Google is filing a new patent that seeks to protect the use of motion-based gestures to control an Android device hands-free, By putting a Motion sensor beside the front facing camera of the phone, Same concept that Microsoft Xbox Kinect is using.
Taps, swipes and hovering would be the signals to have the device carry out a pre-programmed task, With a single tap on the front camera the user could then use a gesture to search and control web pages for example, or play/pause/shuffle Music, Answer/End calls, Switch silent Mode ON/OFF and so on...
The hands-free concept has been done before. The Pantech Vega LTE, sold only in Korea, uses its front-facing camera to allow users to make a waving gesture to answer a call, flip an ebook page, browse pictures in the gallery or change a song. Check out the video below to see how the phone works. And while not important to its hands-free use, we should also point out that the Pantech Vega LTE offers a 4.5 inch LCD display with one of the highest pixel density counts we have seen at 335ppi.
We all heard rumors about the Google Nexus tablet, well, Today we have some juicy info about it, "Google Play" is the expected name of Google Upcoming 7-inch tablet. With a rumored resolution of 1280x800 pixels with Android ICS 4.0 (or JellyBean 5.0), this tablet will be Google entry to the tablets Market, Ofcourse, the tablet will be manufactured by Motorola which is now officially a Google company.
Expected Release Date
Soruces confirm that the production (factory production not market release) of the Google Play tablet could start as early as in April 2012 and it be a Motorola branded tablet
Google Play™ Trademark
Now, here is the only clue we have for why Google might have chosen Play as the name. On February 29th, the company registered a bunch of domains via brand protection company MarkMonitor. Here is the list of Domains:
Google is highly expected to launch the "Google Nexus tablet" this summer. The device will reportedly offer a 7-inch display with 1280 x 800 resolution, Google will produce around 1.5 to the 2 million units initially. The tablet may also be Manufactured my Motorola.
The Nexus Tablet is rumored to cost $199 ONLY. The OS is currently rumored to be ICS 4.0, but Jelly Bean 5.0 is not out of the question as the tablet could see the light of day at the I/O developer conference, which is scheduled for late June this summer. So we can expect a JB Tablet from Google, it will also be the first Jelly bean Device on the Market too. Why Not? Google has the right to Exclusively put the OS on her devices first!
Google plans to launch glasses with a heads-up display by the end of 2012, the New York Times reports citing sources familiar with the matter. The glasses, who were previously rumored to have a front-facing camera with flash and a voice input interface, will be Android based, sources say.
They will include a display, mere inches from the wearer eye, streaming real-time info about your surroundings, similar to the various augmented reality applications we have seen on smartphones.
As Seen on "Iron Man" Movie!
The data will be fetched through a 3G/4G data connection, and the glasses will retrieve information about their surroundings through GPS and several sensors. The glasses will cost "around the price of current smartphones" sources say. While definitely not very precise current smartphones cost anywhere from $150 to $600 this price range shows that Google intends the glasses as a product for the mass market.
Why Chrome For Android is Awesome ?
Google for Android is still a BETA version but it is the best beta application we have seen so far, Mostly beta apps are unstable and crashes a lot unlike chrome For Android as we did not face any force close problem with our google chrome (on YouMobile's Galaxy Nexus). We decided to Review the browser and show you what is the best feature of the Chrome For Android BETA so far.
We already know that Google Chrome for Android will not get Flash support, but even without flash Chrome can be very fast and smooth while watching videos, Most of Video sharing websites render videos in HTML5 along with Flash like (Hulu, Youtube, Vimeo..etc) and Chrome for Android has a full HTML5 supprot but not just thay, It also has a HARDWARE-ACCELERATED HTML5... this means a super fast HTML5 rendering and smooth content streaming even faster than flash. Thats Why Adobe is moving away from Flash!
Secured & Synced
Google Chrome for Android is the best browser when it coms to security just like desktop version of chrome, It also scan your download files and warn you before entering a website with malwares. You can clear easly clear your chrome Cache, passwords, usernames and forms with one click (screenshot above) to be sure that your private data gone from your phone so you can share your phone with anyone.
Also Chrome For Android is synced with your desktop Chrome, bookmarks, passwords and log-ins even the windows you opened recently on your desktop chrome being synced to your Chrome for Android to have the same websites open on your phone ready for you when you click on your chrome icon.
Chrome For Android have tabs for Multi-browsing, Most of the current browser have this feature! but the most amazing feature that Only Chrome for Android has it, is the "Pre-loading Webpages". When typing or searching for a webpages, Chrome can guess what page you will likely to open next while you are typing or even still searching for it... Chrome start pre-loading the page so it will be ready for you in zero time. You can turn this feature On-Off or make it through Wifi only to save 3G roaming data.
We offered the apk Installation file for Chrome for Android for Everyone to download and Enjoy!
Google was rumored to release its own cloud service, Today we know what its Called and even have a screenshot. Google Cloud service will be called "Google Drive" and the screenshot above shows the file manager of cloud storage.
Drive, will potentially allow you to store a certain amount of data online, with the idea that it be accessible from any location with internet access, as well as via other devices you own.
Today Google have been given the official final OK by the European Union to purchase Motorola Mobility. This unconditional regulatory approval will allow Google to purchase the handset maker for a total of $12.5 billion USD, the EU noting though that they would be monitoring the company and rivals use of Motorola patents to ensure they all comply with their antitrust rules galore. This deal was originally announced this past August and still needs U.S. Justice Department approval before it can be finalized. We can Now say that Motorola is Officially owned by Google.
This merger comes without concern from the EU on whether it will present any competition issues, but the idea that Motorola was purchased for its patents is alive in the minds of more than just Google.
Google Music was launched last year as beta and got our f Beta stages in the same year too, but the Google Music services is available Only in the US, Even the Google Music Android App which is like a Music player with ICS theme was not available to all regions too.
Today, Google Music Android App spotted available for Install directly from the Market in more countries as google is expanding its services, we don't have a full list currently but it includes Egypt, UAE and Kuwait. We will Update the list very soon Stay-tuned!
Two days ago, We posted about Google Wallet HUGE security vulnerability hat effects all users regardless of if they are rooted or not, but Google has come forward to say there is nothing wrong with the product and anyone who is at risk of losing sensitive Google Wallet data is someone who made a specific decision to lower their entire phone security, and it is their problem.
Google also announced that its Wallet app is Safe to use and this round of bad publicity should not be taken out of proportion.
Google Official comment on this:
"Google Wallet is protected by a PIN as well as the phone lock screen, if a user sets that option. But sometimes users choose to disable important security mechanisms in order to gain system-level "root" access to their phone; we strongly discourage doing so if you plan to use Google Wallet because the product is not supported on rooted phones,".
Chrome for Android was released with No Flash support and will Not run Flash Player, the popular software that Apple has banned, Adobe confirmed yesterday that it will not bring it to the Android Chrome browser.
The acknowledgment was no surprise as last November, Adobe announced that it will be abandoning development of Flash for mobile browsers. However, The stock Android ICS browser included with the operating system does support Flash.
Adobe Official announcement on its blog:
"Today Google introduced Chrome for Android Beta. As we announced last November, Adobe is no longer developing Flash Player for mobile browsers, and thus Chrome for Android Beta does not support Flash content. Flash Player continues to be supported within the current Android browser."