Back in the tablet market with new Xperia Z Tablet, Sony is all set to try its luck again with this high end tablet running on the Android operating system integrated with a User Interface of Sony. Android is a famous and preferred platform for Smartphones and with the increase in the size of the screen, tablets have the benefit of a better UI over larger screen size.
While, the approach made by Sony towards Android OS I considered a smart step. The all-new Xperia Z Tablet by Sony runs on Android v4.1.2, Jelly Bean and this software is nicely balanced with the User Interface of Sony. The Android OS is skinned by Sony’s personal user interface overlay, which is kept minimalist and helps keep the screen look cleaner, but the feel of touch could get a little slow while using basic apps. The home screen in Xperia Z Tablet has a general issue of a little lag in case of swipe among different screens.
The user interface is provided with the standard layout for the home screen, which comes with the stock Android OS and has an ability to hold seven screens. Apart from app shortcuts and various widgets for the home screen, there is an app drawer function made available in Xperia Z Tablet that is used to view installed apps on the device. Other than this, Sony has included some useful functions like Google Search with voice input to the top left side. Top right side of the screen of Xperia Z Tablet contains an edit button in addition of widgets, apps, themes and wallpapers, while the bottom dock is filled with small apps and remote control function.
Sony has provided all the core apps of Android on Xperia Z Tablet without any change, while Sony has provided some of its own apps to the new tablet, which come from Sony Entertainment Network and every app gets doubled up on the Play Store.