Hope you have seen the live preview; the first day of that Great Developer Conference was yesterday. Yeah we are talking about Google I/O 2012 which is conducted all over the world but globally in San Francisco, California. This awesome event has duration of 3 days differing from last year’s. We had shared our expectations and anticipated launches about Google I/O 2012 last day and now, it’s the time to have a roundup on Google I/O’s First Day.
I think this I/O Conference is a big rival to Apple and other Gadget Manufacturers because Google has concentrated in all related topics through this conference such that to make their all products and services to high quality. Yesterday’s I/O event had included Google Glasses (aka Project Glasses), Nexus 7 Tablet PC and a lot more. Needless to say that all products/services announced yesterday were awesome. And I think that Google have made their reply to Apple’s announcements and launches in last WWDC where they had shown off iOS 6 and New Macbooks. Anyway here, you can get a brief overview of Google I/O 2012’s first day and announcements made there.
Nexus 7 Tablet
Nexus 7 is the first tablet PC by Google. Even there is a lot of Tablet PCs working on Google’s mobile platform, through Nexus 7, the tech giant had made their footstep to the world of Tablet Computing. Of course Nexus 7 is an opponent to Amazon Kindle fire and so Nexus 7 Tablet costs $200. The device is running on latest version of Android which is named as Android Jelly Bean (v4.1). And if you are buying this tablet, you will also get a Google Play credit of $25 which can be used for gathering premium apps from Google Play Store.
Another noticeable feature in Nexus 7 tablet is the presence of Google Now or able to be known as ‘Google Version of SIRI’. Customizable Homescreens, Upgraded Notifications, Better Speech-to-text dictation and a lot of nice updates are coming with Nexus 7 Tablet. Nexus 7 is a true competitor to Kindle Fire while considering its specifications and features too. Its sure that Nexus 7 is a great Tablet PC with specifications and features as follows. As Google says A 12?core GPU delivers rich and immersive graphics while patented 4-PLUS-1(tm) CPU design gives you processing power when you need it. Totally the device consist of 14 Cores.
Screen: 7-Inch, 1280*800 Pixels
Processor: Quad Core Nvidia Tegra 3
Operating System: Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
RAM: 1 GB
Flash Memory Storage: 8GB / 16 GB
Camera: 1.2 MP (Front Facing)
Price: $200 for 8 GB Version, $250 For 16 GB Version
Battery Life: Upto 8 Hours
Other: NFC, GPS, Microphone, Gyroscope.
And as reported earlier, Google Chrome will be the default web browser in Nexus 7. And Nexus 7 will have modified interface with larger icons and several new Google Play. The device will be also able to Nexus Q, which is the First Social Streaming Service cum Music Service from Google.
Google Play Gets More
Another update was acquired by Google Play Store. Because it has extended the content availability by including a little bit more to their collection. So now you can purchase TV Shows, Movies and Magazines via Google Play Store. Users will be able to get magazines issue by issue or to purchase whole subscription pack. And as a starting, many top magazines will provide their 14 day free trial for Google Play users.
They have included some updates for Apps too. Now you will have to download only new files instead of download the whole package while trying to update an existing application. Even it is majorly helping developers, users with slow internet will be happy since they can rid of tight data limits. And App Encryption and Messaging service have been also updated.
Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
The latest version of Android OS is now live through Google I/O 2012. Like its other versions, Android 4.1 is dubbed as Jelly Bean. Jelly Bean is a powerful, fluid, and more responsive Operating System from Google. And lots of incremental updates have been acquired by Android 4.1. Special Thanks for Butter Project.
Jelly Bean has acquired some awesome enhancements. Home screen customization is now much easier when offline voice support is added to it. And a Google version of SIRI is also added to Android 4.1 dubbed as Google Now. And when analyzing its features its sure that the Google Now is enough to compete with Apple’s SIRI. We will have a huge discussion about it very soon.
It’s a technically new gadget in tech world. It is a black and ball shaped with an ARM Processor with a multicolored light up strip. By the way, it’s the first social music streaming service cum an awesome music related service from Google.
Users can hook up Android Mobile Devices and Tabs to Nexus Q and it can play contents of those devices through a Television, Computer, or a Speaker System. This gadget set costs $300 and users can order it now and will be reaching them within two or three weeks.
The next update was related to Google+ which celebrates its 1st birthday today. And the new feature is named Google+ Events. Users can set up time and dates and events in your Google+ along with the help of Google Calendar. And so easily manage parties and special occasions with help of Google+. Related to this, a feature named ‘Party Mode’ is also announced with which participants in a party can automatically upload their photos into the Event Page of Google+.
Google Glasses aka Project Glasses had done a amazing effect yesterday. Google Co-Founder Sergy Brin started a Live Google+ Hangout with a group of skydivers who were wearing Google Glasses. The skydivers had jumped from a plane and land on the top of Moscone Centre (The building where I/O was being held).
After showing some biking, repelling, and acrobatic activities, a pair of Google Glasses was delivered to Google Co-Founder. He included that I/O Attendees can pre-order a prototype Project Glass Testing Unit for $1500. And sadly, no details on a consumer launch were disclosed in that launch.
Today’s awesomeness event is over and we will be back tomorrow to provide you more details on Google I/O and activities done there. And so you can soon expect some articles on trending announcements of Google I/O 2012.