Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Google's Nexus 7, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and Microsoft Surface

Google just announces Android 4.1 Jelly Bean which runs on Google's Nexus 7 in today's Google I/O meeting. 
Google's Jelly Bean cup runeth over, kill grass in the process

The latest Android has following updates using multimedia intelligent technologies:
  • Frame rate bumps to 60 fps
  • Offline voice typing
  • The predictive keyboard is also able to guess at which word you intend to type out next. Only U.S. English will be supported for now
  • Accessibility which is the newly-added Gesture Mode allows blind users to navigate their devices with gestures, and support for external braille devices has been added as well
  • Improved photo applications. User can pinch to enter a film strip view for faster perusal
  • The ability to share video via  Near field communications (NFC), as well as the ability to pair with an NFC-enabled Bluetooth device just by tapping it
  • Mobile search improvement; Search results that appear in “cards” that package information in an easy view culled using the Knowledge Graph. Voice search was improved, and it seems awfully Siri-esque in how it can display and read out search results with a very natural sounding female voice
  • Google Now “gets to the right information at the right time… automatically”
  • Notification improvement. Notification bars include social streams, sports scores, calendar dates, flight status, recommendations and other key items. Users can now return phone calls from within the notifications shade, as well as view multiple emails without having to jump into a separate app

Google's Nexus 7 comes with Android 4.1 contains

Google's Nexus 7 tablet outed before IO 2012 update now with specs, price
  • Quad-core Tegra 3
  • GeForce 12-core GPU
  • 1.2-megapixel front camera
  • 7 inch 1280x800 IPS display
  • 8 ($199) or 16GB ($249) of storage
  • 1GB of RAM
  • GPS, Bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Micro USB
  • 4325mAh battery
  • Sensors: accelerometer, magnetometer, and a gyroscope
  • NFC with Google Wallet
Compared to Microsoft surfaceNexus 7 is smaller. Since both devices use the same Tegra 3 chip, performance should be comparable. Regarding to OS part, I think Android 4.1 has more powerful multimedia intelligent capabilities as mentioned above.

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