Nexus 7, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Project Glass, the Nexus Q and more
Big, big news has come out of Google I/O so far, which continues today. Rather than running through all the announcements again, here’s a brief summary and a round up of useful content about the Nexus 7, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Project Glass, the Nexus Q and Google’s other announcements from I/O. We’ll update it as more videos and alike become available. Firstly, here’s a look at the super cool Project Glass that Google wowed us with yesterday.
The Nexus 7 is currently available to pre-order on both the US and UK Play store and is due to ship in 2-3 weeks. If you’re in a region where it’s not available to order via the Play Store, register your interest here and we’ll let you know as soon as we have any information about it coming through the usual retail channels.
Nexus 7 Resources:
Nexus 7 8GB only has 5.92GB of user accessible memory (via PhoneArena)
Nexus 7 being sold at cost through the Play Store (via AllThingsD)
Nexus 7 hands-on and intial review from Android Central. There are some nice pics over at AC as well:
Official Android Jelly Bean logo:
Google announced yesterday that the latest version of Android, 4.1 Jelly Bean, will ship the Nexus 7 and will also be available for the Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus and Motorola XOOM in mid July.
Android Jelly Bean Resources:
Jelly Bean FAQ (via PCAdvisor)
Jelly Bean wallpapers (via Reddit)
Jelly Bean ROM (via AndroidPolice)
No Flash support for Jelly Bean (via SlashGear)
Top 5 features of Android Jelly Bean: (via PocketNow)
Voice Search (Jelly Bean) vs Siri (iOS):
Android Jelly Bean Preview on Galaxy Nexus (via PocketNow):
Jelly Bean vs Ice Cream Sandwich speed test:
Turn off notification spam (via Android Police):
Project Glass is Google’s new hi-tech project that was demoed in extreme fashion at Google I/O yesterday, with a live hangout being streamed as a skydiving crew filmed their entrance using the Glasses. A very exclusive pre-order has been opened up for attendees of I/O – the first sets will sell at $1500 and ship in early 2012.
Project Glass Resources:
Google Glass coming to consumers by 2012 (via Ars Technica)
Preordering a Google Glass Explorer Edition (via Ars Technica)
Google Glass: First impressions with Sergey Brin’s headset (via The Verge)
Google Glass: What is it good for? (via TechnoBuffalo)
Project Glass live demo from Google I/O (via Engadget):
“The world’s first social streaming media player”. An expensive but sleek looking accessory. Check out the official product page here.
Nexus Q Resources:
Nexus 7 & Nexus Q hands-on from Slashgear:
Google has made changes to both the web version and Android version of its Play Store. The web version is live now, with the main enhancement being that you can remotely uninstall apps. You are also able to view which apps are installed on which device, which makes life much easier if you have a multitude of apps installed across various devices.
Google Play Store Resources:
The updated version of the Play Store for Android includes movie purchases (as opposed to just rentals, previously), TV show rentals and purchases and magazine purchases. While the web version of the new Play Store is now live, the Android update is currently available to Jelly Bean devices only (officially). Here’s a link to the updated version of the Play store, which is currently available to Jelly Bean devices only (officially). If you can’t wait for the over the air update for non-Jelly Bean devices, download the .apk file from XDA devs now.
Google has updated its search tool to include a service called ‘Google Now’. This is a predictive search tool that acts as an intuitive personal assistant – presenting you with relevant, real-time information based on your search history. The information is presented in ‘cards’, which are infographic like pop ups containing details relevant to your current activity. Check out the video below for a look at what it has to offer.