CES 2012 Android Round Up – 50 Devices Announced at Press Day

CES 2012The Consumer Electronics Show is being held at Las Vegas from January 10 till 13th 2012. It’s the biggest Electronics show where many new devices announcement comes up. This year it will be raining with Android powered smartphone and tablets.

As expected several new smartphones, tablets and devices were announced at Press Day at on going Consumer Electronics Show being held at Las Vegas. The following were the Android phones and the tablets which were announced during the on going CES 2012 and the list will go on adding more devices as the CES 2012 still goes on –

  • Samsung InTouch Android HD webcam – Samsung InTouch debuts in making of standalone HD webcam for Smart TVs. This will competed with TelyHD webcam and its will be priced at $ 199.99.
  • Sony Xperia Ion – The exclusive Sony Xperia Ion will come to United States on AT & T network in second quarter was the first announcement from Sony after their discontinuation with Ericsson. It will have the feature of 4.6 inches HD display with 1.5 Ghz dual core processor and 12 mega pixel camera.
  • Sony Xperia S – Sony  came up with big news with the announcement of Xperia S which will be the first phone from Sony in the Xperia NXT series. It will feature 4.3 inches HD display screen with 342 ppi pixel density, dual core processor at 1.5 Ghz and 12 mega pixel camera on the rear side are the highlight feature of this phone.
  • ViewSonic ViewPad E70 – ViewPad E70 will be a 7 inches Android tablet ready to compete with Kindle Fire with 1 Ghz dual core processor and with Android 4.0 priced at $ 169 to offer a better deal to the consumers. Expected to be launched in Quarter 2 starting.
  • Fujitsu Arrows – Among the recent Quad core smartphone Fujitsu Arrows adds its name which was announced at CES 2012. With 4.6 inches HD display screen, NVIDIA Tegra 3 dualc ore processor and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich are the standout features of this tablet. Last but not least it will be with 13.1 mega pixel camera with IP 67 ceritification. It will arrive on NTT Docomo in early quarter 2 of 2012.
  • Verizon Motorola Droid 4 – Verizon get the Motorola Droid 4 Android handset with  4G LTE capabilities, 8 mega pixel camera, 1.3 mega pixel front facing camera for video chat was another devices announced at CES 2012.
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 for Verizon Wireless – The second generation of Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 arrives in United States with 4G LTE speed at Verizon Wireless. This was the only device from Samsung showcased at CES, not a new device though but debuts in United States is important.
  • Vizio VTAB 3010 M Android Tablet – Vizio just showcased their upcoming stylish tablets with a different design. They just showcased the picture and the tablet but didn’t provide any specifications of it.
  • Sony SmartWatch – Along with Sony Xperia S and Xperia Ion handsets announcement, the Sony SmartWatch Bluetooth device was announced.
  • Pantech Burst Smartphone – The budget friendly Pantech Burst phone was announced to be launched on January 22, 2012 with 4G LTE capabilities on the AT & T network.
  • LG Viper on Sprint – LG Viper mid high end smartphone with 4G LTE capabilities is among the few devices after Galaxy Nexus added to 4G LTE segment of Sprint network. It will be with 4 inches WVGA display screen and features 1.2 Ghz dual core processor with 5 mega pixel camera.
  • Samsung Exhilarate –  Samsung Exhilarate was one among the 6 devices expected to come on the AT & T network. This phone will come with 4G LTe capabilities and its made up of 80 percent recylcled PC material boosting Super AMOLED display from Samsung.
  • Pantech Element – Pantech Element will be the first 4G LTE enabled tablet to be released via AT & T on January 22 along with Pantech Burst smartphone. It will be priced at $ 299.99 and has 8 inches display screen along with Honeycomb 3.2 OS from Android.
