Friday, June 29, 2012
If you’ve missed out on some of the action from the first day of Google’s I/O conference, here’s a chance to relive it: Google has made available the video of the entire 2-hour opening keynote. Here is the link to it
In this event, Google released new version of Android code-named as JellyBean 4.1. They also displayed Project butter for increasing the graphic quality and rendering. It provides silky smooth acceleration to the devices. New Android also contains new Google search, camera, notifications, display, lock screen, play store etc. Download preview from here.
- Nexus Phone
- Nexus 7
- Nexus Q
Nexus Q is marketed by Google as the world’s first social Music streaming device. It connects over wifi and you and your friends can enjoy the playlist.
- Google Glass
Attendees were gifted Nexus devices at the end of Day 1 event.
Watch the Day 1 event keynote video
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Google's amazing event known as Google I/O will kick off by 5 hrs by now, and Engadget has done all preparations to stay updated with the keynote with it's live blog. A lot of developers. media persons from all around the world have registered. We are expecting that here new Android will be unveiled.
We think that new Jelly Bean will have such features:
- New browser with new UI
- Voice assistant but more powerful than Siri
- New lock screen
- Support for more devices
- New Play Store
- More powerful integration of Cloud
- New UI, of course
- Chrome as Default browser
- Support for both Tabs and Smartphones without too much change in OS
- Memory Usage with Data consumption tool
- Powerful Video editor
- More powerful image editor, free of cost
- Can be installed on low level Android Devices running earlier Androids
- Support for more languages
- Updated voice search and voice input
- Facebook, twitter integration
- Instant data backup
- Effective Sandboxing
- Google+ connection
Catch all the action (and thanks to Engadget to provide live blog) of keynote here
You can also watch the videos from Google YouTube channel (or embedded below)
Google posted on it's Google+ page having a photo displaying up the model of Android's next version, Jelly Bean. This statue is standing at the same place where earlier Android's statues are standing. Yes you got it right, It is Android Building in Mountain view.
Google's most important event of the year is coming near. Google I/O 2012 will take place from 27 June 2012- 29 June 2012, that means one extended from it's usual schedule. We hope that Google Jelly Bean will be unveiled in it.
Some other rumors are also evolving such as Google is building a new Tablet named as Nexus Tab to defeat all other Tabs, focusing on Apple iPad and Amazon Kindle Fire. The Nexus tab is supposed to hold the all new Jelly Bean. It is also said that Nexus Tab will have it's own app store, other than Google Play.
We think that Google I/O will bring updates to Android, Chrome, Google+, Cloud service: Drive. However we don't know what Google's new OS will have, but we are eagerly waiting to have a look on the stuff that will be displayed in Google I/O.
You can catch out all of the action from Engadget's live blog system. Here is the link:
#googleio2012 #android #jellybean
Monday, June 18, 2012
Surface for Windows RT tablet
- Processor: NVIDIA Tegra-based ARM chip
- Weight: 676 grams
- Thickness: 9.3 millimeters
- Display: 10.6-inch ClearType HD capactive touchpanel
- Battery: 31.5Wh
- I/O: microSD, USB 2.0, Micro HD Video, 2x2 MIMO antennae
- Software: Windows RT + Office Home & Student 2013 RT
- Accessories: Touch Cover, Type Cover, VaporMg Case & Stand
- Capacity: 32GB / 64GB
- Availability: "Around" the Windows 8 launch (fall 2012)
- Pricing: To be determined
Surface for Windows 8 Pro tablet
- Processor: Intel Core i5 (Ivy Bridge)
- Weight: 903 grams
- Thickness: 13.5 millimeters
- Display: 10.6-inch ClearType Full HD (1080p) capactive touchpanel
- Battery: 42Wh
- I/O: microSDXC, USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, 2x2 MIMO antennae
- Software: Windows 8 Pro
- Accessories: Touch Cover, Type Cover, VaporMg Case & Stand, Pen with Palm Block
- Capacity: 64GB / 128GB
- Availability: "Three months after" the Windows 8 launch this fall
- Pricing: To be determined
Monday, June 11, 2012
Both Google Maps and Apple's Maps can give you traffic information as well as general directions.
Apple's Maps will also use crowd-sourced information on accidents, allowing you to better see potential slow downs before they slow you down.
Both maps will be able to give you driving and walking directions.
Apple Maps, however, will not offer public transportation maps at launch, unlike its Google counterpart.
Apple's Maps offers a local search function that allows you to look up local restaurants and businesses.
While you can also look up restaurants using Google Maps, Apple's Maps will integrate in Yelp information, allowing you to check out restaurants by rating and read reviews.
Searches for local restaurants and businesses in Apple's Maps will show not only the business, but also its Yelp rating and reviews.
