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Google i/o day one results: 2013
Google i/o day one results: 2013
As most of you know, yesterday opened its doors on Google i/o Conference 2013. In this article I would like to sum up the results of the short key events of the first day.
At the beginning of Google i/o 2013 onstage came out head and Sundar Pichai said Android is pretty entertaining statistics. Since the launch of the Android OS (4.5 years) has been activated more than 900 million mobile devices. We remind that recently the head of the Board of Directors of Google Eric Schmidt said that by the end of the year will be over 1 billion milestone in Android devices activated. It should be noted that 900 million of the activated devices is almost two times more compared with 400 million in the past year. During the existence of Google Play users installed more than 48 billion apps for the Android OS. By comparison, the number of downloaded apps from the App Store almost has exceeded 50 billion.
With regard to the successes of the Chrome browser, the number of active users is more than 750 million that 300 million more than last year. Google Cloud Messaging Service (GCM) also received an update. About 60 percent of the applications use a GCM, through which each day passes more than 17 billion messages.
Provider Location, Geofencing Fused and Geofencing
The Conference also presented three new geolocation API for Google services (Provider Location, Geofencing Fused and Geofencing) that allow you to quickly and accurately identify the location, allow you to create geofences and determine the movement of the object in space.
During the Google i/o 2013 was submitted to the Android Development Studio environment. A set of tools in the Android Studio allows you to make changes to your application real-time while everything works pretty fast and requires the least effort. Environment includes lots of emulators for viewing applications, so even if you don’t have on hand your device, you can verify the correct operation of the application.
Google Play Music All Access
Also worth mentioning is the launch of an online music streaming Google Play Music All Access. The service is charged and, unfortunately, available only to residents of the United States. Monthly fee is $ 9.99. Service is strictly focused on personal preferences of users and use the Explore function instead. Like Spotify and other music services All Access will allow to select music according to mood and personal preferences. By the way, for residents of the United States in the first month of using the All Access is absolutely free, and those who will have to sign up before June 30 will receive a monthly allowance of two dollars.
Google Play for Education
Play for Education
Among other announcements at the Google i/o event 2013 note section “education” in Google. All educational applications, who will undergo rigorous testing, you can sort by various parameters (type, age and preferences etc.). New educational features will also be added to the Google + that will allow students to share learning materials. Unfortunately, this innovation will be available publicly until this autumn, but developers are already preparing hard soil applications.
We should mention the redesign of Google + social network. Major innovations within the Google I/O 2013 told Executive Vice President Vic Gundotra. Instead of lists of posts, comments and photos to Google + speakers came.
Google home-can be represented by three columns of cards and photos. Also reports on the improvement of work with heshtegami. Column width can be adjusted depending on the capabilities of the display.
As expected, during the Google i/o 2013 was submitted to the cross-platform messaging service Hangouts of, previously known as Babel, which combines Google Talk, Google + Google + Messenger Hangout. Soon for iOS and Android will be issued the appropriate application, and Google Talk in Gmail Web interface changed to Hangouts. Using the Hangouts of, users will be able to exchange instant messages, make video calls and video conferencing (up to 10 people at a time). Google ensures complete synchronization of correspondence on all devices and all messages will be safely stored on the servers of the search giant.
Samsung Galaxy S4 in the store Play Google
Google also announced the beginning of sales of flagship Smartphone Samsung Galaxy S4 in the Google store Play. This is where users will be able to buy the new product with a clean Jelly Bean and Android OS and an unlocked bootloader. This means that Google bought in Play smartphones Galaxy S4 will get updates along with first line of Nexus devices. In-store Play Google Smartphone Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available June 26. Users will be offered a modification based on the single chip system 600 and 16 Snapdragon Gbajtami built-in Flash memory. Galaxy S4 price in-store Play Google is 650 dollars.
Google + photos
Google not only has changed the design of Google + but also has improved the work with photographs. Among the innovations include Auto Enhance and Highlights, as well as complex tool Auto is Awesome. The Auto Enhance feature allows you to remove red-eye, noise and wrinkles, increase or decrease the brightness, contrast, saturation and other parameters. At the same time Highlights, you can automatically select the best images from the series. Auto tool set will help you create Awesome panoramic images, collage and HDR-pictures and even GIF animations from a series of photos. It is worth noting that the pictures of normal size (up to 2048 pixels) there are no restrictions, and the higher resolution image storage allotted 15 Gb.
Don’t forget the search giant Google and Now. Here update addressed the recommendations, reminders, and public transport. Reminders in Google Now you can create by using voice commands. However, currently only supports the English language. The service Google Now now analyze search queries and display information (music, films, books), depending on the preferences of each user. As for public transport, here is Google Now can display information in real time. Again, the feature only works in some cities. For example, in Japan, the system can notify about the last train.
Also change voice search interface has changed. Now users will be able to communicate with devices like the happy owners of Google Glass points. To start the service do not have to press the button with the pictogram of the microphone, just say “OK” to Google. Analyze the questions and seek answers to them would be an intelligent Knowledge Graph. For a correct display of answers users will have to tell Google to much personal information and secrets. Currently it supports the following languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Turkish, Korean, and simplified and traditional Chinese.
Voice search works only with Chrome and Chrome OS, but in the future it is expected out specialized applications for iOS and Android operating systems.
And finally. Google could not ignore the mapping service. The new version of maps is an updated interface and the new and exciting features. Google Maps interface became much easier. The basic bet is placed on the search bar. It is worth noting a huge archive of photos from the most remote corners of the Earth, so users can immediately go to galleries and explore the main attractions of different cities. Users will also be able to literally look into the different buildings and even read the reviews of other users about them. To do this, simply click on the buildings that interest and points are marked on the map. Map analyzes user activities and their friends, routes and search queries. On the basis of the information received, they give advice to users on the sites that might be interesting.
At the moment, the new version of maps is in beta, and is accessible by invitation only, which you can get here.
The search giant also announced updated map service for mobile devices, which is a personalized approach to the rating system, navigation and special offers from major companies such as Starbucks.
New version of mobile apps for iOS and Android OS should be available this summer.
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