Google hosts its annual I/O Developer event in San Francisco showing off Android, A Nexus Tablet, Google Glass and more.
400 million Android devices, one million activations a day – Google shows off the staggering numbers behind their ecosystem
Jelly Bean, Android 4.1 revealed, rolling out in mid-July - Google officially took the wraps off Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the next evolution of its mobile platform and although not quite as revolutionary that the shift from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich was, it still marks an important improvement for the ecosystem.
Project Butter improves Android 4.1′s speed to a silky-smooth 60FPS - As major part of the upgrade seen in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google has unveiled Project Butter, an advancement meant to alleviate Android’s frequent problems with device lag. Project Butter lets the CPU and graphics run in parallel, rather than crash into each other, and has a big impact on both real and perceived speed.
Google makes the Nexus 7 tablet official – My favourite announcement of the entire day was watching Google pull a Microsoft on everybody with the announcement of a tablet. The Nexus 7 features a quad-core Tegra 3, 1.2-megapixel front camera, NFC and 1280 x 800 IPS-based LCD display and the asking price is just $199 for an 8GB model and $249 for a 16GB version.