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Announced earlier this year, "Sony Tablet" will deliver the perfect combination of hardware, content and network with seamless usability for a high-quality, engaging entertainment experience. Based on decades of engineering heritage, Sony is developing two tablets with unprecedented design, including S1 (codename), which is optimized for rich media entertainment and S2 (codename), which is ideal for mobile communication and entertainment. "Sony Tablet" devices will become available in the global market starting in fall 2011.
With support for Adobe AIR, developers will be able to deliver new application experiences in addition to thousands of AIR applications already available on Android Market today. They can use the latest tools including Flash Professional CS5.5, Adobe Flash Builder® 4.5 and the mobile-optimized open source Flex 4.5 framework to create a wide range of powerful applications including media, gaming, and data-driven applications.
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Developers can easily build AIR applications with Adobe tools and deploy them as native applications via the Android Market. Adobe AIR enables rich application experiences through tight device integration, including support for camera, video, microphone, multi-touch and more. Support for geo location allows developers to create location-based applications and services. With SQLite support developers can easily store and cache databases inside an AIR application.
As part of the collaboration, Sony will pre-install Adobe Flash Player on "Sony Tablet" devices enabling a complete Web browsing experience that includes an array of videos, games and other rich content. Users are expected to experience performance gains on Sony’s high performance Web browser when compared with the native Android browser(1). One of the top free apps on Android Market, with close to 13 million downloads to date and more than 300,000 users giving it a 4.5-out-of-5 star rating, Flash Player brings rich Flash based content via the Web browser to devices.
(1) Performance gains will depend on various circumstances including the website being browsed.
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