Android Blitzkrieg: Tracking the upcoming new product announcements
With the Labor Day weekend having just wrapped up here in the States, there is a sense of change in the air. If you’re a student or a parent of said student, school is back in session. If you’re the outdoorsy type, summer (a favorite season for some of you) is coming to a close, and autumn (a favorite season for some of us) is about to begin in earnest.
If you’re more of the gadget geek-type (or if you fall into several of these categories, like moi), then Labor Day also signifies the unofficial kickoff to the largest new product announcement season of the calendar year. The primary reason for this timing is due to the holiday season quickly approaching, and manufacturers want to time the market’s lathering for this new wave of products in conjunction with the busiest shopping season of the year.
All that said, this week will begin a full spectrum of product announcements, for both Android and Apple. Trying to keep track of these independently can make your head spin, so we at AndroidGuys have consolidated these disparate announcements into one page, with links to more detail for each of these if you’re so interested. Should be fun trying to stay productive at work while following all this!
Wed. Sept. 4th. @ IFA-Germany
- Samsung: Gear Smartwatch and Note 3 Phablet.
- Sony: Z1 (“Honami”) Phone and QX Modular Camera Lens | OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
- LG: 8.3 G Tablet.
- Archos: YE-2013 Phone and Tablet lineup.
Fri. Sept. 6 @ Santa Monica
- Amazon: Next Gen Kindle Fire Tablets
Tues. Sept. 10th @ San Fransisco
- Apple: Next iPhone (Gotta keep tabs on the Cupertino folks)
That’s quite a list, and we’re sure to see more announcements. Check back as we’ll update this with the respective unveilings and anything else that slipped through the cracks!