Google I/O: 10 Awesome Visions

Google I/O: 10 Awesome Visions
Google Glasses, the Nexus Q home entertainment streaming device, Android software upgrades, and a Nexus tablet shine at day one of Google's I/O developer conference. 

6 Features That Make Android Jelly Bean Better Than iOS, Windows ...
By Dan Rowinski
Google is rolling out the over-the-air Android 4.1 update in mid-July, and developers will get the software development kit Wednesday at Google I/O. Google is trying to redefine what we think of push notifications on smartphones and change ...

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean: Does It Measure Up?
Instead, Android 4.1 focuses on improving core features and making the platform faster. ... Other additions include offline voice dictation support, a better predictive keyboard, NFC support forAndroid Beam, and a revised YouTube app with Wi-Fi ...

When Will You Get Android 4.1 'Jelly Bean?'
PC Magazine
Here's the problem, though: while the PDK takes effect with Android 4.1, many device makers haven't even gotten up to Android 4.0 yet. Let's take Motorola, which you can be critical of because it's actually owned by Google. Motorola posts a handy-dandy ...

Hands-on: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
While it's just an incremental update, Google has packed Jelly Bean with a bunch of cool features including one that promises buttery smooth performance.


Android 4.1 Jelly Bean review: a look at what's changed in Google's mobile OS
Google's next iteration of Android wasn't quite the full-point release jump that many of you were perhaps anticipating. Rather than using Google I/O 2012 as the launching pad for Android 5.0, we're being formally introduced to v4.1 -- a mere 0.1 ahead ...

Google Unveils Nexus 7 Tablet, Nexus Q, & Project Glass
PC Magazine
Hugo Barra, director of Android Product Management, introduced the tablet, which has a 7-inch, 1280-by-800 high-definition display; an Nvida Tegra 3 processor with a quad-core CPU and 12-core graphics; a front facing camera; Wi-Fi; Bluetooth; NFC; ...

Google Nexus Q: Fight For Living Room On
The Nexus Q is one of the weirder products to come to light at Google I/O. It is a go-between device that makes pushing content from an Android smartphone or tablet to a television set or entertainment system much easier. It's an Apple ... It supports ...

HTC EVO V 4G (Virgin Mobile)
PC Magazine
Though a bit expensive, at $299.99 up front, it gets you fast 4G WiMAX speeds, powerful dual-core performance, and glasses-free 3D, all for as little as $35 a month. Sure, the phone is on the bulky side, and narrow viewing angles mean that only one ...

Google Nexus 7 Could Heavily Impact Tablet Wars
The company should have taken this step last year when it launched Android 3.0 Honeycomb, the first operating system designed specifically for tablets, instead of crossing its fingers and hoping for the best with the spectacularly unimpressive Motorola ...

Samsung's US Galaxy S III launch: Victim of its own success?
ZDNet (blog)
... its Galaxy S III smartphone to the market. The world's largest smartphone maker, Samsung, has the highest U.S. smartphone market share, and has all but single-handedly propelled Android's success over iOS. But Samsung is starting to feel the ...

ZDNet (blog)

Google's Nexus 7 and Jelly Bean OS: made for each other
Washington Post
This is no repeat of the Honeycomb/Xoom experiment, when Google launched its tablet-only operating system on a partner device. This time the tablet is Google-branded. And it's essentially designed to show off Google's latest version of Android, Jelly ...

Google Nexus 7; Judge Bans Galaxy Tab 10.1; iOS Tops App Retention
PC Magazine
Meanwile, in the fickle world of mobile app users, iOS has the upper hand on the Android platform, according to new data by analytics firm Localytics. Also, this Friday marks the fifth anniversary of the first iPhone, which Apple launched commercially ...

Google Android Jelly Bean OS: A Test Drive
Android Jelly Bean OS: Test Drive Android Jelly Bean OSAfter a day of Google I/O announcements, I finally got my hands on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus running the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system. I found that there are a few things that Google has ...

FCC, Comcast Reach $800K Broadband Deal
PC Magazine
The Federal Communications Commission this week imposed an $800000 fine against Comcast for not adequately marketing its standalone broadband Internet service, which was a condition of its merger with NBC Universal.

Smartphone Owners to Automatically Get Severe Weather Text Messages
Millions of smartphone users will soon begin receiving text messages about severe weather from a sophisticated government system that can send a blanket warning to mobile devices in the path of a dangerous storm.

