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Jimmy McGee · Jan 19, 2013

Highlights from This Year’s International CES

Another wonderful International CES has passed us by. The event was filled with many exciting displays, like the Intel Ultrabook Tree, but most important were the announcements made by many manufactures. Some announcements are still years out, embodying nothing more than an idea. Other announcements having working prototypes, while still others are in the final stages before release or have been released. (more…)

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 17, 2013

XDA’s International CES 2013 Video Recap – XDA Developer TV

Another International CES event is in the bag. In attendance for 2013, was XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan. In this video, he talks about his experiences over the four days he spent in Las Vegas attending the showcase of consumer wares. He starts out talking about the CES Unveiled event, CES Press Day and the exposition itself. Jordan mentions the other videos released last week and this week from International CES 2013. These videos include the Huawei Ascend Mate Hands-On,...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 16, 2013

Nvidia’s CES 2013 Unveils: Project Shield, Tegra 4, and Grid – XDA Developer TV

At the 2013 International CES, graphics powerhouse Nvidia released three excellent technologies. The first was its gaming device based on Android called Project Shield. The second was the next generation Tegra processor, the Tegra 4. It features 72 GPU cores, 4+1 CPU cores, and the ability to work with 4G LTE. Finally, they released the Grid, as someone said, making cloud gaming "a thing." XDA News Specialist Jordan was on site, and got a chance to talk with the people a...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 15, 2013

Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL Hands-On at CES 2013 – XDA Developer TV

At the 2013 International CES, manufacturer of the year Sony released two phones. The  phones are similar and share similar names. These devices are called the Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL. The Xperia Z is water and dust proof while the Xperia ZL has a hardware camera button. XDA News Specialist Jordan was on site and got a chance to get his hands on the Xperia twins. Jordan sat down and talked with the folks and Sony. In this video,...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 12, 2013

Huawei Ascend Mate Hands-On at CES 2013 – XDA Developer TV

At the 2013 International CES, Chinese manufacturer Huawei (which we were constantly told was pronounced "wah-way") released two phones. The most interesting phone is the Huawei Ascend Mate. This device packs a 6.1-inch HD display, an 8-megapixel camera, a 4050 mAh battery, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and a quad-core processor. This huge device garnered a lot of attention. XDA News Specialist Jordan was on site and got a chance to get his hands on the Ascend Mate. This device has the...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 9, 2013

International CES 2013 Begins to Much Fanfare

After a record breaking year for attendees, the 2013 International CES event has begun to much fanfare. Sightings of celebrities included Felicia Day of “The Guild” and will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas. There were a lot of people in attendance, as we were constantly getting bumped into and rolled over by wheelable bags. We received notice that an Italian company would be talking about their new, improved Android Smartwatch. Being Android fanatics, we went to check it out. The...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 8, 2013

Ubuntu for Phone and Boot2Gecko Demonstrations and More at CES 2013 – XDA Developer TV

In case you haven't noticed, the industry event known as International CES is going on this week. Over the past couple of days, XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan got a sneak peak on what to expect from some of the industry's largest players in the television, audio, computing and mobile device segments. In today's episode of XDA Developer TV, Jordan talks about what he has seen and what to look out for over the next year from these companies. He...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 8, 2013

The Announcements are Made, Now the Show Can Begin!

Well the pre-CES announcements have already been made, and the first half of 2013 doesn't look too promising for new mobile devices. The theme of the announcements this year was cloud and smart. A lot of manufactures talked about connecting every device, from your mobile devices to your televisions to your washing machines. LG and Samsung both talked about televisions with unimaginable amounts of pixels that are smart, as did Sony. These televisions are connected to your content and your...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 8, 2013

Sony Releases Xperia Z at CES 2013

After much fanfare and high production value videos and presentation efforts, including an XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler-style tear down and reassembly videos of cameras and mobile devices, the executives at Sony took the stage at CES to talk about their wares. They spoke about their commitment to pushing the envelope. They talked at length about their new televisions and 4K content. But the really exciting part was when they announced the new Sony Xperia Z. With a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 7, 2013

Netgear and Intel Talk Tech at CES 2013

The day so far at CES has been filled with product announcements that, while exciting, don't excite us in the mobile development realm. Monster called up a cauldron of celebrity soup to hawk their headphones, people like Alicia Keyes and Xzibit---Yo Dawg, I heard you like celebrities... However, Netgear claimed that 802.11ac is here, and any mobile device announced from here on out will have 802.11ac capabilities. They also announced that they are "doing Google TV right" with their NeoTV...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 7, 2013

CES 2013 Unveiled Shows No Android Love

International CES begins officially on Tuesday with the main event that everyone talks about, where exhibitors from around the world come to peddle their wares. There are press conferences on Monday, and to top it off, last night they had a pre-press event called CES Unveiled. Its purpose was to give people a preview of the exiting announcements and releases that would be happening over the week. To be honest though, I hope that Unveiled is not indicative of the...

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