Today Sony officially unveiled their two new tablet designs in Japan, codenamed the S1 and S2. These will be the first two Android tablets that will get the official Sony Playstation titles just like the Xperia Play. The S1 is shaped like a backfolded magazine, the S2 looks like a pure Touchscreen Nintendo DS with two highres screens that can be folded together. The device was shown with on screen controls, which looked ok the S2 (nearly all controls where on the lower screen), but horrible on the S1 (the controls are over the screen), hopefully we will be able to connect our PS3 Dualshock pads or the Xperia Play with the device.
You can see the PS1 controls with Crash Bandicoot for the S2 in the following video (1:35):
It’ll be interesting to see where Sony is going with their Android strategy, but it seems to gain attention very fast. We said from the beginning, that a deeper investment in Android from Sony is a win-win situation for both parties and it seems that Sony is on the right track by not building just another standard android tablet.