It looks like Sony have been having their fair share of problems with the development of the Xperia Z4 Tablet, as it’s been delayed yet again, this time to the end of June. And while most of the company’s fans apparently don’t see this as a big deal and are ready to wait a little longer to get the tablet, some have also noticed that there seems to be a worrying trend emerging in Sony’s operations, so hopefully everything is okay with the company behind the scenes.
The tablet is supposed to be quite the solid entry into the market, featuring a 10.1 inch screen with a 2K resolution and a waterproof body design. Inside, the tablet has some very serious hardware, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 and offering 32 GB of storage. And of course, it has a strong battery to run all of that as well, with a 6,000 mAh unit powering everything inside the tablet.
So far, it’s shaping up to be one of the best tablets on the Android market, at least as far as specifications are concerned – and this seems to make its delay that much more difficult to bear for some. Of course, as with any product in the tech industry, it’s much better to get it after some delays instead of seeing it released in a rushed/unfinished form and receiving lots of criticism.
The latter case is especially bad when it concerns a device with true potential on the market, which is exactly what the Z4 Tablet has, so hopefully Sony are going to handle its release properly and without compromising any aspect of the device’s design.
Ever since the Nexus 9 came out, the tablet market for Android has been a bit inactive without any serious new releases coming out, something which has been disappointing to fans of the operating system lately. It turns out that there aren’t that many viable options for someone who wants to invest in a new Android tablet right now, and the Z4 was one of the best newcomers to the market. That’s why it got so much attention, and why its delay is not very good for the Android market as a whole.
As soon as the tablet is out, it should immediately generate a lot of hype throughout the community, and if its release proves successful in commercial terms, we would expect to see other companies taking the hint and releasing powerful tablets of their own. Samsung is a company that knows how to develop a good tablet experience for Android, so they might come out with something soon as well.