  • Toshiba Excite X10 tablet – The world’s thinnest 10 inches tablet in the Android category was announced. It wil be with dual core processor clocked at 1.2 Ghz, 1 GB of RAM and Android 3.2 Honeycomb processor along with 5 mega pixel and 2 mega pixel camera are the major features of it. Toshiba really came up with a bang with this news.
  • Huawei Ascend P1 S – Huawei Ascend P1 S marks the debut of Huawei in the high end smartphones as it will be feature 4.3 inches Super AMOLED qHD display screen with Gorilla Glass display screen. It will feature Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with 8 mega pixel camera with LED flash and auto focus.
  • Acer Iconia Tab A700 – Acer Iconia Tab A700 with quad core processor was the latest tablet announced at ongoing CES 2012. It will be a 10 inches tablet with fullHD 1080p HD display with Ice Cream Sandwich onboard.
  • Orange Tahiti Tablet – Orange Tahiti with dual 1.2 GHz processor with other features such as 5 mega pixel camera was launched. It will have 7 inches display screen and it will arrive on the Orange network.
  • ViewSonic ViewPad 10e & ViewPad 10i – The mid range Android tablets from ViewSonic i.e., ViewPad 10e and ViewPad 10i both with 10 inches display screen were also made available to customer in United States. This news comes not from CES 2012 where in we saw more devices announced but not released.
  • Sol Computer’s 7 Inches Tablet – Sol Computer just showcased the proto type of their upcoming 7 inches Android tablet which features unique Pixle Qi display screen. Further specifications were not announced and the tablet well be priced over $ 1000.
  • Pantech Vega LTE EX – This comes as the off CES news and the device is nothing new but the launch of 4G LTE addition to it in Korea. Phone will be made available in Korea via LG U+ network.
  • Polaroid SC1630 Digital Camera – Well its a digital point to shoot camera with 16 mega pixel camera and Android 2.3.4, 3.2 inches LCD touchscreen display and with 3G for data usage.
  • Archos 70b Honeycomb tablet – Another off CES news that Archos has unveiled an Amazon Kindle Fire  competitor but not a killer. Though specifications are on high end with 7 inches screen with 1.2 Ghz dual core processor and 8 Gb internal storage, it will be with Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS.
  • Asus Prime Mini – The little sibling of Transformer Prime, comes with quad core Tegra 3 processor and 7 inches display screen at a price of $ 249 was just announced at CES fair.
  • Acer Iconia A510 – Just like Asus Prime Mini, Acer Iconia A510 is most resembling its elder sibling Iconia A700. It will have 10.1 inches screen and importantly it will be a Tegra 3 quad core processor tablet.
  • Telstra with HTC Velocity 4G LTE – Off from CES, HTC Velocity 4G LTE will be the first smartphone coming with 4G LTE capability in Australia. It will be available before this month end.
  • Sony Z Series Android Walkman – Sony’s at CES has listless products announced. Newly spotted are the Sony Z Series Android powered walkman to be made available in February 2012 was released. There are altogether three variants as of now in Z Series Walkman.
  • Lenovo K800 Phone – The first Intel chipset powered Android phone might be Lenovo K800. It comes with Android 4.0 update soon tag and it will be released in China only via China Telecom.
  • Motorola Droid Razr Maxx – The Droid Razr Maxx from Motorola was announced at the CES 2012 fair for Verizon Wireless. This phone is in buzz as it achieves almost 24 hours of battery life.
  • Sony NSZ GS7 Media Player – Android now powers Network Media player and Sony NSZ GS 7 is Android 4.0 powered media player which was announced during the CES fair.
  • Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G – T-Mobile announced that they will be releasing Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G with Super AMOLED display and 1.5 Ghz dual core Qualcomm processor clocked at 1.5 Ghz.
  • Philips GoGear Connect 3.5 Media Player – The lone product from Philips and its not that too big announcement. I am not sure what’s going on in the Philips company ideas. GoGear Connect 3.5 Media Player is an Android 2.3 Gingerbread powered music player with 3.5 inches HVGA display screen and comes with 720p HD video playback capabilities. This media player will be available from April 2012 in the market globally.
