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Introduction of the new Google Nexus
Presentation | Introduction of the new Google Nexus
At the entrance was expecting a small group of journalists. Fifty people, and maybe a little big band, getting ready for the beginning of a modest press conference, which was to appear on the tablet modest size. Wall screens broadcast the fancy graphics, creating the appropriate mood of the importance of the upcoming events. There is no mystery about new items were not. Even before the news conference Nexus 7 (based on Android 4.3) can be ordered at Best Buy for $ 299 99 U.S. cents. Google, unlike Apple, prefers mystery full clarity.
Observers noticed the shirt Matias Duarte (Matias Duarte) with a fun abstract print. Sounded tune «We Are Young», anticipating the event. Everything pointed to the fact that we will show a device for entertainment. The wait was somewhat delayed.
The word has taken a leading vice-president of Google’s Sundar Pichai applications (Sundar Pichai) and told the audience that summer was stressful. He called the current turning point in the history of computing. The first topic of the day was designated “the device from Android», and the second – device from Chrome.
Then it was time numbers. It turned out that at the moment the world has been activated 70000000 “android” tablets. Now for the mobile platform developed by the search giant more than a million applications. From Google Play carried 50 billion downloads. Each user of this year, bringing in 2.5 times more profit than last year.
According to Sundara Pichaya, Nexus 7 appeared a year ago and has increased the sales of tablet-based Android.
Came on the scene, Hugo Barra (Hugo Barra). The new tablet is 2 millimeters thinner than the original and is 50 grams lighter. Resolution seven-inch screen new items: 1920 x 1200 Pixley, that is 323 pixels per inch. This is the highest among all known tablets in the world. The color scheme extended by nearly a third. Resolution of the front camera: 1.2 megapixels, and the principal, which is located on the rear panel, 5 megapixels. CPU Speed: 1.5 GHz. GPU power has increased four-fold.
RAM has doubled and amounted to 2 gigabytes. On board: Dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. CPU 80% faster. The battery is able to hold out for 9 hours when watching HD-video. It will be enough for 10 hours of surfing the Internet.
This is the first device based on Android 4.3. It has been said about the new version of Jelly Bean. In Android 4.2 adds support for multi-user mode in Android 4.3 there were “limited profile.” On the application, you can put restrictions on the user level, which will protect children from unwanted applications for them. For example, turn off the ability to make purchases through the application. Android 4.3 interface is almost the same as in version 4.2.
Home sales trends: 30 July 2013 year. Three models are available: 16GB Wi-Fi (229 U.S. dollars), 32 GB Wi-Fi ($ 269 U.S.) and 64 GB of LTE (349 U.S. dollars). But not everywhere, but only in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Japan, Australia, South Korea and Spain.
Bluetooth Smart sensors for fitness. OpenGL ES 3.0 is supported, and this is good news for game developers. Were shown graphics capabilities of the new tablet, and they made a good impression. A new set of DRM allows the hardware to encode the video. 4.3 update is compatible with the Nexus 7, Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and the Galaxy Nexus.
Updates were made and applications. In particular, when scrolling the Chrome displayed in full-screen mode. Appeared in automatic translation of web resources and maps at a higher resolution.
Communication tool Hangouts, which replaced the Google Talk, too, has changed. The elements of the application display is more convenient than before.
Appeared on the scene Ellie Powers (Ellie Powers), the managing Google Play, and told about the new services the app store. The new application Google Play Games in the same screen displays a list of games and a list of friends. Something like Game Center from Apple. The application is available today. Then were shown the possibility of games. Already available in the app store Riptide 2 and Prince of Persia 2, which will be there tomorrow.
In Google Play Books new section textbooks. They will be available via the Web and Android-devices.
200 billion people are watching videos online a month. Of these, almost half of Netflix and YouTube. According to Pichai, people almost do not watch online video on their TVs. Google has developed a solution based on Chrome. It’s called Chromecast. This is a five-centimeter “clip”, which is powered energy via USB, connect to the HDMI connection, and provides within the home via Wi-Fi.
With the help of YouTube videos you can stream from your phone or laptop to the big TV. In a new YouTube button «Cast». The volume can be adjusted directly from the phone. Playback will continue even when the phone goes into sleep mode. The solution is compatible with the iPhone and supported by YouTube application for the popular smartphone from Apple. Chromecast is independent of the operating system and is equally friendly and iOS, and Android.
But in addition to YouTube, there are also Netflix. Upon detection Chromecast in Annex Netflix have the appropriate button and translation becomes possible. The application also supports Pandora Chromecast. In the beta version of the ability to pass on the television screen displayed on a computer screen web page. To do this in the Chrome has a button «Cast». In the same way, you can play videos from Vimeo. These capabilities are supported by most laptops and Mac-based Windows.
Developers are encouraged tools Google Cast SDK, which will allow them to make their applications compatible with Chromecast. Google plans to integrate the functionality of Chromecast come in a wide range of devices. Chromecast costs $ 35 and is supported by Android, iOS, Chrome on Windows and Mac, and Pixel. Soon will be available in the U.S. and in other countries “as soon as possible.” Chromecast will be sold through Amazon, Best Buy and other retail outlets.
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