We are a week removed from Google I/O 2012, can you believe it? A full week of Jelly Bean tips and tricks, Nexus 7 overviews, and Nexus Q confusion is officially behind us. So let’s talk about in this special edition Q&A session that focused on the magic that went down 9 days ago. We’ll talk about about those three items, but also a Nexus 10, if Train was any good in person, and when the rest of you will see the update to Android 4.1. (more…)
As most of you know, we spent all of last week in San Francisco, attending Google I/O. We haven’t had a chance to fully reflect on it yet, so since this happens to be one of our Q&A session weeks, we thought you could all help us do that. Rather than the normal Android chatter that these sessions tend to focus on, this week it will be all about the I/O experience, our thoughts, and what we did while we were there. So as usual, you can ask us whatever you’d like, but try to make it somewhat relevant to last week’s fun. You can ask for our opinions on the Nexus 7, Jelly Bean, or the Q if you’d like. You can quiz us on what sights we saw or restaurants we frequented. Have at it in the comments below.
It took all of 2 minutes to announce the Platform Development Kit (PDK) at I/O this week, but going forward, it should change the way device manufacturers deliver updates to you. What exactly is it, you ask? The PDK is early access to the newest Android build for hardware and chipset makers. So companies like Motorola, HTC, Samsung, NVIDIA, and Texas Instruments will now be able to prep their current and future hardware for the newest version of Android before it ever goes public. (more…)
If you missed our live blogs from each of the Google I/O keynotes and aren’t interested in watching the full replays, Google put together a 4 minute video of some of the highlights. You will see a handful of new Jelly Bean features, Google Play stuff, Nexus Q, and of course, the Google Glass skydiving demo.
Google has posted the day 1 keynote of Google I/O 2012 in its entirety to YouTube for everyone to watch who may have missed out on the live feed. There are tons of Jelly Bean goodies, Project Glass, and other fantastic Google fun that made this one of the greatest keynote presentations we have ever seen.
The Android floor at Google I/O is always the coolest place at the conference to hangout at. It’s an entire floor of giant Android statues, interactive stations, gadgets, and nerds. This year, it managed to jump up another level in the Coolness Meter because they added Nexus sections which featured not only the Galaxy Nexus, but the newly announced Nexus 7 tablet and Nexus Q media sharing thing-a-ma-jiggy. It’s one of those experiences that we wish all Android enthusiasts could be a part of.
For those not able to attend, we thought that maybe snapping a ton of photos of the place and all of its intricacies would help you understand what we are talking about. Check out the gallery below. (more…)
After the incredible day 1 that went down yesterday here at Google I/O, I’m not sure that there is any chance for a topper this morning, but we are here again to find out. With yesterday’s keynote being Android focused, the likelihood of today’s turning to Chrome OS and Google TV is pretty high. To follow along in this journey, you can watch it live through the video below (we hope). A live chat will be going on directly below that. Let’s have some fun, again! (more…)
If you were a seasoned Android user watching the Google Keynote yesterday where they announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, you had to be thinking “when will I get this on my phone?” Google said “mid-July” but some of us just can’t wait that long. Late last night, developers jdkoreclipse and Team Liquid were busy porting a nandroid of 4.1 on a GSM Galaxy Nexus over to Verizon’s, and it’s working.
The file is flashable through ClockworkMod Recovery, but fully updates you to Google’s next OS with all the features intact. The new Google Voice Search, the “buttery smooth” transitions and everything that was announced yesterday is running smoothly on the phone. A full wipe is recommended before flashing however so you might want to make a backup before hand. Get yourself some Jelly Bean at the link below!