At last year’s CES, we watched as Corning unveiled Gorilla Glass 2, the thinner and supposedly stronger version of its older brother. It was a talking point for all new phones going forward. If your new smartphone didn’t have GG2, you simply weren’t as awesome as the guy sitting next to you who did. Whether or not this product actually helped any of us with phone drops or battles with stone countertops can probably be debated for days, but what we do know, is that Corning is back to give us the next version – already.
Next week, Corning will show off Gorilla Glass 3, which as expected will be three times stronger and more scratch resistant than its predecessor thanks to “new glass composition with durability enhancements.”
That sounds lovely, but I’m already looking forward to Gorilla Glass 4, which will hopefully be flexible and able to outlast a pocket drop. (more…)
With CES only days away, the rumormill is working overtime thanks to companies like LG. We just posted a story about the company possibly unveiling the 5.5″ Optimus G2 at the event, but this new teaser video may help back that in some form.
At the 18-second mark, if you can last that long with the 90s French discotheque track playing in the background, you’ll see a device that resembles either a tablet or a smartphone. You can see the bottom screws peaking through, a design highlight that graced both the original Optimus G and the Nexus 4. Beyond this quick shot, though, you can’t see much else. It could be the phone-tablet hybrid that has been talked about a variety of times over the last few days, or we could just be imagining things.
You tell us. (more…)
According to a reliable source, whose info has panned out true in the past, we could have a brand new HTC flagship on our hands next week. The M7 device has been reported on before and if we receive what has been rumored, we are looking at one top of the line device. (more…)
CES is less than a week away, so as is customary during the days leading up, we are starting to see products appear well before companies have a chance to announce them. The first two are from Sony, a couple of smartphones that may headline the show, unless LG steps up to answer to a massive New Year’s Eve rumor.
According to a report out of GSMArena, LG has some major things planned for CES, next week. In the past year, CES took a back seat in the mobile world to other conferences like MWC or to companies deciding to hold their own solo press events. But if this rumor becomes a reality, LG may steal the show on a mobile front, as the rest of the big dogs like Motorola, Samsung, and HTC have yet to hint at much of a smartphone presence for this year’s show. (more…)
That’s right, Google TV still exists and companies are continuing to put money into the product. LG seems to be the leader at this point, already announcing that they have two new TV models (GA7900 and GA6400) with Google TV to show off at CES (pictured above).
Sporting dual-core processors, the OnLive app for cloud gaming, a thinner bezel, fancy new stand, and what appears to be a custom version of Google TV, LG is hoping their intuitive user experience at various sizes can meet more consumers’ demands.
No pricing information was given. (more…)
According to a report out of CNET, Samsung will not unveil the Galaxy S4 at CES, next month. I sincerely hope you do not find this news to be a shocker. We told you yesterday, after Samsung posted their CES teaser video, that you shouldn’t think for a second that we would be seeing the next Galaxy phone, but as expected, some news outlets jumped to wild headline grabbing conclusions. Remember, the Galaxy S3 is still selling like crazy. The Galaxy Note 2 is still brand new and selling like crazy. And Samsung has typically waited until early Summer to announce their new Galaxy phone.
But beyond all of that, Samsung is bigger than CES when it comes to mobile. They’ll show off TVs, maybe a new tablet, and probably something to tie mobile in with those TVs, but that’s it. They’ll have their own press event, probably in April or May to reveal their next big phone.
CES, the biggest electronics conference in the world, is a month away from going down in Las Vegas. We’ll be there, of course, but each year around this time we start to wonder what we’ll see at the show. Our first couple of years attending, it was filled with the first dual-core processor and 4G LTE phones and tablets. The last year, it was sort of a dud, with nothing major happening as companies waited for other conferences or their own private launch events. So, what about this year?
At this point, CES is still mostly a mystery. What we do know, is that Samsung is teasing “something new” and telling us to “get ready.” Now, keep in mind that Samsung tends to show off new appliances, TVs, and cameras to go along with their mobile products, so this may not mean much to us. We’ll know shortly, but in the mean time, feel free to drop your predictions below. Oh, and don’t think for a second that we’ll be seeing the Galaxy S4. Samsung will hold their own press event for a product that large.
Via: Samsung Tomorrow