Sony’s custom Honeycomb UI on display
It looks like someone got their hands on some leaked documents from Sony. The new S1 and S2 tablets haven’t seen the light of day yet, but we have some screen shots of what the modified Honeycomb UI will be looking like. While we have heard the words “heavily modified,” it doesn’t seem like Sony went too crazy on the new tablets. Most of, or even all of the additions look like welcome enhancements. The music player gets a little spiced up as well as the keyboard, among others. Hit the jump for an early glimpse of Sony’s work.
The standard Honeycomb homescreen seems unchanged, but there is a “favorites” launcher next to the default Android app launcher.
The keyboard gets a new look with white keys and a numeric keypad on the right side. That’ll be a huge plus for the accountants! This looks beneficial, but I wonder how it will feel thumb typing having to go the extra length for word input.
The launcher goes the slick white route and adds the Chumby music streaming service.
Sony again using their design team to beautify the music player. White seems to be the theme we’re seeing throughout, and it’s no different here.
Overall, some nice enhancements. These are only a couple of screenshots, so there is still plenty that might differ when launched. Things look to be coming along smoothly, and I for one am extremely excited for this Android tablet to get into consumers hands.[CarryPad via AndroidandMe]