Apple announced on Monday during its 23rd annual Worldwide Developers Conference that OS X Mountain Lion, the latest upgrade to its core Mac software, will be getting a series of enhancements.
Apple OS X Mountain Lion: 15 New Features
1. Deeper Integration With iCloud
5. Twitter, Twitter Everywhere
14. Software Update Changes
Finally on 11 June 2012 Apple kicked off it's World Wide Developers' Conference (WWDC) event. New updates regarding to all Apple products will be unveiled. Event will be held till 15 Jun @ Moscone Center, San Francisco. First day was of software and unveiled new features of iOS6, Mac OS X 8.0 Mountain Lion, Macbooks and Apple Maps etc.
And following is a slideshow displaying major photos of First day of the event.
Friday, June 8, 2012
A place to find great apps
For the over 900 million people that use Facebook, the App Center is the central place to find great social apps. Everything has an app detail page, which helps people see what makes an app unique and lets them install it before going to an app.
App detail pages help people understand what makes an app unique, see screenshots of the experience, and login to start using the app. After a user authenticates from an app detail page, they’ll be sent directly into the app.
Growth for high-quality apps
Success through the App Center is tied to the quality of an app. We use a variety of signals, such as user ratings and engagement, to determine if an app is listed in the App Center. To help you monitor user feedback, we provide an app ratings metric in Insightsto report how users rate your app over time.
Well-designed apps that people enjoy will be prominently displayed. Apps that receive poor user ratings or don’t meet the quality guidelines won't be listed.
Driving mobile installs
The App Center is designed to grow mobile apps that use Facebook – whether they’re on iOS, Android or the mobile web. From the mobile App Center, users can browse apps that are compatible with their device, and if a mobile app requires installation, they will be sent to download the app from the App Store or Google Play.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
As is always the case with every Apple event, there's really no way we can know what the company will announce at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference keynote next Monday, June 11. Apple is set to show off its latest mobile operating system next week, iOS 6. According to reports, Apple will focus primarily on major improvements to apps, while most functions of iOS will remain unchanged. iPad 3 owners will be happy to know that Siri is expected to launch on their devices with the release of iOS 6. So what does iOS 6 have in store for the rest of us?
- Camera and Photos App Upgrades
Perhaps to dovetail with expected iPhone 5 camera improvements, Apple will make significant changes to iOS 6 default Camera and Photos apps. Not only will videos synchronize with iCloud, but photo sharing and social networking functionality will be added to the apps. Apple will also add Facebook sharing functions directly into the apps for easy posting to friends.
- Do Not Disturb
Notifications will feature a simple toggle to indicate the iOS user does not want to be bothered. This is different from silencing the device or entering Airplane Mode. A do not disturb switch could hide all incoming notifications and cut off sounds until a later time, after the user switches the mode off to catch up.
- Facebook Integration
System-wide Facebook integration was rumored in previous versions of iOS, but now the addition is confirmed for iOS 6. Apple has made a deal with Facebook to add the social networking service to iOS much like Twitter came to us in iOS 5. Expect similar functionality, with Facebook features starting small and ramping up over time.
- Google Maps Replaced by Apple 3D Maps
Believe it or not, Apple is ditching Google Maps with iOS 6 and replacing the Maps app with its own mapping software developed in-house. These maps include fully 3D renderings of places and may even include turn-by-turn navigation instructions. The new Maps is certain to be a major focus of Apple's demos at WWDC next week.
- Mail VIPs
Several Mail app improvements are coming your way. Most notable is an iCloud-synced list of VIPs that would screen your email automatically. Messages coming from a VIP will be starred so they can be easily found among other incoming mail.
- Redesigned Stores
The App Store, iBookstore and iTunes Stores will all get redesigns. Besides Facebook integration coming to the iTunes Store, other social features will accomodate content sharing and interaction across the board. The new designs are also intended to improve the purchasing experience, and are expected to land on Apple's Mac OS X stores after the iOS 6 launch.
- Safari iCloud Tabs Support / Omnibar
Mobile Safari web browsing will get more convenient, with an iCloud Tabs button provided on iOS 6 devices. Clicking the button will sync your browser tabs to iCloud, so they can be picked up later on another mobile device or a Mac OS X computer. Also, Safari will get an all-in-one search/address bar just like Chrome. Pretty handy.
- Siri Improvements
Apple is always working to make Siri better, but there have been sporadic reports that the company plans to allow third-party app developers to interact with Siri's servers. This could provide a whole new take on what makes Siri useful with new apps across the board. Although this feature is not certain, we can be sure Apple will improve Siri beyond simply letting iPad 3 owners in on the fun.