For the most part, CES 2015 is over. Technically, the show floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center is still open until Friday, but the big announcements and product unveilings stopped once Tuesday finished. Wait, were there big product announcements and unveilings? I guess that’s what we want to find out now.
The DL crew is headed out of Vegas today, as our time covering one of the year’s largest electronics events is officially over. If we stay any longer, things will only get weirder than we need them to.
As we leave, we wanted to hear from DL readers – is there anything you will remember from this year’s CES? Will it be the G Flex 2 or Sony’s insanely priced Walkman? The Moto X Pro? Maybe it won’t even be Android related? What about Quantum dot TVs or all of the car tech or the flood of wearables? How about the “Internet of Things?”
Take to the comments and let us know!
Last week, HTC’s global online communications manager told us to expect a “best ever” roadmap of products in 2015, but also to prepare for “some huge surprises.” Those surprises will include connected home, connected entertainment, and health and fitness products. (more…)
Motorola, in a somewhat surprising move, announced today that it is returning to China with a handful of devices, two of which are new to their lineup. For starters, the new Moto G (2nd gen) will now officially come in a 4G LTE variety. But more importantly, they are showing up to market with a Moto X Pro. That’s right, the Moto X, a phone that we called the top phone of 2014, will now come in a Pro style. (more…)
When Sony announced a new Walkman during its press event at CES yesterday, I just knew I had to get my hands on it. As an owner of previous Walkman players, back in the 90s, I was excited to see how Sony would market one which runs Android and looks much like a smartphone.
Sony expects to price the Walkman NW-ZX2 around $1000, shipping it with Android 4.2.2, which is apparently the most stable build of Android released. When asked, a Sony representative stated that the company was more focused on delivering a consistent and smooth experience, not running the latest build of Android. Needless to say, it is possible Sony will not spend many resources on updating the Walkman anytime soon to Lollipop. (more…)
As we mentioned the day of LG’s CES 2015 press event, we planned to take a day and let the hype calm down before going hands-on with the newly announced G Flex 2 to hopefully form a decent opinion on the curved beauty. Well, that day has come and we spent some time with it. In short, this phone is really cool. (more…)
Misfit is perhaps best known for its apps and wearables, but the company’s ambitions apparently lie far beyond fitness tracking. This morning, it unveiled the Bolt, a wirelessly-connected LED lightbulb with companion Android software. (more…)
Razer is making its presence known during this year’s CES in Las Vegas, introducing an Android TV set-top box, called Forge TV. Forge TV looks and acts much like a Nexus TV, but Razer has built in a variety of gaming features to make it more suited towards the gamers in the community. (more…)
This morning, Kenwood announced a new premium multimedia receiver for cars that is one of the first to support both Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay. Kenwood noted in its press release for the DDX9902S that it understands that its customers have brand loyalty, so they wanted to make a product that works for both Android and Apple fans, rather than one that forced users to choose one over the other. (more…)