Top Digital Life videos of 2011

25 Dec 2011

Take a look at some of the top video news and reviews from Digital Life this year.

Mobile dominated 2011 with a multitude of new smartphones released throughout the year. The iPhone 4S appeared much later than expected, and while its identical design to the iPhone 4 disappointed some, the device still became the fastest-selling iPhone yet.

There were plenty of new Android devices from manufacturers such as Samsung, HTC and Sony Ericsson, ranging from budget devices to multimedia powerhouses. The release of Ice Cream Sandwich at the end of the year has brought a much more mature OS which could lead to plenty of great smartphones in the new year.

Microsoft has been working away to make Windows Phone much more competitive and many of Mango’s features aim to close the gap against iOS and Android. All eyes will be on Nokia next year to see if it can rise from the brink of death with Windows Phone as its primary OS.

This year was a bit quieter for gaming hardware, after Sony and Microsoft launched the PlayStation Move and Kinect respectively last year. The most notable launch was that of the Nintendo 3DS, though it appears to be struggling in the consumer market. That said, it does have Nintendo’s gaming strength behind it, so perhaps we’ll get a better indication of its future as its game library grows throughout 2012.

Tablets were also a major focus in 2011, though none seemed to topple the iPad of its crown. We also caught Intel’s PC guru Mooly Eden talking about where the PC experience was heading at CES 2011 in January.

CES 2011: John Kennedy reports from the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

John Kennedy reports from the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

Sony Ericsson launches new Xperia range

Sony Ericsson launches new Xperia range

Review – iPad 2

Review – Apple iPad 2

Review – Nintendo 3DS

Review – Nintendo 3DS

Review – Samsung Galaxy S II

Review – Samsung Galaxy S II 

Review – Motorola Xoom

Reviewed – Motorola Xoom

Review – iPhone 4S

Reviewed – Apple iPhone 4S

Review – HTC Titan

Digital Christmas: Review – HTC Titan

Review – Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Digital Christmas: Review – Samsung Galaxy Nexus