Android tablets demonstrate the robustness of Android for different screen sizes, but it's those many screen sizes that contribute to the system's biggest problem: fragmentation. It's hard enough to adapt apps and games and software to different-sized phones, let alone across phones, tablets and computers. And the recent slow start for Windows 8 shows the difficulty of using the same software across computers and mobile devices. Keep it CNET for all the first news, videos and previews from Google I/O, including the very latest on Key Lime Pie and possibly a new Nexus 7 tablet. In the meantime, hit play to see the hottest features we want from Key Lime Pie.
Speaking of Android outside of phones, Google is also said to be in the race with Apple and Samsung to build an 'iWatch' smart watch, botanical illustration line drawing - magnolia iphone case Would you buy an Android laptop, or should the lime-green robot stick to phones? Can Android work across phones and tablets and computer screens? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook wall, Samsung could launch 'Android Book' laptops in the next few months, according to industry experts, Android laptops -- what will they think of next? So-called 'Android Book' laptops could be with us in the next few months, with Samsung reportedly looking to get a headstart on the next generation of Google software..
Nokia has been hyping the event in advance with an ad on U.K. TV that promises a new Lumia with extreme close-up shots that focus on the device's camera. Perhaps this is a signal we will finally see Nokia release a Windows Phone version of the 808 PureView, a Symbian phone from 2012 with a 41-megapixel sensor. Although Nokia's subsequent Windows Phones have used some of the PureView technology from that phone, none of them has featured such a high megapixel count. Other possibilities include a tablet, which Nokia has said many times it is working on, or a straightforward rehash of the Lumia 928 which is currently only for Verizon in the U.S., focused on the rest of the world.
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Samsung hasn't made an official announcement about any of the rumoured spin-offs to the S4, but hints are popping up all over the show in leaked photos and listings for the purported new phones. First up is the rumoured S4 Mini. Last year's mini version of the S3, the S3 Mini, kicked off the whole spin-off saga. And a Chinese phone fan going by the name of PunkPanda has now snapped several pictures of what is claimed to be the S4 Mini. The Mini is set to be a smaller 4.3-inch version of the S4, with sadly stripped-down specs -- a dual-core 1.6GHz processor and 8-megapixel camera -- but, fingers crossed, similarly cut-down price.