Google Nexus 7, Nexus Q & Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

· · · Music, Software, Tablet

Google launches quite a few things at this morning Google I/O 2012.

New gadgets like Google Nexus 7 (US$199) (Play Store Link – US Only), Google Nexus Q (US$299) (Play Store Link – US Only) and Google Triad Bookshelf Speakers (US$399) (Play Store Link – US Only).

Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) is also announced which is the update to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). It will be available next month (July 2012) via OTA. Google Galaxy Nexus will be the first phone to get it. I am using the Galaxy Nexus and looks like it is still not yet outdated! Android 4.1 will bring new life to the phone!

Few software updates for Android like Google+, YouTube, Chrome and Google Maps.

Google Glass is being shown, but you are not able to get it unless you are a US based Google I/O 2012 attendee and have US$1,500 to spare.

It kinda suck when you cannot get any of the gadgets that Google announced right now because it is available to US, wonder how long will Google take to upgrade Singapore as an initial roll-out country like what Apple did.

Nexus 7

Nexus 7
Nexus 7

  • CPU: Quad-core Tegra 3 processor
  • RAM: 1 GB RAM
  • Storage: 8 or 16 GB internal storage
  • Resolution: 1280×800 HD display (216 ppi)
  • Display: Back-lit IPS display
  • Scratch-resistant Corning glass
  • Camera: 1.2MP front-facing camera
  • OS: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Battery: 4,325 mAh (Up to 8 hours of active use)
  • Dimensions: 198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm (340 grams)
  • Connectivity: Micro USB, Bluetooth, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, NFC (Android Beam)
  • Sensors: Microphone, Accelerometer, GPS, Magnetometer, Gyroscope

Pricing: US$199
Availability: Mid July 2012 (US)

Nexus Q

Nexus Q Front
Nexus Q Front

Nexus Q Back
Nexus Q Back

  • CPU: OMAP4460 (dual ARM Cortex-A9 CPUs and SGX540 GPU)
  • RAM: 1GB LPDDR RAM
  • Storage: 16GB NAND flash memory
  • OS: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Diameter: 4.6 inches (116mm), (923 grams)
  • Finish: Die-cast, precision machined zinc bottom housing. Injection-molded, interactive balanced top dome with precision bearing and satin touch coating
  • Hardware Controls: Rotating top dome volume control. Capacitive touch sensor for mute
  • Lighting: 32 RGB perimeter LEDs, 1 RGB LED for mute indicator
  • Connectors/Ports: Micro AB USB (for service and support), Micro HDMI (Type D), TOSLink Optical audio (S/PDIF), 10/100BASE-T Ethernet (RJ45), Banana jack speaker outputs
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, NFC
  • Amplifier: 25W class D (12.5 watt per channel)
  • Power: Integrated 35W switching power supply, World-ready 50/60Hz 85-265V AC input, Automatic shutdown for audio amp supply when not in use
  • Applications: Google Play Music, Google Play Movies and TV, YouTube

Pricing: US$299
Availability: Mid July 2012 (US)

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

  • Faster, Smoother, More Responsive
  • Enhanced Accessibility
  • Bi-Directional Text and Other Language Support
  • User-installable keymaps
  • Expandable notifications
  • Resizable app widgets
  • Simplified task navigation
  • Google Now
  • Camera enhancements
  • Android Beam enhancements
  • Offline voice typing
  • Better text input via dictionary improvement and learning capability

Availability: Mid July 2012 (OTA)

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