Song Search appears on Android

Jelly Bean's Sound Search feature now available rootfree on ICS

Everyone has used Shazam or Soundhound to find out what the great song on the radio is. But now Google is wanting you to not use those and use their own.

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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. Continue reading

Google selling Galaxy Nexus no contract

Google is now selling their popular Galaxy Nexus device, no contract straight through themselves. It comes completely unlocked and will work on pretty much every provider including AT&T, T-Mobile and others. It will come pre-loaded with Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest update, and has the Android Marketplace, which holds as  many apps as you can think.  Continue reading

Google+ got Plastic Surgery, comes out looking Fresh

Google’s own social networking experiment, Google+, got updated today with a new shiny UI. Instead of featuring a bar on top with quick links to certain area’s (Circles, photos, hangouts, etc) they are now on a beautiful ribbon on the left side of the screen.

Here is a Video of Google showing this new ribbon off!

You can drag these “apps” up and down on the ribbon to arrange them in the way you would like to, when you hover over these apps it shows quick links to certain abilities related. Like when you hover over the “Photos” you have a button to upload from there, and also straight from a phone. “Taken together, these powers make it easier to access your favorites, and to adjust your preferences over time. We’ve also built the ribbon with the future in mind, giving us an obvious (and clutter-free) space for The Next Big Feature, and The Feature After That. So stay tuned.” (Google Official Blog)

Your profile also got a nice upgrade, seemingly using a design from Facebook’s own timeline, you have a cover photo which lays underneath your profile photo. Then the posts and all of that fun stuff runs down the left side of your profile and has friends on the right.

Google is trying to make Google+ the easiest to use site for social networking, and this is a step forward, but not yet a step past Facebook. This is a fantastic new update to a Networking site that really needs to find it’s niche to keep growing in.

Source: Official Google Blog

Google Testing New HUD Glasses

Project Glass is Google’s latest piece of technology they are going to push. There is not much information out there right now, but Google has released a video which shows Project Glasses coolest features. It looks fantastic and very futuristic. Check out the video here:

 

I know I’ll be saving up for one when it gets released, how about you guys?