CES 2016 is This Week!

Unless you are a PR professional, media member, work in the tech sector, or are a complete electronics nut, you may not have realized that it not only is 2016, but CES is this week.

What is CES, you ask? Only the biggest waste of a week electronics show in Las Vegas (probably the world) you’ll find on a re-occuring yearly basis during the first couple of weeks of each January. It’s a big deal – or at least was at one point to us in the mobile media. In the big scheme of things (outside of mobile), should you care about washers and dryers and new TVs and tech in automobiles and VR and drones and wearables and a whole bunch of other literal junk, CES still means a lot. In fact, this conference grows every year and brings in more than 170,000 people.  (more…)

Report: Samsung May Announce the Galaxy S7 on January 19

Every year, we see reports, rumors, and leaks claiming that they know when Samsung will announce the newest flagship device. Like clockwork, it seems that each year before CES arrives, reports surface claiming Samsung will introduce a new Galaxy device in January at the annual tech show in Las Vegas, Nevada, but it never happens. This week, a new report has surfaced that states we will see the Galaxy S7 announced on January 19, which is about a week and a half after CES.  (more…)

Question of the Day: What Will You Remember From CES 2015?

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!

Motorola Announces the Moto X Pro, Like the Nexus 6 But for China

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…)

Sony Walkman NW-ZX2 Hands-on and Tour

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…)