CES 2013: Top Android Stories

The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is now over. Here are our picks of top Android stories from CES 2013 from around the web:

Pantech Discover: At $49 Will Challenge Similarly Specced Galaxy S3
AT&T has announced a new smart phone, called the Pantech Discover, with high-end internals but a cheap upfront cost. The Discover features many of the same specifications that are also in the Galaxy S3.
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Sony Xperia Z and ZL: Two Phones Worth Getting Excited About
Last year Sony kept finding itself behind the curve with Android phones. The new Xperia Z and ZL are the company’s attempt to break that trend. These two phones basically check off every box a spec-hungry geek could want and then some. It’s hard to say which of these phones is the flagship since their similarities vastly outweigh their differences.

ZTE Announces World Debut of the Thinnest 5.0 FHD Quad-core Smartphone Grand S
ZTE Corporation announced the world debut of the ZTE Grand S – 5.0 FHD LTE. As the flagship handset in ZTE’s high-end Grand Series line of products, the ZTE Grand S is the company’s first FHD smartphone and the world’s thinnest within 5 inch FHD quad-core smartphones, enabled by the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. Developed by ZTE, the ultrathin body and high definition display of the ZTE Grand S offer consumers the latest in style, quality and functionality.

Archos debuts four new tablets at CES 2013, dubbed the Titanium line
In Archos’ ongoing initiative to create way, way more tablets than anyone else, the company this morning unveiled four new tablets in what it’s calling the “Titanium” line (not to be confused with the Platinum line, of course). That name doesn’t refer to the actual materials these tablets are made of, but rather their tech prowess — all four feature high-def IPS capacitive multi-touch screens with dual-core 1.6GHz CPUs and an unnamed quad-core GPU, running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Samsung to offer LTE-enabled Galaxy Note 10.1 for Verizon
The Galaxy Note 10.1 was announced at Mobile World Congress last year, and while it’s been around for quite some time, it’s great to see it finally land on a carrier with 4G connectivity. While one could say that the Galaxy Note 10.1 is just a ten inch tablet with a stylus, owners of the device would beg to differ. With multi-windows support and other Samsung features out the wazoo, the Galaxy Note 10.1 is a productivity machine that has loads of features and great hardware.