With the Consumer Electronics Show just a few days away, we’re already so excited we can’t hide it anymore! For some of us, it will be our first time to be invited to such exciting event this early in the year. But for others, they are already pros so they don’t need to get excited. If you’re as excited as we are, you’ll definitely need our help to get you pumped up for all the action. With all the recent news on manufacturers getting ready with their product launches, we’re here to give you information on what you should expect this year. Considering last year was all about Android tablets, 2012 will be bigger and better!

Here’s a review of what you should expect from CES 2012: Think of it as a Glossary.

4K – a type of display resolution which has 4 times a normal 1080p HDTV’s pixel density

4K is currently the gold standard for mass market HD displays. Both LG and Toshiba have big plans for this next week!


OLED – Organic Light Emitting Diode

OLED is a technology which promises to provide more vivid colors, smaller device footprints, and faster response times as opposed to LCD/LED TVs. LG has announced that they will be turning CES 2012 into the Largest OLED HDTV event in the world.


Ultrabooks – laptops with longer battery life, solid state drives, and slim designs

The concept of Ultrabooks was first introduced by Intel in May. They are direct competitors of the MacBook Air but the real deal will be released on Tuesday.


Onto the Android Field:

Ice Cream Sandwich – Android’s Latest 4.0 OS

ICS is Google’s latest Android flavor. As early as last year, this has been a much talked about topic, especially with the release of the first ICS phone—Samsung Galaxy Nexus. At CES 2012, you can expect several smartphone manufacturers to launch their device with the latest OS.


Quad-Core – Processors typically found in a computer

For CES 2012, they are no longer limited to the computer. Thanks to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 and Nvidia’s Tegra 3, quad-core has evolved into smartphones. We’ll be expecting the first batch of quad-core smartphones released at CES!


We’re so excited for CES 2012! If you’re planning on going, be sure to say hello to any of our team members (if you bump into us). Oh, and don’t forget to download the official CES 2012 Android app to keep you updated!

Christine Torralba
Christine Torralba has been a freelance writer for the past couple of years. While most of her work has been ghostwritten, she has also contributed articles to magazines such as SPARK, Monday, Vault and Epic. In her spare time, she cooks, takes photos of food, and manages to write about it on her food blog.