In addition to posting the full changelog for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google went one step further and released no less than 28 Google I/O Android sessions videos, which are now available on YouTube.
Google I/O sold out in a matter of minutes this year (20, to be more precise), and there must have been plenty of Android developers that didn’t get a chance to buy a ticket even though they would have wanted to attend the Android sessions in person. At the same time, there are plenty of developers that were interested in the event, but weren’t necessarily ready to shell out the cost of a ticket ($900) – although we’d point out that Google I/O [...]
While we focused mostly on the announcements related to Google’s new flagship products during and after Google I/O – Google Nexus 7 and on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean – these weren’t the only new things that came out of the developer conference.
In our initial Google I/O preview, we said we expected Google to unveil its rumored Google Wallet 2.0 mobile payment solution, especially considering that Apple has just announced a new iOS app called Passback, which could the company’s first steps into this business, not to mention that Microsoft unveiled a Wallet Hub of its own for Windows Phone 8, an app that can do more than just safeguarding [...]
The keynote address on Day 2 of Google I/O was another interesting, information-filled presentation, ending with a behind-the-scenes look at the Project Glass demo from Day 1. During the keynote, Sundar Pichai, Senior Vice President of Chrome and Apps, announced that Gmail currently has around 425 million users.
Gmail, Google’s cloud-based email client, was first launched back in 2004 and we’ve seen Google applications grow and expand further, to include the most-recently launched Google Drive. As explained by Sundar, “hundreds of millions of people have gone Google.”
He goes on to add that, apart from individuals, there is also an [...]
Google I/O has been quite hectic so far, with amazing new devices such as the Nexus 7, Google’s low cost but high-end tablet, and the Nexus Q, Google’s social streaming media player. We also got a first glimpse of the next iteration of the Android OS, Android 4.1 Jellybean which will be featured on the Nexus 7 and will soon be available as an update on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Somewhat lost in the melee is the revamped Google Play Store which now has movies, TV shows, and magazines as well. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights.Google Play Movies and TV shows
Movies on the Play Store were already available for rent earlier, but now you [...]