CES 2016: Android and Google News





CES 2016 is in full swing right now in Las Vegas and Android news is dropping fast. I’ll be combing through the info and updating this post throughout the day. So just tap refresh occasionally and see what’s new.

Acer

Acer Iconia One 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acer announced the new Iconia One 8 (B1-850). The device is an 8-inch tablet aimed at novice Android users, kids, or your coffee table for use by the whole family. This is a budget tablet with a price tag starting at $99.99 and will be available in February. Spec highlights: Android 5.1 Lollipop, MediaTek quad-core processor, 1GB DDR3L RAM, 16GB internal storage, 5MP Rear camera, 2MP front camera, Micro SD card slot for expansion to 128GB.


Archos

Archos announced two new lines of budget friendly Android phones today. ARCHOS Power and ARCHOS Cobalt

Archos Power phones
ARCHOS Power

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ARCHOS 40 Power 3G smartphone will be available in May for 49.99€. Spec highlights: 4-inch display, Android 5.1 Lollipop, SC7731C Cortex A-7 @ 4×1.2GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 8GB internal storage that is expandable to 64GB via Micro SD card, 5MP rear and 2MP front cameras, and a 1900 mAH removable battery. No LTE here.

The ARCHOS 50 Power 4G/LTE capable smartphone will be available in May for 129.99€. Spec highlights: 5-inch display, Android 5.1 Lollipop, MTK6735 Quad core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage that is expandable to 64GB via Micro SD card, 13MP rear and 2MP front cameras, and a 4000 mAH removable battery.

ARCHOS Cobalt
ARCHOS Cobalt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ARCHOS 50 Cobalt 4G/LTE smartphone will be available in April for 99€. Spec highlights: 5-inch display, Android 5.1 Lollipop, Mediatek MT6535P ARM Cortex A-53 @ 1.0GHz x 4 processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage that is expandable to 64GB via Micro SD card, 8MP rear and 2MP front cameras, and a 2000 mAH non-removable battery.

The ARCHOS 55 Cobalt Plus 4G/LTE smartphone will be available in April for 149€. Spec highlights: 5.5-inch display, Android 5.1 Lollipop, Mediatek MT6735P ARM Cortex A-53 @ 4 x 1.0GHz processor, 2 GB RAM, 16GB internal storage that is expandable to 64GB via Micro SD card, 13MP rear and 2MP front cameras, and a 2700 mAH non-removable battery.

See the full Archos press release and spec sheet here.



Asus

ZenFone Zoom image

 

 

 

 

 

Asus announced that the ZenFone Zoom will finally be coming to market North America after spending a year in development since its original announcement at CES 2015. This is great for you photo enthusiasts out there that want the best possible camera on your phone without sacrificing specs elsewhere on the device. The ZenFone Zoom will be available from B&H Photo on February 1st. Spec highlights: 5.5-inch display; 2.5 GHz Intel Atom Z3590 Processor; 4GB RAM; 64 GB internal storage with expandable storage up to 128GB via microSD card; 13MP rear camera (f/2.7-f/4.8) with dual flash, laser auto-focus, 3x Optical Zoom, and optical image stabilization; and 3000 mAH non-removable battery.

Source: Asus



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