We eagerly await each Google I/O as it usually brings some exciting new development for Android and Google’s other projects. Except this year things will probably be different – the schedule is out and it shows that the keynotes that usually span two days have been cut down to a single 3 hour session.
Last year at Google I/O was announced along with Google Glass and the ill fated Nexus Q.
With Glass launching recently, we guess it will be part of the keynote. But we doubt Google will cram in a groundbreaking phone like the rumored Motorola X in what time remains.
Will we at least see a new version of Android? And if yes, how significant will it be – Android 4.2 brought some cool improvements over 4.1 but it’s still labeled Jelly Bean as the changes weren’t that big.
We’ll have our answer in a couple of weeks – the Google I/O keynote starts at 9am on May 15.
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We are still in December but Google has already announced the dates for the next year’s Google I/O event, which will be taking place in the Moscone Center West in San Francisco from May 15 to 17, 2013.
If you’re not aware of Google I/O, it’s Google’s developer event where developers from around the world come together to check out the new stuff Google has in store for them, attend all the training sessions and interact with other developers.
This is also when Google usually announces the next version of its Android operating system. If the past events are any indications we will likely be seeing Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie being announced at this event, along with updates to Google’s other services and devices.
Google will be announcing the registration details in February 2013 for those who are interested in attending these events.
The Nexus 7 Google’s first tablet, is just about to hit the US markets. The slate is available on the Office Depot website and the seller promises to bring it to your doorstep in 3-5 business days.
There’s a small chance that this might be an error or a simple publicity stunt by the retailer, as other stores still list the Google Nexus 7 as unavailable and Google’s own page says shipping soon. Still four days from now would be July 16, which aligns nicely with the mid-July release promised at the Galaxy Nexus 7 announcement event.
The 16GB Nexus 7 version is to costs 250$ and as you probably know, it comes with 25$ of credit to spend it at the Google Play Store. Unfortunately, it’s up to two slates per customer.
The Nexus 7 officially comes to life with his induction last night during the Google I / O. A device running Android, and necessarily in its upcoming version, namely 4.1 Jelly Bean who adopts a 7-inch format. Its touch screen displays of 1280 x 800 of resolution, the basic definition of bars 10.1-inch Android launched since last year.
Under the slab, the IPS technology still lies a quad-core processor Nvidia Tegra 3 T30L clocked at 1.2 GHz, RAM 1 GB, 8 or 16 GB of storage capacity and an NFC chip. Beyond the sharing of information between two NFC devices instantly, Google will likely push down, and on any screen mobile, his wallet for contactless payment. A 1.2 megapixel webcam live front and Google ignores the sensor photo-video backbone. The company claims a battery life of between 8 and 9 hours of high definition video playback and a micro-USB port acts as a main connector. Google continues it in its new approach to the closed memory, with the removal of the microSD slot.
And ultimately, this slate looks almost feature for feature to the Asus M370T who had disappeared from circulation in recent months. Additional data with this Nexus 7, weighs 340 grams and has wireless connectivity Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi b / g / n.
Google Nexus 7 tablet goes on sale in mid-July but is already pre-order for several countries (the U.S., UK, Australia, Canada), the indicative rates of 199$ for the 8GB version and 249$ in 16 GB The Nexus 7 is also accompanied with a good 25$ in the box to be use on the Google Play Store, which now offers games and videos for rental and purchase.
Google launches the assault on the Amazon Kindle Fire, positioned on the same rates and also on the consumption of any kind of content.
Mozilla is preparing something big, according to their Twitter account they teasing a major Firefox update on Android. At least that’s what it looks like.
There is no room to know what the ‘something BIG’ part might be, but judging from the not so many Firefox goodies the browser has seen on Android, it’s safe to assume the announcement is in this ballpark.
As you know, tomorrow is the Google I/O conference, so it’s highly probable Mozilla will make its announcement there. This might be a bit awkward however, if Google is to announce its Chrome browser as the default from Jelly Bean 4.1 onward.
Source : Twitter
We’re a few days ahead of the Google I/O Conference. Google has just let the name of the next Android release slip. As expected, it’s going to be called Jelly Bean and will carry the 4.1 version number.
The leaked information can currently be easely seen on the US Play Store when you’re going to purchase a Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ smartphone, as mentioned on the picture above described as “soon the first phone with Android 4.1 Jell…” .
We we’ll keep your ears to the ground for more info about the upgrade as soon as we know more probably at the Google I/O Conference on June 27.
Source : Google Play