IFA brings forth Android devices
The IFA show in Berlin (“Consumer Electronics Unlimited”) has presented a platform for the likes of Sony, Lenovo and Samsung to showcase some latest Android devices. We weren’t at the show, but there are lots of reports back…
Check out, for example, the Sony Xperia Tablet S. Running on an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, with a 9.4in display, its platform is Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
On the three Smartphones, which Sony has also highlighted (Xperia T, V and J), PC Advisor writes:
The three smartphones include a high-end Xperia T, with an HD screen and Near Field Communication capabilities; the Xperia V, which has similar features to the T, but is also LTE-ready; and the affordable Xperia J. Xperia T and V run Android 4.04, upgradeable to 4.1, and are powered by the Mobile Bravia multimedia process for display clarity. Both run 1.5GHz dual-core processors from Qualcomm, while the Xperia J will have a single core 1GHz processor from Qualcomm. The Xperia J runs Android 4.0.
The phones are expected to launch later this year.
Or how about the Lenovo convertible Android tablet, the Ideatab S2110A? It features an optional keyboard/dociking station and runs on runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
The Ideatab S2110A has a 10-inch screen, weighs 1.27 pounds and is .34 inches thick. It’s equipped with a micro-HDMI port that, according to Lenovo, enables 1080p viewing when connected to an HDTV. It’s equipped with a 5 megapixel rear facing camera and a 1.3 Mp front facing camera. It comes with 1 GB of memory and has an SD card reader and USB port for external devices.
Moving on, we recently wrote about the first Android camera – the Nikon Coolpix S800 – well, here’s the ‘second’… Check out the Samsung Galaxy Camera, featuring 1080p video (pictured).
It offers a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, 100-3200 ISO range, optical image stabilisation and a massive 21x optical zoom. From the front, it looks just like a larger compact camera, but from the rear it appears much more like an Android phone, thanks to its giant 4.8in “HD Clear LCD” display.
More traditionally, back in the realm of Android tablets again, the BBC writes:
There was only one Android-tablet announcement – the Galaxy Note 2. The device features a 5.5in (14cm) screen and is narrower and taller than its predecessor. It also features a new Air View function. When a stylus is held about 1cm above its display, previews are triggered of on-screen objects such as the contents of a photo album or an email.