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The Android operating system of Google has played a huge role in CES 2012 that got over yesterday at Las Vegas. This platform is appearing on smartphones, tablets, MP3 players, gaming headsets, cameras and televisions. The device makers are using the Android platform for various devices mainly to create a network of connected products that is supported by online sync and storage.
Lenovo and Acer made use of CES 2012 to announce the new cloud services with both of them depending on Android based products. With these technologies, one day when you reach your home with your Android device, all the items will have a computer within them and you can control them as such.
Here are the highlights of Android invasion at CES 2012.
Several smartphones were there at CES 2012 like Pantech Burst, Samsung Galaxy Note, Huawei Ascend P1, Motorola Droid 4 and more. But two of the most interesting ones are the Samsung Galaxy Note and LG Spectrum. Both the devices work on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread but soon they will receive the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade.
Tablets are gaining more and more popularity and especially when they are with Android they are big. Various companies like Toshiba, Samsung, Acer and Asus have started introducing their slates. An interesting release is the water-resistant tablet known as Pantech Element. And the Lenovo IdeaTab K2, a quad core tablet.
Sensics, displayed its head mounted SmartGoogles headset at the CES 2012. This headset or gaming helmet is powered by Android and it can be paired with any smartphone, tablet, console and PC.
Lot of manufacturers announced the Google TV with HDTV a modified software of Google that merges both the broadcast of web based video and television. But Lenovo gave a surprise with the K91 SmartTV powered by the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
Inclusion of cameras in devices like tablets and smartphones has become a routine now and Polaroid makes it different but including a smartphone to a camera. The company's Smart Camera has been introduced at CES this year. Though the version of Android that it runs is not known, it is expected to get the ICS update when it launches.