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Google I/O 2012 is the year’s largest Google event, here are more than 5,000 participants gathered to hear more about Google and Android.
This year, rumors once again up against Google’s big event spankuleret merrily.
And even before the beginning of the event came Google itself to present their Nexus 7 tablet and Nexus Q, both units were given specifications and much more was released on the Web, only a few minutes before the start.
But why do not cheat to all the details, which you can read more about in this article.
Google I/O started out with a little statistics, so Google could show how far they have come since last year’s Google i/o, and it must be said to be a success.
In 2011, there were more than 100 million Android devices worldwide. Now there are more than 400 million.
In 2011, which enabled 400,000 units a day, today will be that enabled more than one million units each day.
There are now more than 600,000 applications in Google Play Great, who until today had been downloaded more than 20 billion times in total.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is official
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was officially announced at Google i/o, 2012, and offers a much more optimized version of Android, than previously seen.
Jelly Bean is going to run smoother, faster and better-looking than Android has ever done before. Google has optimized at several points in the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, so it can be done.
There has been work more with the system’s weaknesses, and as a result, the software had been faster, without increased use of processor power.
Future Android versions come forward over two to three months before it will be published, in addition to hardware partners.
Thus, manufacturers have the option of faster to deploy the new version of their already launched Android devices, as well as new units.
Jelly Bean coming to Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S and Motorola Xoom already from the middle of July.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-new features
Home screen in the Jelly Bean has got new features, among other things, it is easier to move around on the same icons and widgets.
If a widget is to be extended and there is no room, you no longer need to first remove the icons or widgets that are in the way, the home screen automatically adapts to what you want with your widget.
Also new “swipe”-features have come, which, among other things, change the way you remove applications and widgets from the home screen on. An app or widget from home screen “is thrown in the dustbin”, by just swipe it away.
Google talk integration has been optimized so that it does not need to be online, in order to function. However, still only in English, but new languages coming very soon, Google promises.
Jelly Bean has also been optimized for blind people. By using the hand to inteagere with the same device, can blind people now also use an Android device.
The camera, Maps, photos and apps
The camera application is now with faster access to your photo album. By swipe away from the camera, takes you directly into the camera album.
The interconnection between the camera and the same album has become easier and more intuitive, again using the swipes.
The photo album has also been optimized to better handle images, you can now swipe images away so they will be deleted. (Swipe from the bottom of the screen towards the top in order to delete the image).
No “menu-delete-approve” procedure, one swipe across the screen from the bottom towards the top and the picture is deleted from the album.
Google Maps gets support for gyroscope, so you can use Street View with gyroscope. Offline navigation will also be easier to use in Maps, with a menu item directly from the front of the application.
It is now also easier, cheaper and faster to update applications on your Android device with Smart Update.
With Smart Update should now no longer updates be downloaded in full version, only the new in the application are necessary to get back on the phone, in order to update the app.
Thus saving on power, processor power, and not least the data usage.
Improved notification and search function
Notification area in Jelly Bean has been given a major overhaul. One of the new features is the ability to view images directly from there, and the integration with applications enables you to perform an action directly from the notification area.
It has been possible to extend a notification, so you can get more information before you take a position on what you want to do with it.
In addition, you can, for example by the receipt of an email, reply back on it directly from the notification area, without having to go in and open the mail.
Google Search (Google søgfunktion) has also been updated with brand new and improved user interface, where images have been implemented and many more information is available.
When a question made Google Search comes the answer in the form of text, images, and voice.
Google Now has a brand new application for Android, that gives you the information you need right now, regardless of time and place.
For example, if you enter a train station, so Google tells you when the next trains arrive and depart.
Or do you go into a restaurant so that tells you what the site is known to do, and if the restaurant offers it, it can show you the menu based on your eating habits-all on your phone.
If you come to a city you haven’t been in before, or rarely, you can via Google Now preview at restaurants you can visit. It does this based on the type of earlier visited restaurants, or searches on the food you made via one of Google’s services.
Everything will be calculated from your previous searches, as well as the knowledge Google has about you through Google’s products.
To activate the Google Now, you can swipe from the bottom of the screen and up (reverse of what you are doing to get the notification area).
Tablet: Nexus 7
Google “Nexus 7” tablet has been presented as Google’s next step on the hardware side.
Google has already several Nexus smart phones on the market in cooperation with various manufacturers, and this tablet is manufactured by Asus.
It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, is seven inches and comes with everything from the Google world. And is the first device with Google’s own Chrome browser by default from the sales box.
Google Nexus 7 coming onto the market from the middle of July at a price of 199 dollars, but not in Denmark yet, but several countries are given in the course of time the device beats Google fast. What the Danish price in this case will be is still unknown.
Google Nexus Q-built and designed by Google
Google last major announcement at Google I/O is a small “one more thing” called Nexus Q, a small round device, simple and Nice.
Google Nexus Q is a small streaming device, a small computer that can be connected to all your Android devices.
You can connect your phone to the NFC, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, it has full access to your online hard drive in the cloud, via Google Play applications, Google Music and Google Movie.
Nexus Q is intended as a small device you have standing in the room you would like to share your music and movies in, thus you can have an entity standing in each room where there is either or a TV speakers.
The processor is the same as in Galaxy Nexus, and has a built-in amplifier, and lydoptimeret hardware.
Through the optical audio connection its internal amplifier can send audio out to the living room’s installations, or to the speakers that can be purchased together with Nexus Q, as accessories.
All management of Nexus Q takes place via your Android device, which is the device you stream music and movies directly down at your facility or TV from.
For each Nexus Q you have set in your home, you can even styrre where the sound or video to play.
Your friends can “tap” into the system, so you are sitting together with friends who have an Android device, they can from their music or video collection stream music via Nexus Q.
All who have the application open, can view Music Googe which playlist you have running, and can add his own music to the list.
YouTube can also be seen or heard via Nexus Q, which will be available for $299, but only in the United States to start with.