Google I/O 2012 Announcement Roundup: Hits and Misses

Google did not announce Google Drive for iPhone and iPad.

The Google I/O 2012 keynote has come and gone and as the dust settles, it’s time to take a look back at what Google announced. This year, consumers and attendees and viewers of the Google I/O keynote were treated to a host of announcements about new Google products. On the list are Android 4.1 Jelly […]

Nexus Q Is Expensive Because It’s Made In The U.S.

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Google’s new Nexus Q looks like a pretty cool media device, but at $299 it’s a bit expensive. There is a very good reason for the high price, however. According to The New York Times, Google made the Nexus Q almost entirely in the United States. The metal base of the spherical device comes from the Midwest. […]

5 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Features You’ll Actually Care About

Google Now is one of Android 4.1's main features.

Google has finally taken the wraps off its newest software, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The software will be coming with a number of new features. Some of those features are going to be fairly big changes and some of them are going to be pretty small. In fact. many Android users won’t care about all […]

Google Project Glass Shown Off in Amazing Skydiving Demo

The view of a skydiver using Project Glass.

At Google I/O 2012 today, the company showed off its highly anticipated Project Glass glasses solution using skydivers and bike riders who were wearing Google Glass prototypes. Google Co-CEO Sergey Brin took the stage today to show off Google Glass. While on stage, he was communicating with skydivers high above the Moscone Center in San […]

Android PDK Means Phone Updates Should Come Out Faster

Google now activates 400,000 Android devices a day.

Google wants to stop the endless cycle of users waiting for updates to come to their phones with the new Android Platform Development Kit (PDK). Google’s new Android PDK is a collection of tools to help manufacturers port Android to their devices. Google will release the PDK to developers a few months before it launches […]

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Release Date Pegged for July

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will arrive in July.

Google has announced that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be released to Android users starting in July. At Google I/O today, the company announced its next version of Android software, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It will be coming with a host of new features including offline Voice Typing, a new powerful search service called Google […]

How to Watch the Google I/O 2012 Announcements Live

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is expected to be announced.

Today, Google kicks off its Google I/O conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco at 9:30AM PST where the company is expected to not only announced the next version of Android but also unveil a new Nexus tablet device. Google typically provides interested consumers with a live stream of the event and Google I/O […]

Google I/O 2012: What to Expect

Will Google announced Drive for iPhone and iPad?

Tomorrow, at the Moscone Center in San Fransisco, Google kicks off Google I/O, its annual developers conference. The conference will be full of workshops and sessions for developers but it will also play host to several expected announcements that will intrigue consumers as well. At 9:30am sharp, Google executives will take the stage and likely […]

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Confirmed for Google I/O

Android Jelly Bean is coming.

It looks like Google has spilled the jelly beans, and more specifically, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. In a post over on the Google+ Google Developer page, a spilled cup of jelly beans has arrived on the Googleplex campus this morning which all but confirms a Jelly Bean announcement at the upcoming Google I/O later on […]

Google Nexus 7 Tablet Leak Reveals Minimalist Design

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Ahead of Google’s I/O developer conference that will be kicking off this week, it looks like the company’s much rumored self-branded Nexus 7 Tablet that was created in partnership with Asus has been leaked. Images of the device that were leaked on Gizmodo Australia reveals a very minimalist construction with curved rear edges that seemingly […]

My Love/Hate Relationship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

My Love/Hate Relationship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Google has yet to announce Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, its features or its release date and I already have a love/hate relationship with it. The company is widely expected to announced its next version of mobile software at next week’s Google I/O. That piece of software is rumored to be called Android 4.1 Ice Cream […]

Google Nexus 7 Tablet Rumored for Google I/O Debut

Google Nexus 7 Tablet Rumored for Google I/O Debut

The Google Nexus 7 tablet has been rumored for a Google I/O debut and now another report has chimed in saying Google will indeed introduce the tablet later on this month. According to DigiTimes, which is a hit-or-miss publication, Google will be introducing the Asus-made Google Nexus 7 tablet at Google I/O, the company’s annual […]

Google Nexus 7 Tablet Outed in Picasa Pics

Google Nexus 7 Tablet Outed in Picassa Pics

Two photos taken with a device called the Nexus 7 all but confirm the Google Nexus tablet’s existence and its name as well. The Verge is reporting that two photos have shown up on on Picasa Web Albums and both were taken using a device called the Nexus 7, a name that is thought to […]

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Release on the Horizon? (Updated)

Pandora Update Hints at New Android OS

Pandora for Android has been updated and the update says that it has compatibility support for an upcoming version of Android which seems to further rumors of a Android Jelly Bean launch at Google I/O in June. First discovered by Droid-Life, the application’s changelog reveals a number of bug fixes and enhancements but it also […]

More Details of Asus Google Nexus Tablet Surface

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Ahead of Google’s summer I/O developer conference this year, we’re hearing more about Google’s efforts on the hardware side surrounding its Nexus franchise. On the tablet front, we’re getting a clearer picture of the rumored Google Nexus Tablet that’s been speculated to be made by Asus. The device has been rumored to come in at […]

Google I/O Sells Out Within Minutes

Google I/O proved to be an extremely popular event last year with the tickets selling out quickly after registration started. This year? More of the same as the event sold out within minutes of the tickets going on sale. Even with tickets priced at an expensive $900, the event was still expected to sell out. […]

PSA: Google I/O Registration Starts Tomorrow

Last year, Google I/O sold out very, very quickly so we wanted to make sure that those of you who are planning to attend know that registration opens bright and early tomorrow. This year’s Google I/O is going to be taking place during June 27th through June 29th, different than the events usual April time […]

Google I/O Registration Opens on March 27th

In November, Google announced that it was moving its annual Google I/O event from its usual April time slot to the end of June, running from June 27th through June 29th. And while we’re still a few months out from the start the of the event, registration is going to be opening very soon. Google […]

Why I’ll Always Think Twice About Buying an Android Phone

Why I'll Always Think Twice About Buying an Android Phone

I’m going to throw out the usual disclaimer that usually comes with a post like this. By no means am I an Android hater. In fact, I really like Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. I also own a Samsung Galaxy Nexus. So now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, although I’m sure […]

Google I/O 2012 Moved to June, Now Three Days Long

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Normally, Google I/O takes place in April and it lasts for two days. Such was the case with this year’s conference. Next year though, Google will be changing things up a bit as it has announced that Google I/O 2012 will take place over the course of three days and that it will be moved […]