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In Brief: Android-related accessories announced at CES 2014 (Volume 1)

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This edition features smartphone-related products and accessories announced for CES 2014.

In Brief is a compilation of notifications, rumors, and Android-related news tidbits which, for whatever reason, did not end up with a post of its own on HelloAndroid. These are things that we still feel are worth knowing, even if in a passing manner. Consider it a grab-bag of Android goodies. If you have something that you think is worth a mention on HelloAndroid, be sure to reach out to us via our contact page.

For the sake of this article, we will use excerpts from press releases.

HzO Lets You Fully Submerge Your Device In Water With No Ill Effects

hzoHow many times have you dropped a phone in water? A puddle, bucket, bathtub, lake, toilet (don't act like it doesn't happen)... whatever. Phone attracting bodies of water are seemingly everywhere, and unless you're willing to put your phone in a ginormous waterproof case, once that beautiful piece of tech meets the life-affirming liquid substance, it's usually hosed (but sometimes rice can help).

ZTE launching 7-inch ICS tablet, Tegra 3 under the hood

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Now at CES, Nvidia is showing off the tablet, and telling the world that it comes with a 7-inch crisp display with a 1200 x 800 resolution, Tegra 3 processor, and it's rocking on ICS. It also comes with 16GB of internal storage, as well as a MicroSD card slot.

AR.Drone 2.0 Comes With Enhanced Stability, Beams 720p Video, And Makes Piloting Intuitive

droneThe Ar.Drone, an awesome quad-copter by Parrot just got a major upgrade. Parrot has unveiled the Ar.Drone 2.0, which brings many revisions (enhancements) to the original concept.
Here's a look at the Ar.Drone 2.0 in action. Watch it flip!

i’m Watch Makes an Appearance and Waves at CES

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As technology progresses, it's inevitable that it's going to find more and more niche places to insert itself. The smartwatch, in particular, is a product that's had several attempts at consumer adoption with little success. It was either due to price or appearance.

Motorola And Intel Enter Into Strategic Mobile Device Partnership, First Devices Shipping This Summer Or Fall

motintWow - Motorola's Sanjay Jha and Intel just announced that the two companies have entered into a strategic partnership to combine forces to deliver new Medfield-based mobile devices to the US market, with actual devices finalized by this summer, and availability shortly thereafter (subject to carrier approval). This is probably the most exciting thing we've heard all day.

Qualcomm announces new Snapdragon processors for smart TVs, including a 1.5GHz quad-core powerhouse

Qualcomm announced at CES that their new line of Snapdragon processors are powering the Smart TVs at CES, and they're bringing in to full web browsing and access to the latest Android apps, as well as console class gaming.

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What a surprise! Polaroid announces Smart Camera

Now, just when we hear about Kodak going under, it would seem Polaroid is making bids to stay in the photography game. Today, at CES, they announced they would be releasing an Android-powered Smart Camera called the Polaroid SC1630. It will have an HD 16MP camera with 3X optical zoom, touchscreen display and Wi-Fi – making it perfect for the social photographer. Read on past the break for the full press release. No release date has been announced.

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Sony introduces the Xperia S in a nice video

Sony just announced the Xperia S and they now have a great video introducing the features and design behind the new Xperia S. Watch the video, and then tell us if you are interested in this device or not.

Fujitsu Unveils their Waterproof Android Arrows Tablet

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Fujitsu announced their new waterproof Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet yesterday at CES 2012 called the Arrows tablet. This tablet is a 10.1 inch dual core OMAP 4430 tablet with 1 GHz of memory and 1280×800 touchscreen. There is 16GB of onboard memory that can be easily upgraded to 48GB with a 32 GB microSD card.

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