This week, mashable.com reported on the 5 big consumer tech trends at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). These include:
Dual-Core Smartphones: LG and Motorola announced that they will introduce phones that run 1GHz dual-core processors as smartphones take a major leap in power and functionality. Users are demanding more and more multitasking capabilities from their handheld devices.
Android: The best devices at the show all ran on Google's Android Operating System platform. Companies like Samsung, Motorola and LG see Android as the industry's only alternative to Apple.
Seeking the iPad Challenger: 2011 will be the year of the tablet as companies rush to find a competitor for Apple's iPad. The Motorola Xoom has emerged as the best option to give Apple a run for the money.
TVs Get Smart: New TVs revealed this year can connect to the web and run apps. But will people really use their TVs to browse videos on YouTube?
Apple Casts a Giant Shadow: Although Apple does not attend CES, they still try to steal the spotlight. This year, Apple launched the Mac App Store and announced the Verizon iPhone at venues other than CES.
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