DROID 4. Just arriving on our test bench we decided to quickly snap some photos and look over the latest iteration in the popular DROID line before giving it a full rundown. At first glance you'd almost mistake this for the new DROID RAZR, only the screen is slightly smaller and we have that all important keyboard. Coming in with specs similar to what the DROID 3 should have been, the D4 has some impressive power under the hood in more ways than one.
Chrome for Android today. Bringing their full-fledged browser to the world of Android smartphones and tablets. While currently only available for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich devices (and a beta) we were excited to give it a quick try. Below you'll see our first impressions, hands-on pictures, video, benchmarks and more.
Qualcomm called AllJoyn. What is AllJoyn you ask? A peer-to-peer proximity based gaming, streaming, and sharing technology between devices such as Android phones and tablets. This makes device-to-device communication easy and simple for games, music, and anything else you can think of. Check out all our hands-on videos from CES 2012 below.
LG Optimus LTE, as it's know internationally. The bright spots for this phone are its 720p IPS screen and Verizon's 4G LTE connection... but if you've been following Android for the last few months, you know that's not enough to carry a phone these days. Our initial impressions of the Spectrum follow.
Samsung Galaxy Note that we've all seen plenty of lately. AT&T will be selling this 5.3" AMOLED HD packing smartphone in both black and white variants. While roaming at CES we were able to get a few quick pictures and video of the white version of the AT&T branded LTE Note for those interested. Check out more pictures after the break.
We told you so. CES 2012 was flooded with more cheap tablets than you could shake a dev kit at, most of which we neglected to report on for obvious reasons. But Coby has been steadily building a reputation for affordable (if not desirable) hardware for years, and they're jumping into Ice Cream Sandwich in a big way. A representative was kind enough to show us an early hardware version of the tablet on the show floor. The "MID9742-8", just one of nine tablets coming from the company in the next few months, is on the higher end of their Kyros product line.
Sony isn't content to put Android in your pocket with its new Xperia ion and Xperia S phones; it also wants to put the Google OS on your wrist with the new Xperia SmartWatch. Packing a compact multitouch color OLED display, the SmartWatch hooks up to your smartphone via Bluetooth 3.0 and can show incoming call details, Facebook and Twitter updates, messages, calendar alerts and more.
Sony has dropped the "Ericsson" and outed a pair of highly-desirable smartphones at CES 2012 this week, the LTE-toting Xperia ion for AT&T's 4G network, and its Euro sibling, the HSPA+ Xperia S. Both have a squared-off aesthetic and a 4.3-inch 1280 x 720 HD display, running Gingerbread on a 1.5GHz dual-core processor with an ICS upgrade tipped for Q2.