Google iO12 Launch Live – Jelly Bean

Google IO12 is hyped to be one of the biggest Developer Conferences of the year. You can watch Google iO12 Live right here

Highlights of the event

- Google Unveils Nexus 7, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), Google+ Enhancements, Google Glasses, Nexus Cube.

- #JellyBeen OS to support Arabic, Persian, Hindi and Thai #IO12

- Buzzword alert “social streaming device” #io12 #google+

- The Nexus 7 will be the first device to run the latest version of the Android 4.1 OS, also known as Jelly Bean. One of the purported new Android 4.1 features is improved precision when typing on the soft keyboard. Google has partnered with ASUS to develop the tablet. It will cost $200 have 9 hours of play time, 300 hours standby and weighs 340 grams.

- Nexus Cube, a sphere-shaped device that streams music, video, and other content to TVs and speaker systems, all designed to be run from an Android phone or tablet. It will cost $299 and be available in mid-July

- Sergey Brin presented “Project Glass” by connecting with some users in a Zeppelin above San Francisco. A Google Glass Explorer Edition will be available for pre-order by US-based I/O attendees for $1,500, due to ship early next year. The designer team said that glasses still need to get smaller and lighter and they need to include technologies like a microdisplay, camera, multiple radios, GPS, compass, and accelerometer.

- Google’s engineering director Chris Yerga mentioned new developer features on Google Play (formerly called Android Market) including app encryption, new payment methods, analytics, ways of responding to reviews and “smart app updates” to allow for smaller sizes for the updates.

- Vic Gundotra, senior vice president of engineering demonstrated Google+, introducing a major new feature called Events. Events offers better invitations or what he called “cinemagraphic themes” and improved calendar integration. There’s a “Party mode” that lets you collect your guests’ photos of the event and stream them.

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