Tuesday, January 8, 2013

CES - Really Should Be Called Android-Fest - Day 1

This is just some of the Android news from day one. Unless it is unusual in some way I will not be covering any of the phones. (Android Authority must be exhausted... so much stuff.)

ARM Chips

Short synopsis: Modern Celeron class single CPU speed, quad core, fast GPU.
Tegra 4: the tech specs

Some have said the Qualcomm chips will be faster than the Tegra 4, I really do not know.
Qualcomm Kicks Off CES with Superfast Snapdragon Mobile Processors

Is that a Phablet in your pocket, or are you just deformed?

Huawei Unveils Huge 6.1-Inch Smartphone

Home automation

Belkin adds Android compatibility to the WeMo wireless light switch

Lowe's gets into home automation (Android and iOS): Iris Products

New Samsung T9000 fridge runs Android apps, Evernote - iPad/iPhone - Macworld UK

Wearable Computing

Vuzix shows off M100 Android smart glasses

Television

Google TV set-top box for $129 coming from Netgear | Ars Technica

Google TV-powered Asus Qube to hit stores in Q1 2013 for $150

Cameras

Samsung brings Dropbox to its PCs and smart cameras

Polaroid makes the iM1836 official, anyone want an Android camera?

Gaming

Moga Pro game controller announced, will arrive in the spring

OUYA to start shipping in the UK in March, 3D follow-up in the works

All you need to know about Nvidia Shield: specs, features, and availability

Luggage tracking service (also works with iOS).

Trakdot

Tablets

Want a 24" Android Tablet? It only costs $499... no I'm not kidding.
UPDATE: I change the link to one that had better information:
ViewSonic’s VSD240 Smart Display Awarded ‘Best of CES’

First Tegra 4 tablet:
Vizio Tegra 4 tablet: Android 4.2, 10.1-inch 2560 x 1600 resolution display – first Tegra 4 tablet

First decent $199 10-inch tablets:
Velocity Micro intros Cruz D610 and Q610 tablets at CES 2013


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