This video is a compilation of bits from a Google I/O 2012 session entitled "Making Good Apps Great: More Advanced Topics for Expert Android Developers". Rather than relying on cue cards or slides adorned with dodgy 1990's clip art, this presentation took an incredibly more awesome approach to delivering its message.
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We're trying a new format for this week's Week In Review post. What do you think? While you decide, find out what was making news this week.
At day two of I/O, Google repeated pretty much the same keynote, but it also finally announced Chrome for iOS. After a tortuous wait, it's landed in the iTunes App Store this afternoon, and I spent some time using it. And it's not quite what you'd hope.
BMX bikes! Skydiving! High fives! For everyone who was floored by the movie stunt-style debut of Google Glass yesterday at day one of I/O, well, pump the brakes. They won't even be consumer-ready until 2014, Sergey Brin told Bloomberg Television.
Leading up to day one of I/O, there were rumours Google would launch a big update to Google Wallet that would rely less heavily on NFC. And it's done that, sort of, with the company quietly announcing that it will begin to accept cash-free payments for items bought within video games.
Months of planning went into the stunt that saw skydivers throw themselves out of an aircraft above San Francisco while streaming their plunge live via Google Glasses. You'll have to wait a lot longer than that to get a pair of Google Glasses of your own, but you can watch the making-of video right now.
A few weeks ago, we compared the feature sets of iOS 6 and Android Ice Cream Sandwich to see how they stacked up. But then Google and Microsoft went and dropped all sorts of new features in their new Android Jelly Bean and Windows Phone 8 operating systems. That means it's time to re-examine the relative merits of each once again. Let the battle begin!
We've spent some time with Google's new media Orb. It's a funky little device, but is it funky in the right ways?
This is how fast the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean runs compared to the current Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The graphic interface is extremely fluid and fast, running at 60 frames per second.
The most welcome news from today's Google I/O keynote? Australia is one of the first four countries in the world where you can buy the 7-inch Nexus tablet, manufactured by Asus and running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). The 8GB model is $249, while the 16GB model is $299, and you can order it direct from Google Play.