Android Tablets and Smartphones to Steal the Show at CES

Fortune said 2011 will be the year Google’s Android operating system

“explodes” across the technosphere on smartphones, tablet computers

and other devices hardware manufacturers cook up.

Time for a level set: “Explodes,” or some variation thereof, is

the dramatic euphemism people in the technology industry employ to proclaim

that a product is set for some super definitive growth. In this case, it’s the

kind that blows RIM’s BlackBerry and Apple’s iOS smartphone platforms out of

the water.

Android fans will wince at the too-common use of the expression

“Android explodes.” This is because it may be turned for mischievous

purposes to describe what an Android phone does when a user holds it up to his ear

or what an Android tablet does when a user swipes it with her fingers.

So “explodes” may be a tad rich a description, but if there is any

event that could signal that Android is ripe for hyper growth (Fortune

apparently doesn’t see Android’s rise to 23.5 percent of U.S. smartphone share in 2010 as

“explosion” worthy), it’s the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show. The

annual event commences in earnest Jan. 5 in Las Vegas.

eWEEK’s Clint Boulton and Nicholas Kolakowski will be attending. Here is a

preview of a handful of Android-related announcements the reporters expect to

hear and see.

For the list, read the eWeek article: Android Tablets, Smartphones to Rule at CES.

CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight Staff
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