Google has launched its Tablet in partnership with Asus called Google Nexus 7.It will run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.It has a 7-inch, 1280 x 800 HD display, a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 12-core GPU, and 1GB RAM. There’s also a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera and all the sensors including NFC.It is getting launched in India during late September.ASUS has confirmed this Information.
Google claims nine hours of HD video playback and up to 300 hours of standby.It weighs 340 grams.The Nexus 7 starts at $199 for 8GB with $25 credit for Play Store (limited time only) — a 16GB model is available for $249. The UK pricing is £159 and £199, respectively, and also shipping around the same time.
Google also unveiled the Nexus Q which Google called an Android powered computer and a social streaming device. The spherical device can be controlled using Android devices, but instead of streaming content from ones device, the Nexus Q plucks content from the Google Play accounts.
It uses a 1.2GHz Ti OMAP processor, the same one as the Galaxy Nexus, an audiophile grade audio chip, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and also features a multitude of ports for connecting to ones TV and music system.
Additionally, users will also get a microSD slot for memory expansion and its LEDS will change according to the tempo of the content and if the device is hooked up to an HDTV, it will display a visualizer for the same effect. Google says it will retail for $299 in mid-July and will be available in the US.
Google has acquired Quickoffice a popular productivity platform.
Google had the following to say
We’re happy to announce that we have acquired Quickoffice, a leader in office productivity solutions.
Today, consumers, businesses and schools use Google Apps to get stuff done from anywhere, with anyone and on any device. Quickoffice has an established track record of enabling seamless interoperability with popular file formats, and we’ll be working on bringing their powerful technology to our Apps product suite.
Quickoffice has a strong base of users, and we look forward to supporting them while we work on an even more seamless, intuitive and integrated experience.
We’re excited to welcome the Quickoffice team and their users to Google.
Google has acquired popular web chat service provider Meebo.
Meebo announced in its blog that
We are happy to announce that Meebo has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Google! For more than seven years we’ve been helping publishers find deeper relationships with their users and to make their sites more social and engaging. Together with Google, we’re super jazzed to roll up our sleeves and get cracking on even bigger and better ways to help users and website owners alike.
The Much Awaited Cloud Storage Platform from Google termed as Google Drive has been launched.Google Drive will offer 5GB storage linked to one’s Google Account.
Google Drive is a Competition to Dropbox and Microsoft’s Sky Drive.Google Docs has also been integrated into Google Drive.
If You Need More Storage You can Pay for that 25GB is $2.49 a month; 100GB is $4.99 a month,1TB is $49.99 a month. There are plans upto 16 TB of Storage.
There are also few features missing in Google Drive like Google only lets you synchronize files and folders placed in the Google Drive folder. The iOS apps aren’t out yet and there’s no news of versions for Windows Phones or Blackberry.Google Drive doesn’t copy your Google Docs data to your computer, so you cannot access those files when offline.
But as Google Says in its Official Blog
This is just the beginning for Google Drive; there’s a lot more to come.