I/O 2012

Nexus Q demonstrated with cloud music and movies

Nexus Q demonstrated with cloud music and movies

This week at Google I/O, a brand new device has been revealed going by the name Nexus Q, a cloud-based system which connects to your sound system, video system, and more, complete with Android. This system is made to bring on the heat for Google Play in many ways more than one, and is connected to everyone in a room at a given time. A couple of folks sitting on the couch can add songs to a list, each of them connecting with their own Android device.

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Nexus 7 priced and dated

Nexus 7 priced and dated

This week the Nexus 7 tablet from Google has been revealed as coming at an amazing $199 including a release date of Mid-July and availability for purchase starting today. This device has a 7-inch HD display, brings on no less than the ultra-powerful NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, and is the first device that will get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. This tablet will likely be shown off later today for participants at Google I/O.

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Google Nexus 7 tablet official

Google Nexus 7 tablet official

This week at Google I/O 2012 the teams of Google and ASUS have revealed the Nexus 7 ASUS tablet - the first official Nexus series Android tablet - with Jelly Bean. This device has 1200 x 800 HD pixels across its face, a Tegra 3 quad-core processor with 12-core GPU from NVIDIA, a front-facing camera (whose specs were not revealed), and a 9 hour battery (video playback). This tablet is 340g light, "fits perfectly in one hand", and "just feels right."

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Google Play gets App Encryption

Google Play gets App Encryption

App Encryption has been introduced for Google Play and Android - a device encryption key has been introduced here so that hacking will, if Google has their way, become a thing of the past. In addition to this, updates to apps will now only include the parts of the APK that have changed - that's a much smaller download when it comes down to it. These features will be handled automatically with Google for Gingerbread and above.

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Google Now boosts events and planning for Android

Google Now boosts events and planning for Android

This week Android 4.1 Jelly Bean recieved an update inside itself, that being Google Now - this update works with Google Maps, Navigation, and more, to bring you updated information about everything around you. This update works with Appointments to bring you to the bus that's closest, tells you how long it'll be to walk, how long the bus will take, and everything in-between. Flights are included - status, terminal, and delays.

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Jelly Bean issues new NFC and Notification features

Jelly Bean issues new NFC and Notification features

This week we've got a whole bunch of updates to the Android system with no less than two big updates to the elements that are already powerful on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich system. One of the changes included in the NFC world is an update to Android Beam - here in this update we're a able to easily transfer not just photos and app suggestions, but videos as well!

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Jelly Bean boosts homescreen workability

Jelly Bean boosts homescreen workability

This week Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was introduced at Google I/O 2012, with a full update of your homescreen interface. This update will increase your ability to move elements around in several ways, with automatic moving of icons when they're in the way, automatic resizing of widgets when they do not fit, and pushes back and forth in a much easier way. This update will come to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus first, and will be pushed ot the rest of the Android world soon.

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean revealed at I/O 2012

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean revealed at I/O 2012

This week Hugo Barra stepped on stage for Google and started to bring on the fire to exactly what Google pushed last year: momentum, mobile, and more - and Jelly Bean. This update was touted as the next generation of Android in that it'll take what they'd revealed thus far, bumping it up just a bit more for the integrated Android experience.

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Google I/O 2012 t-shirt code broken instantly

Google I/O 2012 t-shirt code broken instantly

The developer conference known as Google I/O that's going on this week at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, is home to several traditions, one of which is now de-coding the official t-shirt given out to all attendees. As it turns out, this year's shirt is not only super-fashionable, it's also displaying a bit of actual coding language on the butt. This code runs a string of commands and rules that creates a fun little bit of digital excellence right inside the Google universe, and it's all so simple.

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Google I/O 2012: We’re here!

Google I/O 2012: We’re here!

It's time again for Google's own developer conference, and SlashGear is here to bring you the whole set of events as they happen. We'll be bringing you everything from Android to Chrome as an operating system to Chrome as a browser and back again, and right from the show floor as we do it. The big events begin tomorrow morning, bright and early, and they last all week long!

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Android Jelly Bean statue appears at Googleplex [UPDATE]

Android Jelly Bean statue appears at Googleplex [UPDATE]

Less than 24 hours before the biggest Google developer event of the year, Google I/O 2012, over at the Googleplex the newest Android software version has been revealed: Jelly Bean. Just as suspected due to leaks, tips, and the fact that each of the treats thus far have been alphabetically inserted, Jelly Bean will come right after the update that's live now: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Now we've just got to figure out what version number this treat corresponds with, and of course what the actual software updates will be.

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