Posts Tagged ‘Google IO’
Tech roundup: I/O, synthetic implants, and infinite capacity wireless vortex beams
Last Updated on Monday, 2 July 2012 09:59 Written by Ty Abonil Monday, 2 July 2012 01:00
It’s been an action-packed week, for sure. The Moscone Center was home to some pretty cool announcements from Google at their annual developer conference.
Hit the break for a tech and science roundup, including highlights from I/O and the viral Google Glass demo video which sets the bar high for future tech demos- sky high.
Google I/O Keynote Wrap up: Jelly Bean, Q, Nexus 7 and more!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 June 2012 08:44 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 27 June 2012 08:44
It’s that time of year again, when Google drops more Android love on to the masses. Google I/O has started and have we already seen some wonderful new toys. Not just content with officially announcing the next Android OS, 4.1 a.k.a Jelly Bean, the company also spilled the beans on their new hardware. More Nexus goodies are inbound, including the Nexus Q.
The next OS upgrade is built to run faster and smoother with the announced “Project Butter”. PB but no J is a new processing framework that can deliver 60fps of speed with the CPU and GPU working in tandem. With that harmonious union, scrolling and transitions are going to be much faster, fast enough for users to see and feel the difference. Google is tweaking the voice input, supporting offline voice to text as well as 18 new input languages.
The already slick notification center is getting a revamp, granting developers more APIs and even lumping messages from certain apps together. Android users can also have more control with their notifications, like instantly calling back a missed call or emailing contacts. Widgets are smarter now, they slide out-of-the-way to make room for new ones and automatically re-size if they’re too big. The camera app is getting some new tweaks, swipe to view snapped pics, trash the ones you hate and even share your faves.
Hit the break for even more Google goodness…
Android phones getting better update structure
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 May 2011 07:26 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 11 May 2011 02:00
Day one of the Google I/O event, Google announced a new coalition of carriers and OEMS. The initial members being AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, Samsung, HTC, Sony Ericsson, LG, Vodafone and Motorola. The group’s goal is to work out the logistics of keeping all Android powered phones on a 18 month guaranteed support window. The committee will provide timely OS updates to hardware capable phones inside this window.
Hardware capable designation will be left to the handset manufacturers, adhering to Google’s specifications. Of course, this will leave quite a few older generation mobiles out in the dust but should keep more newer generation models up to date. Moving forward, hopefully this tackles the fragmentation issue that Android phones deal with.
New GeekCast-We Get Crazy…..Again!
Last Updated on Monday, 7 February 2011 09:40 Written by baldalbino Monday, 7 February 2011 09:39
Another GeekCast happened Monday night! We talked about the Super Bowl Commercials and picked our winners! Did we pick the same ones as you? We also discussed the big news from BlizzCon and the highly anticipated release of the Verizon iPhone. Unable to catch the GeekCast live? Watch the re-run right here or take us on the go with iTunes!