Google has partnered with ASUS, Haier and Hisense to bring four new budget priced Chromebooks to the market. Prominent among these is the ASUS Chromebook Flip, which is a convertible device that can transform into a tablet or a fully functioning notebook on your call. Read more
TV manufacturer Haier may be a mainstay in many living rooms out there, but it is using CES to introduce itself and its brand into the Android world by launching its HXT 3D Smart TVs. The special line of TVs will arrive in a super slim profile, but come packing a major punch featuring a built-in quad-core Snapdragon processor and operated by the latest version of Jelly Bean (Android 4.2). Additionally, the television will also feature a specialized WiFi Direct QWERTY remote, giving users of the device all sorts of additional functionality and umph.
Unfortunately, Haier is staying mum on how much the Android-powered TV set will cost or when it will be available, but we suspect that both will be known sooner than later.
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Haier of China has announced the HaiPad, which is a 7-inch tablet that has a WCDMA radio for phone calls and texting. It will run Android 2.2 Froyo that has been customized by DianXin. Other features include an 800MHz processor, dual camera, 802.11 b/g WiFi, and Bluetooth 2.1.
It will come in 5 colors and will cost 3,299 RMB ($500). We expect availablity in August.