Saturday, December 31, 2011
The 2011 Gadget of The Year
After considering many test units, reviews and user ratings I have decided on the one tech device that I feel is worthy of the Geno's Gadget of The Year badge. I considered tablets, notebook computers, smartphones and many other types of beloved tech, but one device stood out as really having shook things up in the tech world.
Smartphones are probably the most aggressive tech segment with an increase in users over the last year it's absolutely staggering. Now with over 91 million smartphone users in the US, its no surprise that a smartphone takes top spot. There is no denying that 2011 has been the year of the smartphone, arguably one platform in particular. The Android platform represents 47 percent of the US smartphone market share, with iOS (Apple iPhone) at around 29 percent and RIM (Blackberry) at over 16 percent respectively. Google's Android OS has shot to the top seemingly overnight and the surge has shown no sign of letting up any time soon. This is mostly due to the always entertaining, multitasking, large screened, super slim pocket computers like our Gadget of The Year winner.
Geno's Gadget of the year is the Samsung Galaxy S II. The stylish 4.5 inch Super AMOLED screen, Dual-Core processor, 4G SUPERPHONE is the best of the best. It has won over the hearts of smartphone users all over the world, even convincing smartphone users from other platforms to switch sides from iOS and other smartphone manufacturers.(Samsung Commercial link here) It sports intuitive features like NFC, split-screen e-mail viewing, DLNA, home screen folders for organizing your apps, utilities and favorite places to visit on your phone as well as helpful widgets that integrate cloud services, social networking and multimedia. This phone is the REAL DEAL and it sets a high bar for manufacturers of future handsets to reach as smartphones evolve into the next phase of must-have technology.
What was your favorite tech of 2011? Was it a smartphone or some other form of technology? Have you seen Samsung's latest ad campaign and do you think the Galaxy S 2 is a major player or major hype. Please share your thoughts below in the comments. Happy New Year!
Via: MSNBC and comSCORE