Google unveiled Google+ Events for party and event planning. It will be part of Google+ and it will integrate with the calendar. You can even invite people who aren’t on Google+. All people invited will be able to see who’s invited and who’s going, but what about during the event? There’s going to be a party mode in which photos can be saved right to the party/event page. Users will be prompted at the start of the party to turn on party mode and share photos, and users can decide whether or not to share photos. Hit the break for some videos of it in action.
In the midst of all the hoopla surrounding Android 4.1 (aka Jelly Bean) and the very sexy Nexus 7 tablet is Google’s subtle, yet major announcement of a tablet-specific version of Google+ currently en route to tablets worldwide. There are no additional details yet, but we’ll be sure to keep you all posted with this developing story…
The Nexus 7 is official folks. It has a 7-inch (1280 x 800) display, a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core CPU, a 12 core GPU, front facing camera (assuming 1.2MP), 9 hour battery while watching HD video, Bluetooth, WiFI, NFC, and of course it will come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It weighs 340 grams, is 10.45mm thick, and as expected, it’s built by ASUS. It utilizes NVIDIA’s new low-cost KAI platform that we wrote about previously.
The home screen shows all your content like magazines, and of course you can open any magazine or book and continue where you left off. Within magazine titles, you can look at just the text, but you can also view the pages as they were supposed to with full pictures, and you will have the ability to swipe up or down to expand the text.
It’s no secret Android has grown exponentially since the mighty G1 arrived years ago. Using Google I/O to set the biggest stage, Google has announced over 400 million Android devices have been activated and 1 million devices are being activated each day. This is a major step up from hundreds of thousands of devices per day that was announced merely months ago. This just shows that Android devices are not only adopted by all cultures worldwide, but is here to stay as a platform.
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Jelly Bean is official folks and part of what is going to make it as smooth as ever is Project Butter which includes VSync, Triple Buffering, and Touch Responsiveness. Jelly Bean will have a much higher frame rate.
It’s officially version 4.1 as was rumored before. Hit the break for all the changes and enhancements:
Google announced some huge improvements to the Google Play Store at Google I/O today. Magazines and TV shows have been added by the hundreds, along with some big improvements on the App side as well.
The bad news as you can see above is that there seems to be a bug in the battery stats on the Samsung Galaxy S III, which isn’t what you want to see from your brand new flagship phone.
The good news is twofold: (1) the bug is a reporting bug, not an actual battery usage bug, and (2) there’s a fix available already, albeit not from Samsung but from some crafty developers over at XDA.