Google I/O 2012: Keynote, Day 1 Recap

Hugo Barra: “Last year we said we crossed the 100m mark in devices. I’m thrilled to announce our latest milestone:400m Android devices.”

That is a amazing feat. A 400% increase from Google I/O 2011. Great job Google.

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be coming in July OTA for ICS compatible devices. It will come with Project Butter UI, Google Now, and richer notifications.

They decided to take two of the same phones one with ICS and the other with JB and recorded them under 300fps. It is amazing to see the speed difference. It seems much more fluid.

In Jelly Bean there are some amazing features such as: Predictive Keyboard, Offline Voice Typing, external Braille support, enhanced camera application, better voice control, and enhanced notification control.

Google Maps has had some minor changes done to it.

“Google Play is also apps — there are over 600k apps in Play.”
“We’ve reached over 20b app installs.”

“Only the new pieces needed. A smart APK update is a third of the size as a typical install.”

The rumors about a Google branded tablet are true. The Nexus 7 will have a 7″ 1280×800 HD display, Tegra 3 processor, a front facing camera (rear facing?), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC chip, along with a 9 hour battery life tested while watching HD video. The Nexus 7 will come in July running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for starting out at $199 for the 8GB version.

One of the new awesome features is that you can watch a movie on your phone and then go to your tablet and pick up where you were. You are also about to do this for any other media such as music and books.

“We’re also adding support for offline support. You can save the data for an entire city offline.”

 “With its gryoscope and accelerometer, the Nexus 7 is a serious gaming device.”

 I am not much of a fan of the Nexus Q mostly because it is just a desktop media player, that connects to your TV, is powered by Android and costs $299.

One thing that I love about it is how it connects your Android devices along with your friends Android devices together at your house.

 

Finally Google released an tablet optimized Google + application. Go and update your application now.

While on the topic of Google + they decided to unveil the Events section on Google +.

 

Yes, those are Google Glasses on parachutists.

They jumped from about and landed on the roof of the Moscone Center.

They talked a lot about Google Glasses. I love it all until they said that they would cost $1,500. That is too much Google.

This year they decided to giveaway a Galaxy Nexus phone, Galaxy Nexus 7 tablet, and a Galaxy Q to all 6,000 attendees.

Comment blow and let me know your thoughts. 

Google Glass

?Chrome for Android

Nexus Q

Nexus 7

Google +

Android 4.1 Jellybean

Source: The Verge

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