All About Android 65
Guest: Michael Wolfson
Topic: Facts and rumors from the upcoming Google I/O conference, Google TV goes global, and more.
Recorded: June 25, 2012
Published: June 25, 2012
All About Android 65: Google I/O Preview Extravaganza
- Google I/O: Info and Rumors
- Getting the most from Google I/O: Wed June 27-Fri 29
- List of sessions
- Circle all of the speakers on Google+ at +Android Developers.
- Google I/O Streaming live keynotes Wednesday June 27 at 9:30 Am and Thursday June 28 at 10 AM
- Can't attend? Watch all sessions from the comfort of the Internet
- I/O Extended - viewing parties of Google I/O worldwide
- Michael's session Fri 1:15-3:30: Playing with Patterns
- Google I/O App Updated With 2012 Sessions
- List of Android Sandbox attendees for Google I/O 2012
- Google I/O: Tablet Rumors
- Supposed renders of the Asus Nexus 7 tablet, appeared at Gizomodo
- 7" tablet
- 1.3Ghz quad-core Tegra 3
- GeForce q2-core GPY
- 1GB Ram
- 8GB ($199)
- 16GB ($249)
- NFC with Google Wallet and Android Beam
- IPS display at 1280x800 resolution (Kindle Fire: 1024x600)
- 1.2MP FFC, no rear facing camera
- 9 hrs of supposed battery life
- First device to run Jelly Bean though the leaked doc doesn't give version number
- Google I/O: Jelly Bean
- Leaked Nexus 7 document also spilled the following beans about Jelly Bean:
- "Google will handle operating system updates from now on"
- BIG question: Is this a feature of ALL future Jelly Bean devices, or just for THIS and other Nexus devices?
- Google lists HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus as first to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- Google Checkout confirming Android 4.1 as next version number
- Google Checkout image (very small) showing first glimpse of new Google Search widget
- A better look at the new Google Search widget from Android Police. Is this the first publicly shown screenshot of Jelly Bean?
- Rumor: Google revamping Play Store for Jelly Bean
- Judge Posner To Apple: Injunctions Are Not Meant For Small Software Feature Patents, Case Tossed
- Oracle gives up on damages from Google
- That Apple/Motorola patent case that, a few weeks back, seemed to be on the ropes with presiding judge Richard Posner stating a "dysfunctional patent system" as cause for dismissing the case, actually ended up going forward in court. Judge Posner, if you recall, had doubts that it would but ultimately decided otherwise and the case was seen.
- Skip forward to last Friday when, after having heard both sides of the case, Judge Posner issued his final decision: Both parties' cases where dismissed WITH PREJUDICE, meaning neither side can refile on these issues. Posner used the opportunity to reiterate that "patents in the field of information technology often have little if any value except defensively" and pointed out that injunction against Motorola would have likely resulted in costs that far outweighed any potential loss or gain to either party.
- This along with other cases including Oracles loss to Google regarding Java code in Android makes things feel, if ever so slightly, that maybe there is a changing tide in the world of software patents as they relate to Android.
Hello, I was trying set up Skype on my Asus TF101, apparently it won’t work on that tablet.
Can you recommend another video chat or talk program that will work on eee pad ? I would like to hook up by video and talk to my daughter in Orlando, I am a couple hundred miles away in north Florida.
Some forums say that Skype should work with your tablet for video (enable video calls in settings, set to High Quality, then after the call connects tap the screen and tap the video camera with a slash through it, then select the Front camera.) But some also say that video quality is really poor.
Gtalk can do video.
ooVoo is supposedly a good alternative.
- Sharp Announces A New Skin Called 'Feel UX' For Its Japanese Handsets, And It Actually Looks Pretty Good
- Sony's Internet Player Will Launch July 22nd Globally, Be The First Google TV Device Available In The U.K.
- Sony's Internet Player Now available for pre-order in the UK
It took two years, but Google TV is finally stretching outside of US borders! Sony today announced the NSZ-GS7 Internet Player, a Google TV set top box shipping next month to the UK for $199. Also, a $299 Blu-Ray player with integrated Google TV called the NSZ-GP9 will launch this holiday season with availability in the US, Canada, Australia, the UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands.
- Hi-res 10.1-inch Super IPS+ display, 1900 x 1200 resolution, 224ppi.
- NVIDIA quad-core 1.6GHzTegra 3 chipset,
- 1GB of RAM.
- WiFi versions launch July 16 in US,
- $499 32GB, $599 64GB.
- LTE version in the works and will have Qualcomm dual-core Snapdragon S4 chipset.
Android in the Wild
- Galaxy Notes
- Sony Watch
- ‘Top Developers’ Can Now Respond to App Reviews on Google Play
- Google Completely Revamps Android Developers Site, Not So Subtly Nudges Developers To The On-Screen Menu Button
- Another Step For The Kindle Fire Abroad? Amazon Launches International Appstore As It Improves Distribution Terms
- Flipboard for Android now officially available in the Play Store for free
- SwiftKey 3 releases! Free to owners of SwiftKey X and $1.99 for a limited time!
- New beta version of Swype with complete overhaul
- TiVo releases Android app, countless tablets to be lost under couch cushions
Really enjoying your show all the way from sweden!
Just wanted to give you a tip about a webpage that really helps to explore the beauty of Android. It's called Color Screen People put their homescreens their and you can really see the variety and the adjustability that comes with android.
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