Seagate and Verizon will show off an LTE enabled wireless storage device today at CES. As part of the GoFlex Satellite line, the device not only allows network streaming and storage via Wifi, but with LTE enabled users can download content directly to the device or use it as a hot-spot for up to three other devices.
This sounds like the perfect companion for your Wifi only Android tablet on those long road trips. We'll drop by and have a closer look to get all the details. The press release is after the break.
We've seen our fair share of camera enhancements over the past years, but most of them seem to focus on the still camera end instead of the video camera, until Kogeto. At CES Kogeto is planned to officially announce the Kogeto iCONIC which is an attachment that allows the device to capture panoramic video. Unfortunately the iCONIC is releasing initially for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and more devices to follow, as long as they capture 1080P video. Previously only available for the Apple iPhone it is great to see the expansion, and we look to getting our hands-on time with one of these in Las Vegas!
Cobra Electronics, probably best known for its radar detectors and vehicle security systems, is bringing a couple new pieces of Android kit to CES next week in Las Vegas.
First up is the Cobra Tag G5. It's an improvement on what you see above -- a "smart" key fob with companion app that connects to your phone via Bluetooth. If they get too far away from each other, an alarm sounds. It uses the new Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (BLE) standard for an expected life of at least six months when connected to a phone. (Ed note: Whoa.)
And then there's the Cobra JoyRide for Android. It pairs up Cobra's charging accessory and is basically a car mode app. It'll initiate phone calls or voice commands, share road hazard information and live police info, serve as a music app and launch other applications.
Just when we thought we were done with the 3D thing, LG and Google TV drag us back in. Google announced LG as a new Google TV partner today, and LG responded with its own release that shows us the TV you see above. Looks like it's got a tweaked version of the UI we're currently enjoying with Honeycomb on GTV. And the display itself uses the kind of 3D glasses that don't have to be plugged in. (Aka the lesser of two evils.)
LG's TV will come with a "Magic Remote Qwerty," which we assume is code for a keyboard/remote combo. We'll get our first real look first thing Monday morning. Be sure to join us.
Some interesting accessory news coming out of the Interwebs for the recently released Nook Tablet and Kindle Fire today. The folks over at Readerdock have come up with some pretty sweet looking new docks for both devices which they're due to launch in February.
The "N-Station" will also be compatible with the Nook Color, hardly surprising given they're practically identical, and will come complete with a pair of speakers and a charging port and will hold the device at various angles.
The "Firestation" is the similiarly featured version designed for the Kindle Fire. Both will be available to pre-order some time this month, being due to commence shipping in mid-February.
It's a little early for spring cleaning, but that doesn't mean we can't find a few gems laying around. And that brings us to today's contest, which is only for owners of the Motorola Droid Bionic. We've got a bevy of accessories with someone's name on them, just waiting to be packaged up and sent out. Check the video above for instructions. Good luck!
Following on from our first look at the Verizon Galaxy Nexus's "navigation vehicle mount", mobile blog TheUnwired has a new walkthrough of the official Samsung version for the GSM Nexus, along with the new portrait-orientation charging dock with HDMI port. Unlike Verizon's vehicular mounting annex car dock, the Samsung version magically transforms the phone into car mode, with an appropriately rotated launcher, and quick settings buttons in the notification dropdown. You also get easier charging, thanks to the use of the gold charging contacts on the side of the device.
Both docking stations are expected to arrive during the first quarter of the year. More pics can be found over at the source link.
If you're a registered member here at Android Central then you know our forums always have a contest happening. And if you're not registered, well -- now is as good a time as any. This week's winners are as posted after the break, and if you were chosen watch your email as we'll be following up shortly. Stay tuned for more upcoming contests folks. Congrats to this week's winners!
So you found a new Android phone under your tree this year did you? Welcome to the family, we're glad you're here, and you picked the right place to visit. We understand all the options and choices can be a bit overwhelming if you're new to smartphones in general, or switching from another platform. We have you covered, and here's a great set of resources to get you started.
Android forums: Most times the answers you want and need come from people just like you -- Android users. You'll find out forums full of helpful and friendly people, who also know their stuff when it comes to Android devices.
Help and Tips: When your new phone or tablet can do so much, sometimes it's hard to figure out the how and where. These handy tips will get you pointed in the right direction so you can begin to make things you own.
Accessories: Looking for a case to protect your new phone? Or maybe you want a spare battery or a new data cable? We have you covered at the Android Central store.
Applications: Android has about half a million apps, and sorting through them all is impossible. We can help -- we look at more than a few and let you know about the ones we're particularly fond of. Check it out!
And finally, our own forums adviser milominderbinder has the ultimate resource for any Android user in his Getting Started With Android post. It's legendary, and we're darn lucky to have him around. Be sure to have a read -- I promise you'll learn something.
The Android Dictionary: You're going to see a lot of terminology you may not understand, and we've got a great reference here for you. Bookmark this one.
You're in for a treat with your new Android powered device, and you can always count on us to steer you right. Settle in, and enjoy yourselves!