If you are as big a geek as I am, then you probably find yourself consumed by gadget envy at least 2-3 times a year — usually around a certain “fruit” company’s announcements, or, as was the case last week, the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. This year’s CES could easily have been dubbed the “Android Electronics Show”, as Google’s operating system was literally everywhere. Almost every major, and minor, hardware manufacturer had some new piece of electronics sporting the Android OS. It’s no secret that I am very excited by the Android platform, and personally have 4 Android-powered phones, as well as 2 Samsung Galaxy Tabs and a Google TV around the house. So, all of the excitement of CES was even more exaggerated for me — to the point where Stephanie was quickly annoyed with my constant “ooooh, look at that!” proclamations at each live-streamed press conference.
I love my Galaxy Tab, but I am also eagerly awaiting some of the other new tablets. This is going to be a slugfest for sure. (more…)