All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google I/O 2012’

Google Chromebooks Now Available At 100 Best Buy Stores

Now, before someone snipes me with a “Chromebooks are already available at Best Buy’s online store,” the significance of this is Google’s portable computer will be available in Best Buy’s brick-and-mortar stores, meaning you can go in and get a hands-on perspective before you lay your money down. Naturally, this directly affects American consumers. While there are international Best Buy …

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Google Drive For iOS and Chrome OS Announced

Google’s keynote presentation for its second day of Google I/O has been focusing mostly on mobile. Google sees mobile connectivity as a “revolution” that will bring the unconnected parts of the of the world online. As part of its mobile focus, Google has announced that Google Drive is coming to both iOS and Chrome OS. Clay Bavor, director of product …

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Gmail’s User Count Is Incredibly Large (Google I/O)

So who has the largest amount of unique users regarding web email services? Is it Gmail, Hotmail, or Yahoo Mail? If you go by last year’s numbers, all three weigh in at about the 300-350 million mark regarding active users, but thanks to a tidbit of information dropped during Day 2 of Google 2012 I/O conference, Gmail may be pulling …

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Google Cloud Messaging for Android Saves Battery Life and Kills C2DM

Between Google’s big announcements of the Nexus 7, Nexus Q, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and Sergey Brin’s crazy skydiving spectacle, its not improbable that you may have missed the news about Google’s new Cloud Messaging service for Android. Google Cloud Messaging for Android (GCM) is, according to the description on the Android developer website, “a service that helps developers send …

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Google+ Gets Native Tablet App And Events Today [Google I/O]

After the impressive Jelly Bean presentation, Google is not done. The company has switched gears to Google+ and the future of their social network. The first major announcement is that Google+ is launching a native app on tablets today. Google pushed out a redesigned Google+ app for iOS and Android over the past few weeks. Google said that many users …

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Google Announces Nexus 7, a Powerful 7-Inch Tablet

The reveals from Google I/O just keep rolling out. Google has now announced its least-kept secret product announcement of the conference: the Nexus 7 tablet. The tablet has a screen that is 7-inches diagonally, the exact same size to a Kindle Fire. The screen resolution, though, is 1280 x 800, slightly higher than the Fire’s 1024 x 600. It weighs …

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Google Announces Tools For Developers And Hardware Partners At I/O

Jelly Bean is official and it looks glorious. Developers will no doubt want to get their hands on the new operating system to take advantage of all the new toys available to them. Google knows this and has already released an SDK alongside some new tools for their hardware partners. Up first is the Android 4.1 SDK and developers will …

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