It was no fluke, as the flares were long sparked & fuming for Google to burn their way out leading the competition once again with this year’s Google I/O Developers Conference. Rumors were proved right.
Held at the same venue Moscone Center where Apple, not long back had turned its own pack of cards to reveal some game changing revolutions like the Macbook Pro or iOS6, Google is no exception in terms of revolutions either. This Developers Conference saw many surprising revelations and to tone it up, “Renaissance by Google” won’t be any longer untrue to mark this mega Google convention.
The Google I/O Conference, “I” and “O” standing for “Input/Output” also signifies “Innovation in the Open” was conceptualized and first transformed into reality in the year 2008. It provides an insight to the Developers about Google Products and their technicalities. It is similar in format to the Google Developer Day envisages Web & various Enterprise Developments by the Developers around the world.
I/O 12′ saw major electrifying yet glorifying updates to existing Android experience with Jelly Bean (4.1), directional breakthrough into the Tablet Market with Nexus 7, unthinkable Social Media/Cloud integrated Alien Device Nexus Q & Super power concept Google Glasses turned to reality. We envision, this is ample to spread a lingering sway over the existing rivals with these 3rd Lane Consumer Electronics that we call “Out of the box exemplary innovations!!“
Android 4.1 – JELLY BEAN:
As a truth, Google has captured the forefront of the Mobility Market with Android and its deliberately delicious savory food named releases long back. In this convention, it didn’t exempt from the same watering truth by the announcement of its new Android release – 4.1 “Jelly Bean” . Jelly Bean, built completely on the solid footholds of Ice Cream Sandwich, has brought varied visionary enhancements in search, notifications & navigation. The interface has got even more fluid, faster & dynamic. The new search feature “Google now” which is made ground up with an intuitive interface integrating existing Google innovations such as Knowledge Graph to provide voice answers to user queries, find the right arrangement of transport, finding faster alternative routes, train/bus timings, favorite restaurants & preferred food. All these accessible right from the mobile home-screen with a simple swipe. We may comment this to the Mute competitor of hyped “Siri” on iOS.
Google plans to roll out Jelly Bean as over the air updates to Galaxy Nexus, Motorola Xoom & Nexus S in around mid-July. It will also release as open source. According to stats ICS users amount to just 7%, so proper acceptability of Jelly Bean is still a mid summer night’s dream!!
Primarily, it is the demystifying App Store for Google which got a major refresh. It has now transformed into a huge Digital Entertainment warehouse with 600,000 Apps, expanding to include Books, Magazines, Movies & TV Shows as well, optimized & entirely Cloud based which confirms content availability across all of the user devices. A single Play account can serve purposes of purchase & storage of content.
The first & fast Android 4.1 Super powered Tablet “NEXUS 7″ may be branded another innovation with its sleek design & ultra feature packed promises. Priced at mere $199 and specifically molded to fit in the quality content from Google Play is definitely a showstopper. It has a light weight & powerful processor to back the device, read all about the 7 incher King.
At this I/O Google blew lids off a completely unique media device, constituting of a sturdy form-factor, resembling a bowling ball with a LED glowing circle that basically responds to the music being played. It will be a home entertainment device that would wirelessly stream content from the Play Store & play it on the Home TV or Stereo Systems, Android Phones & Tablets being remote controllers for this Alien Device.
- It is based on Texas Instruments’ OMAP 4460 Chipset used for Galaxy Nexus
- It is a small circular Android Computer
- Can be pre ordered from the Play Store at $299
- It can control any Android device and download, stream any type of playable content from the Cloud
Finally it was time for a radical metamorphosis, a “Concept to Reality” twist which was well executed as morbidly planned beforehand showcasing numerous sky divers jumping off their zeppelins in a breathtaking scene, all equipped with stylish Glasses “Google Glasses“.
Sergey Brin seemed very enthusiastic roping the exciting future prospects that this tiny concept can exhibit. The current developer model of the glass incorporates an improvised camera and microphone to capture quality footage, gyroscopes, accelerometers & handful of other sensors to keep the wearer abreast of the activities around him. The camera is mounted slightly above the direct eye to avoid possibility of obscured vision. The hangout stream for the demo seemed quite clear and scored well for the device too. For expecting US Developers this Glasses called Explorer Edition would be available as pre-order beta build for $1500 at I/O only.
Sergey Brin explain 3 driving ideals behind the design of this freaky device:
- Google thought it was amazing
- Google thought it was visually striking
- They wanted to appeal to the developer community
The conference keynote ended with success statement , engaging talents & satifying expecting customers. The idea behind the product launch too was well explicable and obvious. Google had chalked out a well apprehended master plan to put behind Apple & Microsoft in the race, well executed ,appreciated. Whatever the inner stories may be, the giants competing each other – head over heels is definitely flooding the consumer markets with nice time innovations which assure colorful future opportunities & realistic comfort strategies.
This was the all round cover up of today’s major event “The Google I/O Developers Conference 2012″ with listed product launches. For further proceedings at I/O this week, stay tuned to GadgeticWorld and Keep Updated.