LG has been fairly quiet in terms of Android related announcements here at CES 2013, however they did offer one goodie for the Optimus Vu: II -- a new app. The app is called Panorama Note and will allow users to create extra wide 3:1 ratio memos and drawings.
Blockbuster has officially released their latest Android app. This latest app is aimed at disc rental (as opposed to on-the-go streaming) and is available by way of the Google Play and Amazon app stores. The app is said to be aimed at making movie renting a more mobile experience.
leaks and rumors were numerous, however Verizon Wireless and Samsung have officially put an end to them. In short, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has been confirmed as coming to Verizon Wireless. The 10.1-inch tablet is expected to be available in the "coming weeks." In other words, we know the tablet is coming, however neither company has yet to offer a specific release date.
Ascend Mate, we also grabbed a few minutes with the Huawei Ascend D2 smartphone. Though, while this one is a smartphone as compared to the Ascend Mate, with a 5-inch display it still borders on that phablet category. But names aside, the 5-inch display on the Ascend D2 has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a PPI of 443 -- both nice in every respect.
Huawei press event is currently underway and we managed to steal a few moments with the Ascend Mate before things got underway. The handset, as had been rumored -- is massive. The Ascend Mate does in fact have the 6.1-inch display, however that is not where the massive stops. We could also describe the battery as rather large as it comes in at 4050 mAh.
Velocity Micro has announced a pair of Android tablets, the Cruz D610 and the Cruz Q610. Both models are similar in features in that they are both sporting a 9.7-inch displays at 1024 x 768 and running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. These two tablets are expected to come available in the later part of Q1 2013 and will be priced at $199 and $249 respectively.
expecting to happen, Polaroid has come forward with an official announcement for their Android based camera. The model is the iM1836 and as was rumored, the camera is running Android and sporting a removable lens. Polaroid has yet to offer anything specific in terms of a release date, however those interested should not have all that long of a wait.