Google Nexus Q Media Streamer: First Impressions, Part 1
Because while Google's Nexus Q web site says you can control the device with a Nexus Q app that will run on any Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) smartphone or tablet, it turns out that the app right now only runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), which also was ...

Nexus 7 Tablet vs. Kindle Fire vs. the Rest: Spec Smackdown (Chart)
Google's Nexus 7 tablet, the company's Android Jelly Bean-powered device, is heavy on the specs as it guns for Amazon's Kindle Fire and the Nook Tablet. It's not only the form factor and screen size Google is challenging its competitors on, but also ...

Google unveils tablet to take on iPad, Kindle
Chicago Tribune
The announcement of the new tablet comes a month after Google acquired its own hardware-making capabilities with the $12.5 billion acquisition of smartphone maker Motorola Mobility. ButMotorola, which Google has said it will run as a separate business ...

What Android's Jelly Bean Does To Advance Mobile
Over 400 million Android-based devices (phones and tablets) have been sold, compared to 100 million at last year's conference. Over 1 million Android devices (phones and tablets) are activated every day, up from 400000 a year ago. This translated to ...

The Android Nexus 7 Tablet (and Jelly Bean) Explained
Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG and a host of other companies tried to make greatAndroid tablets at reasonable prices, and each achieved varying degrees of failure. A quick look at Google's new Nexus 7 tablet shows us it has the potential to not just best...


Android 4.1 gets faster; better notifications; Google Now
Android 4.1 ups the ante against Apple's iOS with interactive notifications, overhauled search results and new tools that anticipate the information people need wherever they are. Read this blog post by Stephen Shankland on Mobile.

Google Nexus tablet poses no threat to iPad, says analyst
The Nexus 7 is available only in a Wi-Fi version, while the new iPad supports both 3G and 4G. The analyst also believes Apple could release an iPad mini in September priced at $250 to $300, opening up a new front for the company in the 7-inch tablet ...

Google posts free guidebook on new Nexus 7 tablet
The guidebook is available for Android, IOS, and PC users via Google Play. Essentially an early version of the manual for the new tablet, the guidebook is geared more for people who already own the Nexus 7. But those of you thinking of buying the ...

Android 4.1, Jelly Bean: Hands-on impressions
Computerworld (blog)
Google officially took the wraps off of Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, at its Google I/O developers' conference this morning. The new OS will ship on the Nexus 7 tablet also announced this week; it's scheduled to roll out to the Galaxy Nexus and Motorola ...

Google Learns A Trick Or Two From Apple With The Nexus 7 and Nexus Q
At yesterday's I/O Conference keynote Google unveiled two products that it believes will help expose the Android operating system a new audience. But while it says "Google" on these products, both have a decidedly Apple feel to them. First, take the ...

Google: Street Skeptical 'Nexus 7' Will Turn Android Tablet Tide
Barron's (blog)
The Street this morning continues to ponder the implications of Google's (GOOG) announcement yesterday it will introduce its own branded tablet computer, the "Nexus 7," using the services of Austek Computer (2357TW), running its Android operating ...

Should I Buy The Nexus 7 Android Tablet from Google?
I could live with this being Wi-fi only (that's why my smartphone has a hotspot application, after all), and I know that a certain other tablet manufacturer doesn't have expansion support either… but it made me stop and think. What would I use a Nexus ...

Google I/O: Android Jelly Bean and Nexus devices
Following in the footsteps of Eclair, Froyo and Gingerbread, the update doesn't bump the OS version number up to 5.0--instead, Jelly Bean is Android 4.1. It will be available in mid-July over the air for the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S and Motorola Xoom.


Google's Android Onslaught Takes on Kindle Fire and Apple's Siri
Wired News
Google reloaded Android on Wednesday with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and a new Nexus 7 tablet that will help the company better compete with Apple and Amazon.

Wired News

BlueStacks Now Lets You Run Android Apps On Your Mac ...
By Rip Empson
At Google I/O today, BlueStacks staged a mock wedding between Android and Apple as the backdrop for the launch of its Android App Player for Mac — software that aims to bring 400K+Android apps to iOS. BlueStacks' alpha release, which ...
TechCrunch » Mobile

BlueStacks Allows You to Run Android Apps on a Mac - Mac Rumors
By Arnold Kim
BlueStacks announced a public alpha version of their Android App Player for the Mac today at Google I/O. The company had originally released... ... What "amazing" Android apps don't already have an iOS counterpart? Not the point. The point ...
MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors...

