NVIDIA took the world by surprise at CES when it announced its first gaming console device, the Android-based Project Shield. And while the Shield will launch in the following months, the device won’t be the company’s last piece of hardware.
Not only did we interview NVIDIA at CES 2013, talking about the company’s recently announced products, but we also got a chance to speak to Samsung about its mobile performance in 2012 and some of its plans for the future.
We’ve had our share of “bombs” dropped upon us in Vegas during the opening days of CES, but I’m sure there’s room for at least another. Enter the stage the Asus Transformer AiO, the Frankenstein-esque creature that is part Windows-based all-in-one PC and part Android tablet.
With so many state of the art Full HD quad-core “beasts” coming out of this year’s CES, many of you might have missed the intro of the “modest” Pantech Discover. The AT&T-bound... handheld only has a 720p screen, a dual-core CPU and Android 4.0 ICS, but we’re here to tell (and show) you this is not a device that will get lost in the crowd.
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There are a lot of quad-core smartphones being introduced here in Las Vegas, but not many can claim being the world’s thinnest quad-core Android smartphone. Meet the ZTE Grand S and its 6.9mm thin unibody casing.
Polaroid, a company usually focused on producing digital cameras, has come out with no less than three Android-based tablets in the past few days, and at least two of them look pretty darn good.
Remember Project Fiona, that Razer-made tablet gaming / console we talked about in the not-so-distant past while looking at what tablets competitors are making? It looks like the project still exists, although now it’s called the Razer Edge.
Android 4.2 has been announced for quite a while now, but it’s yet to be available, at least officially, on the smartphones and tablets that are already running Android 4.1.x.
It’s unusual to see Samsung and LG basically skip past CES, the one tech-related trade show that everybody seemed to care about until recently, but fortunately the Android ecosystem’s diversity has struck again, making this year’s Vegas event as glamorous as always.
Sony’s flagship 2013 Android handset, the Xperia Z, was announced yesterday at CES 2013 – see our hands-on video here – and it will be launched in Q1 2013 in various markets.