io2012

Did Google fail to impress Google TV fans at IO 2012?

Jul 7th - Android fans were short of breath at this Google IO’s keynotes. What is not to love? We got some Android 4.1 Jelly Bean goodness, the $200 Nexus 7 and the Nexus Q were announced and the Google Glass announcements were one hell of a show (with skydivers, bikers and all). But Google forgot about one […]

Still time to win one of two Google I/O prize packs (including the newly added Samsung Chromebox!)

Jun 28th - This is just a quick alert to remind everyone that there are only two days left (the 28th and 29th of June) to enter to win one of two Google I/O prize packs. Yesterday, we were clued in on what, exactly, was being given away. We were surprised to hear that we’d be able to […]

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Makes Your Old Galaxy Nexus Feel Like New Again [VIDEO]

Jun 28th - Wondering what your Galaxy Nexus will look like once it’s gotten Jelly Bean 4.1? Chris and the gang have pulled the upgrade down to their Google I/O-provided handsets to take a look at how this operating system performs on phones. Chris focuses on Project Butter’s ability to make the Galaxy Nexus’ dated (but still not […]

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Walkthrough on Nexus 7 [VIDEO]

Jun 28th - Unless you’ve been living under Mt Mordor for the past day or so, you might have known that Android 4.0 Jelly Bean has been officially announced and will be on its way for phones and tablets starting next month. We posted our in-depth look at what’s new in Jelly Bean yesterday, but there’s nothing like […]

Missed the Oprah moment earlier today? See what you could win from Google I/O inside! [CONTESTS]

Jun 27th - As we expected, Google doused the 6,000 or so in attendance with free gifts aplenty. Their annual Oprah moment was right on cue at the end of their presentation where they generously gave each developer and member of the media three devices. One was a   Galaxy Nexus, a phone I’m sure will be popular […]

Nexus 7 tablet hands-on from Google I/O [VIDEO]

Jun 27th - Rob and Chris eagerly shuffled over to the Nexus 7’s demo station where they got their hands on the newly-announced, Jelly Bean-infused device. They give you a quick two minute tour of the device, but fret not as they’ll have a more in-depth look at the thing once they get their very own to take […]

Nexus 7 vs Kindle Fire vs Acer Iconia Tab A110

Jun 27th - Google have finally unveiled their Nexus 7 tablet and, for $200, it should wow and impress most of you. It’s stacked right up against an existing heavy hitter in the Kindle Fire as well as the newly announced Acer Iconia Tab A110, both of which are priced and sized quite comparably. But just how well […]

All the new features in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Jun 27th - Google have announced that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is on its way to developers and users alike. With the update coming sometime in June, users are going to want to see what to expect from this incremental update. Don’t let the .1 fool you: this thing is jam packed with changes that will make it […]

Google Glass Explorer Edition up for pre-order: With $1500 price tag, not for everyone

Jun 27th - Google Glass has been one of the most interesting recent projects in the tech industry. We find ourselves broken about the subject, as it may turn out to be one of the most awesome accessories in Android’s history – But it could also be the biggest gimmick. Regardless, Google has finally announced when these wearable […]

Tablet-optimized app for Google+ to be released today!

Jun 27th - It is hard to believe it has been a year since Google+ saw its debut. It had a bad start, and not the best follow-up, but those of us loyal to the social network have kept it alive and strong. There is one thing Google has lacked to give us until today, though. That is […]

Google formally introduces the Nexus Q, pre-sale starts today for $299

Jun 27th - It snuck out earlier today, but as of the Google I/O 2012 the Nexus Q is official. In essence, the Nexus Q is a small Android-powered computer that is designed to function as beautifully as it looks. It’s an interactive media streaming device for playing back music, video, and web content and is based primarily […]

Google Play Store continues to get better, even more content and features

Jun 27th - The Google Play Store is young when it comes to content, aside apps (which there are plenty of). Competitors have more music, more books and more movies. This is something Google is trying to change, and it is one of the main focuses here at Google IO. We are seeing a flurry of announcements and […]

Google Nexus 7 tablet pre-sales begin today for $200, ships mid-July

Jun 27th - The folks at Google have announced that the Google Nexus 7 tablet is going up for pre-sale starting today. You can plunk down $200 for your very own 7 inch Tegra 3 tablet that takes full advantage of the advances made in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. You’re getting an extremely powerful device for your money […]

Google and ASUS officially unveil the Nexus 7

Jun 27th - It’s what we’ve all been waiting for, folks: Google and ASUS have announced the Nexus 7, a pure Google tablet that lets you take advantage of all the goods they’re offering up in the Android market. But forget the software for now (we’ll get into that later): let’s talk specs. It has a 7 inch […]

Jelly Bean headed to Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, and Motorola XOOM in July, SDK available now

Jun 27th - Google just took the wraps off their latest version of Android, Jelly Bean. Android 4.1 features plenty of awesome improvements, including the speed and smoothness of Project Butter, enhancements such as offline voice dictation, and a refined search experience featuring Google Now. So when can anxious Android users get their hands on all these awesome […]