At Google I / O, the Web large was once no longer content material to existing Google Song, he additionally expressed his plans for the Android coming months.
Hugo Barra talked about the well being of the ecosystem of Android crew that at present greater than one hundred million units. The top of Google additionally stated that the platform had been greater than 450,000 builders who’ve written greater than 200 000 functions. In step with the newest ratings, it’s not unimaginable that the platform Google may have extra functions than the App Retailer by using the tip of the 12 months. Google lists greater than four.5 billion downloads, together with $ 1 billion only for the final two months.
On the other hand, there are more than 310 Android devices sold in over 110 countries. Google active every day more than 400 000 terminals , 100 000 more than in the beginning of the year.
In addition to this deluge of statistics, the Mountain View company has announced the immediate availability of Android 3.1 for Tablet Xoom Motorola . On the menu: optimizations, resizable widgets and better management of USB devices (with the possibility among others to be able to use a joystick …). This version will also be deployed on the Google TV that earning a platform for downloading, which is scheduled to open this summer.
With regard to its ecosystem, the Internet giant seeks to catch up with Apple in the program including a unified version of Android (for tablet and smartphone). Called Ice Cream Sandwich , this version will offer a single user interface for smartphones and tablets and will be accompanied by tools that simplify the development of concurrent applications on all devices.Release date: fourth quarter 2011.
Always to make her more attractive ecosystem, Google has announced a development kit to enable manufacturers to make accessories for Android smartphones. The Google program is far less stringent than that of Apple: it's free and has no NDA.
The current beta allows for 20,000 songs to be uploaded for free.
In another clear swipe at Apple, Google also announced movie rentals.
Priced between $1.99 and $3.99, rentals can made on both tablets and smartphones, thought the latter will be available in a couple of weeks.
Rentals include HD video and last for 24 hours once playback has begun, just as iTunes rentals do.
On the other hand, Google has launched a new initiative called Android @ Home . The idea is to integrate as much as possible the Google system in the house of the future. Among the examples: the ability to adjust the brightness of a room using a bulb compatible Android. The bulb in question is $ 50.
Another example: a small box that connects to an audio system that lets you play your music stored on Google Music. Everything is controlled from a shelf Android.
Latest announcement of interest: the willingness of Google to end fragmentation . The Internet giant has convinced many of its partners to start with Motorola, AT & T, LG and Samsung, to commit to upgrade if it is technically possible their Android products for a period of 18 months.However, in response to This Is My Next , Andy Rubin of Android boss conceded that the procedure was not set and that set was given to those partners think about the long term … this list could also s enrich new names.
Finally, as always, Google has coddled his conference participants. These have seen the next available tablet Samsung due out in June. This is the Samsung Galaxy Tab Limited Edition 10.1 which weighs 565 grams, gets 1 GB of Ram and a dual-core processor works with 1 GHz and Honeycomb.
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