During the first day of Google’s I/O Developers Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, the search engine giant unveiled its new Nexus 7 tablet, Android with Jellybean OS, and Internet-connected glasses, proving its power in taking the tech world by storm.
Here are the major announcements that had everyone tweeting and talking.
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Nexus 7 tablet, made by Asus, is most stunning for its price point of $199. The tablet is equipped with a 7-inch display, nine hours of battery live, and the new Jellybean OS. The product will be available for delivery in July via Google Play. Google also unveiled information for the Nexus Q, a “Google TV” device that streams music and multimedia at home.
Google making the Nexus 7 a 7-inch tablet makes sense and is smart, given the ridiculousness of 10-inch 16×9 tablets.
— Will Smith (@willsmith) June 27, 2012
More and more, Nexus 7 looks like a really big phone, not a tiny tablet.
— matt buchanan (@mattbuchanan) June 27, 2012
There’s not a 3G/4G connection built into the new Nexus 7? BOOOOO!
— Dave (@spiffydt) June 27, 2012
— Daniel (@Dan_The_Man2011) June 27, 2012
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The updated Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS includes smart widgets that automatically resize, voice search and typing, Google Now, richer notifications, and the iTunes competitor, Google Play. Those with Galaxy Nexus, Moto Xoom, Nexus S devices will receive over-the-air Jellybean updates in July.
You can now update, uninstall Android apps via Google Play site cnet.co/LPg1zn
— CNET (@CNET) June 27, 2012
meanwhile, not a hint of a message on how 4.1 will get to other android devices quickly. and that’s because google doesn’t know or care.
— Chris Ziegler (@zpower) June 27, 2012
What happens when the tens of millions of people with non-Nexus Android phones try/fail to do any of this cool Nexus Q stuff?
— BuzzFeed FWD (@fwd) June 27, 2012
Wow Android Jelly Bean is such a rip-off of iOS 11! goo.gl/sFZX7
— Sascha Pallenberg (@sascha_p) June 27, 2012
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Google co-founder Sergey Brin wowed the crowd with this showcase. Parachutists jumped out of a blimp while donning the Internet-connected glasses, showing the conference audience a view from the sky via the wearable device. They then landed on the very building in which their 6,000-person audience was seated. Prototypes will be sold to developers for $1,500.
Google’s Project Glass: A promise for the future, but is it a future you want? zite.to/MqHwDM
— Daniel Ha (@dsoleilstudios) June 27, 2012
Amid all the pant-wetting hyperbole tonight over Google Glass, surely it has one obvious flaw: it’s a pair of glasses.
— Bryan Glick (@bryanglick) June 27, 2012
I’ve decided to skip the Google Glass project and hold out for Apple Contacts.
— Steve Bryson (@eEditor) June 27, 2012
This Google Glass project is most exciting thing in tech for years IMO. As disruptive as mobile phones were in 5 yrs. tnw.to/j12N
— Richard McKay (@RichardMcKay) June 27, 2012