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean preview download is live, probably won't ...
By Richard Lawler
Google has opted to deliver Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as an OTA update to the ICS already on the Nexus phones and tablets it just handed everyone at I/O 2012, and there's a manual download link available too. As Android Police notes, only ...

YouTube for Android Lets You Watch Videos Offline
By Chris Taylor
As for the non-Android versions of YouTube, such as the much-in-need-of-an-update iOS version? The company says it's working on bringing the same experience across platforms, but won't give any specific timing. Would you watch more ...
Mashable » Tech

Android Jelly Bean vs. iOS 6 vs. Windows Phone 8: The Ultimate ...
By Adrian Covert
225000 for iPad. Still tops as far as smartphone platforms go. Android: Android is currently at 600000 total apps. Most of those will run on tablets, but the number of tablet-optimized offerings is significantly lower than iOS (Google won't give an .... Android: Android's Gmail/Google Talk-based video chat system is a bit more universal, considering you can video chat with anybody who has Gmail on a Mac, PC, or Android phone. And yes, you can chat over 3G or Wi-Fi. But Google's ace in...

Google Nexus 7 and Jelly Bean initial review | Android Community
By Cory Gunther
First off you'll want to start with our initial unboxing where we show you the Nexus 7, the new Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and a quick look at the new media device called the Nexus Q. We unbox them live on the IO floor before digging ... Back-lit IPS display - Quad-core Tegra 3 processor - 8/16 GB internal storage ($199/$249) - 1 GB RAM - Micro USB - 4325 mAh (Up to 8 hours of active use) - Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) - 198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm - 340g - WiFi 802.11 b/g/n ...
Android Community

Sonic 4: Episode 2 spin dashes to Android | Joystiq
By David Hinkle
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 initially launched on Steam, Xbox Live Arcade, PSN, iOS and Windows Phone devices. The Android version includes co-op over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. You weren't going to let Tails sit this one out, were you?

Android @ I/O: the playground is open | Official Google Blog
By A Googler
Today, we're rolling out a new version of Android called Jelly Bean, adding more entertainment to Google Play, and introducing two powerful—yet distinctly different Nexus devices to bring you the best of Google. Jelly Bean: simple, beautiful and beyond smart. Jelly Bean ... Starting in mid-July, we'll start rolling out over-the-air updates to Galaxy Nexus, Motorola Xoom and Nexus S, and we'll also release Jelly Bean to open source. Google Play: more entertainment. Google Play is your ...
Official Google Blog

Offline Maps for Android Goes Live
By Frank Reed
posted on June 28, 2012. Now you can get a map of an area downloaded to your Android device so that map can be viewed offline. As we see this is only for Android devices (at least for now) the divide between iOS and Android grows wider ...
Marketing Pilgrim - Internet...

Sprint LTE network launches July 15
By Brad Reed
Sprint has been selling 4G LTE smartphones for weeks now and soon it will finally have LTE services to go with them. The company on Wednesday said that its LTE network will go live on July 15th in Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Kansas City and ...
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ThisLife rolls out iOS app, Mac uploader for family photo service ...
By Michael Rose
As part of the beta phase, ThisLife is offering both a Mac uploader tool for photos and an updated iOSapp to help you organize and display your images or videos. ThisLife will happily ingest photos and movie clips from a slew of online ...
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Gets Official | Geeky Gadgets
By Roland Hutchinson
As well as announcing the new Google Nexus 7 tablet, Google also announced the latest version of their mobile OS, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which comes with a range of new features over Android 4.0.

Installing the SDK | Android Developers
Previous Next. You should have already downloaded the Android SDK. Now you need to set up your development environment. The SDK you've downloaded is ...

Motorola Mobility Extends the RAZR™ Family in South Asia with ...
NEW DELHI – 20 June 2012 – Motorola Mobility is bringing the longest-lasting smartphone on the market today, Motorola RAZRTM MAXX, and the sexy yet ...

Mobile & PC App | Navionics
*Route tracking; Check tides & currents and wind forecasts; *Satellite overlay on charts; **Plotter data sync (syncing of data with select Chart Plotters via wi-fi) ...

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