I/O 2012

Project Glass gets demo product blast at I/O

Project Glass gets demo product blast at I/O

This week the folks at Google dropped quite a few users out of a blimp to land on the Moscone Center for Google I/O wearing Project Glass - then they explained how they did it. This process included several different components that will be much more compact in the future, with the microphone, several sensors, and connections being rather large and bulky right this moment. This process included bicycle flips, running down the side of a building, and a couple more hardcore sports actions, so the glasses were also attached a bit more securely to each users face than they would have been otherwise.

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Google+ pushed to Android tablets and iPad

Google+ pushed to Android tablets and iPad

This week at Google I/O we've gotten our first glimpse at Google+ for tablets, shown as a lovely streaming beast that's looking rather different from any stream we've seen before. This application works in landscape mode primarily - or it was designed to do so, anyway, and is made specifically so that you can stream video with hangouts, first of all. This update brings hangouts to the tablet and makes the interface just as simple and workable as the basic version in the desktop-based app.

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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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