adds "Cradle Setting" as an item on the "Applications" menu in "Settings".
    • Adds the Party Streaming™ function using DLNA®.
      • Party Streaming compatible devices are not available in all countries and regions

    Enhanced Performance

    • Improves GPS performance
    • Resolves an issue where the Mail application may display columns incorrectly
    • Resolves an issue where it may not be possible to use the Mail application to set up a mail account
    • Improves wireless performance to reduce disconnections
    • Improves the user interface for update notifications
    • Improves the Android Market™ user interface

    Android OS Version 3.2.1

    Benefits provided by Android OS 3.2.1:

    New Applications

    • PlayStation® Suite
      Note: The PlayStation Suite lets you enjoy PlayStation Certified games on your Sony Tablet S.
    • Video Unlimited

    Note: PlayStation Suite and Video Unlimited are available only in the United States and Canada.


    Enhanced Performance

    • Improves the screen rotation function
    • Notifies the user to re-enter their wireless encryption if it is entered incorrectly
    • Improves keyboard performance
    • Adds the ability to manually update the Media Player playlist
    • Reduces the time needed to reconnect to a wireless access point after resuming from sleep
    • Allows the Social Feed Reader application (for Facebook® and Twitter®) to work correctly after resuming from sleep
    • Improves audio playback when CPU processing is high
    • Removes the PlayStation Store update notification in regions where the PlayStation Store is unavailable
    • Improves the GPS positioning function
    • Improves DRM key processing and resolves an issue where you may see the error "Cannot play. The file is damaged" when playing a downloaded movie purchased from Video Unlimited