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Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
3 years ago4,191 views

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Zim [PersonRank 10]

3 years ago #

Let's see what happens. Will our hopes crash again this year?

I think they will anounce something about the CR-48 or ChromeOS :D

Zim [PersonRank 10]

3 years ago #

Google Music:

music.google.com/music/listen (probably?)

music.google.com/about/

Zim [PersonRank 10]

3 years ago #

Not working outside the US :/

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

3 years ago #

Yes, it's available in the US with invitation... Free while in Beta...

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mbegin [PersonRank 10]

3 years ago #

Here are all of the Google I/O 2011 announcements being made... Updated in real-time...

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mbegin [PersonRank 10]

3 years ago #

<< This morning we talked about our next version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich. Our goal with Ice Cream Sandwich is to deliver one operating system that works everywhere, regardless of device. Ice Cream Sandwich will bring everything you love about Honeycomb on your tablet to your phone, including the holographic user interface, more multitasking, the new launcher and richer widgets.

We also launched Music Beta by Google, a new service that lets you upload your personal music collection to the cloud for streaming to your computer and Android devices. With the new service, your music and playlists are automatically kept in sync, so if you create a new playlist on your phone, it’s instantly available on your computer or tablet. You can use a feature called Instant Mix to create a playlist of songs that go well together. You can even listen to music when you’re offline: we automatically store your most recently played music on your Android device and you can choose to make specific albums or playlists available when you’re not connected. The service is launching in beta today to U.S. users and is available by invitation.

We’ve also added Movies for rent to Android Market. You can choose to rent from thousands of movies starting at $1.99 and have them available across your Android devices—rent a movie on your home computer, and it’ll be available for viewing on your tablet or phone. You can rent from Android Market on the web today, and we’ll be rolling out an update to Verizon XOOM customers beginning today. We’ll start rolling out the update to Android 2.2 and above devices in the coming weeks.

The Android ecosystem has been moving really fast over the last two and a half years and rapid iteration on new and highly-requested features has been a driving force behind Android’s success. But of course that innovation only matters if it reaches consumers. So today we’re announcing that a founding team of industry leaders, including many from the Open Handset Alliance, are working together to adopt guidelines for how quickly devices are updated after a new platform release, and also for how long they will continue to be updated. The founding partners are Verizon, HTC, Samsung, Sprint, Sony Ericsson, LG, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Motorola and AT&T, and we welcome others to join us. To start, we're jointly announcing that new devices from participating partners will receive the latest Android platform upgrades for 18 months after the device is first released, as long as the hardware allows...and that's just the beginning. Stay tuned for more details.

More—extending the platform beyond mobile
From the beginning, Android was designed to extend beyond the mobile phone. With that in mind, we’ve developed Android Open Accessory to help developers start building new hardware accessories that will work across all Android devices. We previewed an initiative called Android[put at-character here]Home, which allows Android apps to discover, connect and communicate with appliances and devices in your home. We also showed a preview of Project Tungsten, an Android device for Music Beta to give you more control over music playback within the Android[put at-character here]Home network. >>

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Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

3 years ago #

Does someone have the link or time-frame-link to a YouTube video of – I heard about this, not sure – the "holographic" interface for Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS, which uses face-tracking to create an optimized display? I'd like to understand what it is...

YouTube can only be seen via proxies here in China so I can't easily stream a lot of videos to look for the right part...

Motti [PersonRank 10]

3 years ago #

Google Tasks due to get API finally

David Pina [PersonRank 0]

3 years ago #

free-codecs.com/download/divx_ ... DivX Free</a>

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

3 years ago #

[put at-character here]Philipp

The face-tracking demo starts at about 16:52 in the "Google I/O 2011: Keynote Day One" video below (I linked it with the time code).

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mbegin [PersonRank 10]

3 years ago #

[put at-character here]Philipp

The "holographic" interface is explained and previewed here:

<< Honeycomb is the next version of the Android platform, designed from the ground up for devices with larger screen sizes, particularly tablets. We’ve spent a lot of time refining the user experience in Honeycomb, and we’ve developed a brand new, truly virtual and holographic user interface. Many of Android’s existing features will really shine on Honeycomb: refined multi-tasking, elegant notifications, access to over 100,000 apps on Android Market, home screen customization with a new 3D experience and redesigned widgets that are richer and more interactive. We’ve also made some powerful upgrades to the web browser, including tabbed browsing, form auto-fill, syncing with your Google Chrome bookmarks, and incognito mode for private browsing. >>

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Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

3 years ago #

Thanks a lot mbegin!

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

3 years ago #

Meanwhile, Tony Ruscoe posts a message on an official Google blog... :-)
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Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

3 years ago #

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Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

3 years ago #

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