CES 2011: A Tale of an Android Onslaught
Jan 14, 2011, 19:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The 2011 Consumer Electronics Show was an invasion of Linux and
FOSS in the form of a feast of Androids in all shapes and
"While it seems every Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in recent
memory has some theme that never really panned out (see 3-D TV),
you might want to rethink the trend when it comes to Android.
Google's Android attack was in full force at this year's edition
with a vengeance. From smart phones to tablet devices of all sizes
to Google TV, you couldn't travel the exhibit floor very far
without bumping into something Android. For some companies, like
Motorola, Android has fueled impressive comebacks. For others, like
Sony, it's new territory.
"The success of the Apple iPad has lured untold numbers of
vendors to produce competitive products. Samsung was the first to
make a big splash with their Galaxy 7-inch tablet. Motorola has
thrown their hat into the tablet ring with the Xoom and a hybrid
phone / laptop device called the Atrix. Many other recognizable
names announced tablet products at CES including Asus, Acer, Dell,
LG, Motorola, NEC, Samsung, Toshiba and Vizio. The key linking many
of these devices is Google's Android 3.0 release named Honeycomb.
Honeycomb has enhanced user interface and usability features
specifically targeted at tablet devices."