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Wait, CES Is Already Over? But Nothing Happened!

Steven Blum

Well, this has got to be the most uneventful CES in recent memory. Besides the real of the Tegra 4, Nvidia's exciting new handheld, and the new Sony Xperia Z, nothing happened. Like, NOTHING.

I know, I know…CES has been in steady decline for years. Still, it was frustrating to see just how little the glittering press releases had to do with reality.

Let's start with Samsung. First off, simply creating a larger TV isn't really all that innovative. Furthermore, we've seen your flexible displays and they're really amazing but when are you actually going to do something with them? Because that would be really nice. But the real icing on the cake has to be the ridiculous Samsung Galaxy S2 PLUS (which I've already ranted about here). Really, Samsung? You're going to release the nearly same phone you released two years ago and still call it a "release"? You are becoming a parody of yourself.

Then there were the i'm watches, an epic waste of money. Android Police called them "a $400 brick of failure that straps to your wrist," and I'd have to say I agree. It's laggy as hell, confusing to use, and the apps don't work. Just buy a phone instead — preferably one that doesn't run Android 1.6.

And all those smart appliances…as if we need a ridiculously-overpriced Android oven. I guess these could best be described as kooky? Not sure. But one thing's for certain: CES is all hot air. No substance. It's become a waste of time.

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  • Dogukan Jan 12, 2013 Link

    Hey you guys didn't even cover "Exynos 5 Octa with ARM big.Little" presentation. Well I though that was pretty cool thing on Samsungs part. Chances are low, but I really want to see the S4 with that. That woul be so great

  • Eric McBride Jan 12, 2013 Link

    Samsungs 8 core processor..yeah..EIGHT CORES....that's kind of a big deal bro. In terms of actual devices it was a bit on the slow side. But on the hardware front, a lot of breakthrough next gen components were introduced.

  • Atlas Jan 12, 2013 Link

    I like the way Samsung will allow you to upgrade your TV to the latest technology by just replacing some part of it.

  • melese taye Jan 14, 2013 Link

    I have samsuna galaxy ace new pone i love it

  • melese taye Jan 14, 2013 Link

    I use the first time so very hope i need new android apps

  • melese taye Jan 14, 2013 Link

    Same times it is very dificalt

  • Mayur Sojitra Jan 16, 2013 Link

    Its little dificult......
    nice post...

  • CJ Brown Jan 16, 2013 Link

    I tell you what ... this was thee smallest C.E.S. & I expect it to get smaller (as in 2 Days vs 4 Days), but @ least 1 day open to Vegas Residents is a plus (do US a solid? Then we will do you a solid!) and I don't think you need a Convention this large (8 football fields in square feet? I think 2 - 3 football fields would do it) ....

    Did anyone miss Microsoft giving off thee opening day speech? (I didn't, although it was lol worthy to see Microsoft sneak in a few minutes during Qualcomm's time on stage). Did anyone notice that Apple has nothing new to show off days later after C.E.S. like they used to? (now that is lol worthy, too) ....

    Did I catch some cool Android based gadgets that I believe need some tweaking (or @ least be available for consumers outside of China)? Absolutely! ... but I think we'll get a better idea on what is "keen in 2013" by the time everyone is attending E3 (& every other Consumer Electronic Convention later this year) ....

    Survey says? OLED Screens on everything (as soon as the price drops)!

    Even AEE - AVN (that's the Porn industry this week for those who don't know) learned to scale back & now it's C.E.S.'s turn!