While the world did not end as speculated, the year 2012 was marked by a series of events that are sure to shape the future of tech as we know it. We witnessed healthy rivalry amongst brands when it came to dishing out gadgets, a multitude of smartphones and tablets flooded the market and there was also a dash of drama as Apple and Samsung were embroiled in patent wars and continued public mudslinging. Another big launch this year came from software giant Microsoft, as it introduced the much anticipated Windows 8 with touch UI. This also ushered in a whole new wave of hybrids to make the most of it.
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