Upcoming events and announcements: your guide to fall 2012 in tech

Upcoming events and announcements: your guide to fall 2012 in tech
The long summer days might have calmed you down and with no huge announcements in the past couple of months, you might be getting bored of lawsuits and legal scuffle - where’s all that exciting tech we’re waiting for? Don’t worry, before August is over, new technology will start pouring down on you in amounts you’d find hard to digest.

The silence will end abruptly with a brand new phablet - the 5.5-inch Galaxy Note II on Wednesday, and the thunderstorm of new announcements will rage in as the IFA show kicks off on Friday. After that, Nokia and Motorola will fight for the limelight in early September, just before Apple captures the eyes of the world a week later. 

Notably missing are LG and HTC, but while both haven't yet announced anything, they will be at the IFA Berlin show and might quietly bring new devices then. We've heard it on the tech grapevine that LG is working on a monster quad-core Snapdragon S4 phone and HTC preparing a bumped up One X, all devices we're eagerly looking forward to.

Check how the big tech companies will fight for your attention in the coming weeks and months, and don’t forget to let us know - who you think will win?

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33 Comments

1. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Can't wait for the surface

3. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yes I am also waiting to see what the Surface will be like.

6. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

i more concerned about the pricing for a core i5 model since I want x86 apps. i hope $600 at max and with Graphic Card and memory options... :/

9. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I think these are going to be about that price you stated. I really don't think Windows is going to get themselves out of the tablet game by charging a ridiculous price. I think they want to compete with the best from both Android & Apple. I really think the Surface tablets should be on par with the prices already established by BOTH Android & Apple. To me $499.99 to $599.99 should be golden.

10. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Wonder how the AMD-powered models will come in as, especially with the integrated CPU/GPU A-series processors... I'd love an A8 with Radeon HD7K graphics with 4-8GB RAM with a 12" 1080p screen, especially if it came in between $500-800, with another $50-100 for an attachable keyboard a la Surface. Nothing against Intel, I like the compactness and effectiveness of the A-series; cheaper too

24. ObjectivismFTW

Posts: 211; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

I'd say it's going to be a little while before we see AMD APUs with 7-series graphics coming to surface. The latest offerings offer 6-series graphics I think... And Trinity A-10 Offers 6970ish graphics(which aren't bad) but are not of the caliber of 28nm Pitcarin or Tahiti. EDIT: I actually just saw the A8 with 7K graphics o_0 .. Nevertheless, I think that surface will learn more towards the Intel side ( I think the surface pro has an i5 ?)

27. tegradragon

Posts: 68; Member since: May 23, 2012

OMG it feels like its Christmas! :D

2. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

What about the new Nexus launch? Aren't there any news about that? It should be in October/November timeframe.

4. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

I know what you mean, supposedly they are talking about multiple Nexus devices this year. I wonder what that is going to be like? Who will make the best Nexus if that pans out, is yet to be seen.

7. Victor.H

Posts: 1079; Member since: May 27, 2011

No news on the Nexus yet! Actually, we're also looking forward to it, but so far, we've only heard that Google might have not one but many vendors all building their own 2012 Nexus. So we might have Nexuses/Nexi :) Let's see how it pans out, though!

23. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

I was just hoping you had some information about it, cause it looks like this year they are keeping a tad mor secret than the previous years. I hope there will be some more information soon as it´s one of the event the android fans are waiting for. Thanks for answering!

5. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

the next nexus won't be out this year? :( i was hoping for another set of Nexi phones. Nokia Lumia Announcement and the Surface's Pricing is what I am looking forward to. I considered waiting for the iPhone but then again I told myself "if you did want it, would you spend at least $800 for it?" then I said NO. lol.

8. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

LG Optimus G FTW~~!!

11. sudhar131998

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

hey what happened to the new generation ipod touch? wasn't it supposed to be announced along with the iphone and ipad?

12. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

hey..I was also thinking about the next ipod touch..waiting to buy my first apple device(I actually hate apple but want to try my hands at them)

14. SteveWozzENIAC

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

Man...how and WHY can you hate a company ? Because of what ???

16. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Maybe it's their overpriced devices. Or possibly their manipulation of the patent system to slow innovation.

18. SteveWozzENIAC

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

So you hate Mercedes ? BMW ? Bang & Olyfsen because of their "expensive" products ? I am not mocking you ...i am just curious.

22. true1984

Posts: 869; Member since: May 23, 2012

yeah but they dont sue other car companies for having similar designs like round corners

30. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

Sorry man..I am no hardcore fanboy and don't have the required ability to fight with you..

31. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

By the way..I Hate ShEePs tOo!!!

17. JessJess unregistered

You hate them before actually trying any of their devices? Sounds fair :S

13. SteveWozzENIAC

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

i Want an iPhone (5) and a MS Surface !

15. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I would love to see a competitively priced Surface around $200-$300.

19. Atlas

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

This will come in handy over the next few days

20. Atlas

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

Plus I might get the Xperia Tablet and a W8 phone

25. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i wonder what will kinlde's OS gonna be? another android base? what if they team up with linux foundation and make an OS for themselves? but i think if RIM is for sale... amazon should buy them.. just my thought...

26. asdfasdfasdf123

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

well Nexuses are typically released about every 11 months

28. gameday78

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

all of these rumors are chasing people away from buying a new phone... What gives anyone the right to keep passing these along. I was watching my local news and they were talking about it like its set in stone and i know customers are buying into it. so if sept comes and we dont have an iphone launch they are gona freak out... please stop spreading this crap till u know or hear anything from apple. fyi the world will end in dec i read it online!

29. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

where's the next nexus phone?

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