Google I/O 2012: Four new announcements
There are 4 new consumer products include new version of Android and new Nexus devices been announced from Google I/O 2012 event, as below:
New Android version 4.1 Jelly Bean, Builds on top of Ice Cream Sandwich with smoother, faster and snappier response. It will start rolling out over-the-air updates to Galaxy Nexus, Motorola Xoom and Nexus S on Mid-July. Click here for “Jelly Bean 4.1 walkthrough” video done by Aaron Baker from Phonedog.
ii) Google Now
Smart personal search assistant which is actually big update on Google existing search and voice search to compete with Apple’s Siri. Google Now uses information-filled “cards” to response as search result instead of browser based result. Click here for the comparison between Siri and Google from TechnoBuffalo.
iii) Nexus 7
Asus build table that comes with 7-inch 1280×800 HD display, 1.3GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, Android 4.1 Jellybean, Check out spec details here. Nexus 7 will cost $199 for 8GB and $249 for 16GB, start shipping Mid-July. Click here for “Google Nexus 7 Unboxing” video, done by Aaron Baker from Phonedog.
iv) Nexus Q
A wireless media (music and video) streaming device that connect to speakers and TV. Nexus Q control by using Android phone or tablet. “It’s the first-ever social streaming device—like a cloud-connected jukebox where everyone brings their own music to the party. Available first in the U.S., you can preorder Nexus Q today from Google Play for $299, and it will ship mid-July.” (Source: Android Official Blog)