Samsung Electronics is in talks with Intel to merge its own Bada mobile operating system with the Intel-backed platform Tizen seeking to reduce its dependence on Android.
Samsung Senior Vice President commented during an interview with Forbes magazine last week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that Samsung is seeking to merge its Bada mobile operating system with a platform it is building with Intel called Tizen.Tae-Jin Kang said that Bada will most likely to be used on the firm’s low-power, single core smartphones. Kang did admit that Tizen could come to non-phone devices.
It seemed that this would be the year of the ultrabooks and Smart televisions and they have been really the products that have attracted the attention of the visitors.
LG presented a model of TV with a 55-inch OLED screen while its closest competitor; the Korean Samsung also presented its Smart TV with access to Samsung Apps and support for 3D images.
Lenovo has presented his K91, the first Android-controlled TV with Ice Cream Sandwich.
Speaking of Ultrabooks we basically have seen copies of Apple’s well-known model with similar prices (Prices should be adjusted during the year 2012)
Probably Lenovo with its IdeaPad YOGA has presented the biggest news in this segment. A ultrabook Tablet convertible with a 13.1-inch capacitive screen HD + (1600 x 900 resolution) 8 GB of RAM, 256GB SSD.
We must also talk about the fake demo by Intel, presenting the capabilities of their new Ivy Bridge-ULV chips.
There is nothing new in the Tablets. Large companies we offer a variety of format and prices.
We already talked about the Toshiba Excite X10 with a price above the iPad 2, so that hardly going to approach the public.
We could see an interesting presentation of XO 3.0 by OLPC.
Regarding Smartphones we must talk about the Sony Xperia S and Lenovo K800 and the first smartphone with Intel.
From my point of view, the major progress that has been shown at CES 2012 has been the integration of Android in our lives. It is not only present in our mobile phones, also appears in our cameras, washing machines, fridges, televisions… Soon we will be able to control everything from your phone or tablet.
The next big date with the technology will be in Barcelona from February 27th to March 1st during the celebration of the Mobile Word Congress.
Google has a new section of their Android developer portal, Android Design.It’s a site full of suggestions to help application developers make good design and build apps that look alike.
They also has presented the Holo theme family (refined since its debut in Android 3.0) in order to standarize apps design.
Apps that has the same interface will be more intuitives and easier to use, but apps that don’t follow the google design will stand out.
Now is up to you follow the google principles or make your app completely different to any other app in the market.
The Excite X10 has a dual-core 1.2 GHz OMAP 4430 processor, 1 GB of RAM , 1280 x 800 IPS touch display, 5 megapixel camera on the back, 2 megapixel camera on the front, accelerometer, and Wi-Fi. USB, HDMI, and SD inputs are also found on the Toshiba Excite X10.
The tablet has also a Gorilla glass front face and a magnesium alloy back surface, so no need to worry about the slimness of the device
Pricing will start at $529,99 for the 16 GB model.
You can take a closer look at specs over here
One of the more interesting things to see at CES 2012 are the indoor and outdoor 3D geolocation apps for mobile by Visioglobe, CSR, Micello, and others.
Technological advances allow indoor real-time navigation using GNSS signals (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, Compass) and WiFi positioning.
Find a store in a mall or find the shortest way to your gate at the airport are some of the profits that will make life easier.
Samsung probably will present its new Galaxy SIII and Motorola its new tablet Xoom but this edition will be marked by a farewell from Microsoft.
Among the most anticipated news we will find the ultrabooks, inspired by Macbook Air.
*The first CES was held in June 1967 in New York City. From 1978 to 1994, CES was held twice each year: once in January in Las Vegas (WCES) and once in June in Chicago (SCES).
According to Erich Smith (President of Google), the tablet developed by Google will be ready in the first half of 2012. Now we start hearing rumors about the details of the tablet.
Aware of the competition in the market, it seems that Google will launch its device with a price well below of the Ipad’s and it would be over $ 199 (price of Kindle Fire). With that price, Google would get attract a large number of consumers who think the Apple device is too expensive.
The tablet would have a 7 ” screen and Ice Cream Sandwich.