  • Idolian IdolPad Tablet – Not many tablets get the price of $ 100 or less, IdolPad is the one tablet which is listed on for sale at $ 99 as a promotional offer. Its a 7 inches tablet powered with Cortex A8 processor at 1 Ghz and 512 MB of RAM. The Android verison is 2.3 and it has 4 GB internal memory along with 32 GB expandable via microSD card slot. Included various other features like Wi-Fi, Android Market access, HDMI support, USB 2.0 connectivity and supports Netflix and Skye video.
  • Huawei Ascend P1 LTE – The variant of Huawei Ascend P1 has been launched during the CES 2012. Its just the same model of earlier announced and it will just add the 4G LTE capabilities. So it has 4.3 inches Super AMOLED display with 1.5 Ghz dual core processor along with 8 mega pixel camera and front facing 1.3 mega pixel camera.
  • WikiPad Glasses Free 3D Android Tablet – WikiPad showcased their ANdroid tablet which can show 3D content and it comes with attachable game controller. Its a 8 inches Android tablet powered with Android 4.0 the latest Android version.
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus N – Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus N the modified version by removing the Apple patents was introduced in European market. Its a tablet with Android 3.2 Honeycomb processor and has 7 inches display screen. The features are good in this tablet and its a OFF CES news as Samsung doesn’t need those shows to announce their products now.
  • Coby’s 6 Android 4.0 Powered Tablets – Coby company came up with 6 tablets announcement all powered with the Ice Cream Sandwich OS. Coby with these tablets ranging from 7 inches to 10.1 inches have priced it accordingly from $ 179 to $ 279. The models were MID 7042 a 7 inches tablet, MID 8042 a 8 inches tablet, MID 9042 a 9 inches tablet, MID 9742 a 9.7 inches tablet, MID 1042 a 10.1 inches tablet and MID 1045 a 10.1 inches high end tablet.
  • iGoGo TV top box – iGoGo is an Android TV set top box comes up with the Android 2.3 pre installed in it. You can convert your normal TV to an Android powered TV and install various apps from Android Market. It comes with Cortex A8 process clocked at 1 Ghz and support full HD video playback.
  • Velocity Micro Cruz T507 & 510 Tablets – Velocity Micro Cruz also announced their new tablets which are powered with 1.2 Ghz Cortex A8 processor with 3D graphical acceleration from ARM Mali 400 and 8 GB internal memory. T510 is a 9.7 inches tablet with Android 4.0.1 and T510 with 7 inches TFT LED display. No price were announced of them.
  • Aigo M718HD & M803 Tablets– Its raining tablet and Aigo also announced the launch of their two tablets namely M718HD and M803 both powered with Ice Cream Sandwich. Aigo M718HD is an 8 inches Android tablet and M803 is an 7 inches tablet.
  • Skytex Android 4.0 Tablet – Skytex also came up with their own Google Android 4.0 powered tablets powered with 1.2 Ghz single core processor and Mali 400 along with 1080p HD video playback. The Skypad Omega is a 8 inches tablet and Argos is a 7 inches tablet. Best thing about this tablet is that it comes with removable battery.
  • Samsung Galaxy 3.6 – Galaxy Player 3.6 is the latest music player powered with Android 2.3, 1 Ghz Hummingbird processor and sporting 3.6 inches display. It will be launched in South Korea priced at USD 173.
  • Casio G-Shock SmartPhone – Casio unveils an all new Tough Android smart phone ever which can almost withstand anything. High on features and High on looks, this one is a smart phone to look for in coming months.

So that final list of 50 devices that were announced during the CES 2012. We expected atleast 30 devices to be launched but it turned out to be 50 all Android tablets, smartphones, media player and digital camera. We are eagerly awaiting the Mobile World Congress which will be held at Barcelona, Spain during the last week of February this year.



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