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Android 4.0.3 Release 6b and Release 5a

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Tablet Users,


  We are please to annouce that we will be releasing an update for the Sony S1 Tablet and also for the Xperia Tablet at 6:30pm PST.



S1 Tablet - US, Canada, Latin America, and Brazil : 4.0.3 Version 5a



  • Fix VPN connection issues


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
  • Enhances the clipboard function
  • 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 Note: May not be applicable in all countries or regions.
    • 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


Xperia Tablet - US, Canada, Latin America, and Brazil : 4.0.3 Version 6b


New Feature

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






  • How to perform a system update on the tablet.,66/



Sony Community Manager
Sr. Software Engineer
Peter Tat

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