Sony recently unveiled its first Xperia branded tablet at the IFA trade show 2012 in Berlin. The latest Xperia Tablet S has reportedly received a new firmware. The Xperia Blog reports that although the Android version of the device remains at 4.0.3, the software update release 5 comes with an improved Wi-Fi connection performance.
"Wi-Fi connectivity has been one of the criticisms from some users, so hopefully this new update rectifies those issues," claims the site. The update will reportedly be available for users via Over-The-Air (OTA) update.
To manually check for the update, you can head to Settings > About Tablet> Software updates. Doing so will enable you to check for the update, download and install.
The Tablet S sports a 9.4in LED backlit LCD capacitive touchscreen featuring a typical tablet resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. It comes with dimensions of 239.8 x 174.4 x 8.8mm and weighs 570g. The device's display is covered with an oleophobic coating. It is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset with a 1.3GHz quad-core processor. It is paired with a ULP GeForce graphics processing unit.
It runs Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Users can avail of three internal storage options: 16/32/64GB and a microSD card slot with an additional memory space of 32GB. It features Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band and Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP wireless technology.
Recently, a Sony engineer tore open the new Xperia tablet S which suggests that the device is reportedly thinner than its predecessor, the Xperia tablet. The speakers in the Tablet S have been repositioned compared to the previous one. The speakers have been shifted from the side to the bottom that helps in preventing users' hands from covering them.
The device will come with a price tag of $399 (£245) for 16GB variant and $599 (£368) for 64GB.