If you missed it, here’s the full 3-hour+ event. Google announced a large amount of updates and new features across their products:
Samsung is preparing to launch the Galaxy S IV next Thursday, and its safe to say it will be a big deal. Considering the S III continues to be the best selling Android phone ever and the most popular phone of 2012, the next Galaxy has a lot to live up to. This new ad gets the hype train rolling.
Google’s Chromebook line has been a hit since it started, and the newest addition looks to be the best yet. Unlike the other Chromebooks, which have been known for having extremely low prices (thus the high demand), the Chromebook Pixel goes a little more high-end in terms of design aesthetic and hardware with the touchscreen. As a result, the price tag starts at over a grand (about $1300). The wi-fi version will start shipping next week while the LTE version will start shipping in April.
Read Google’s blog announcement for more details.
CNET chronicles the many announcements today by RIM (Research In Motion), creators of the Blackberry, who have decided to rename the company to Blackberry to align with the name of their products and strengthen their brand. They also named Alicia Keys as their global creative director. But the biggest reveal of all was Blackberry 10, the oft-delayed new age OS that will revolutionize the Blackberry platform as it further moves into the touchscreen era.
So, is Blackberry back? We’ll find out eventually.
At CES, Samsung unveiled its new revolutionary Youm flexible display technology that will soon appear on some of the company’s new smartphones and tablets (Galaxy S IV perhaps?). Samsung also hopes other companies will get onboard and use the tech for their own devices in the not-so-distant future.