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Google’s Breakfast with Sundar Pichai Press Event Summary

Here’s a summary of Google’s Breakfast with Sundar Pichai Press Event.

The New Nexus 7

  • 2mm thinner, 2.75mm narrower on both sides (5.5mm in total), 50 grams lighter
  • Black on black design, soft-touch back
  • Same 7″ design, 1920 x 1080, 323 ppi, 30% wider range of colours
  • Dual stereo speakers, latest virtual surround technology from Fraunhofer (the guys who brought mp3)
  • 1.2MP front camera, 5MP rear camera (1080p video)
  • 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro (1.8x CPU, 4x GPU compared to original Nexus 7), 2GB RAM
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, 4G LTE version (in US only)
  • HDMI output (via slimport), NFC, Wireless charging
  • 9 hours of HD video playback, 10 hours of web browsing and e-book reading
  • Ships with Android 4.3
  • Available in 16GB Wi-Fi (USD229), 32GB Wi-Fi (USD269), 32GB LTE (USD349)
  • Available from Tuesday 30th July (Wi-Fi only) at play.google.com and online/offline retail stores, LTE version available in coming weeks

Android Jellybean 4.3

  • Multi-user with restricted profiles
  • Bluetooth SMART (for low powered devices)
  • OpenGL ES 3.0
  • New DRM API (hardware-based encryption and content protection)
  • Available on the new Nexus 7, original Nexus 7, Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and Galaxy Nexus starting today. HTC One (Google Edition) and Samsung Galaxy S4 (Google Edition) very soon.

Latest Google Apps

  • Google Drive – New tiled layout with preview
  • Chrome – Fullscreen (15% more screen space), Translation
  • Google Maps – Fullscreen, Explore tiles
  • Hangouts – Screen-sharing
  • Google Play – Filter apps “Design for Tablets”, 5o app collections,
  • (New) Google Play Games – Leaderboards
  • (New) Google Play TextBooks – Search, bookmarks, highlighting, notes, night mode, web or Android/iOS, top 5 major textbook publishers, purchase or rent for 6 months (up to 80% off)

ChromeCast

  • Fast and easy to set up, nothing new to learn, across platforms and devices
  • 2″ dongle plugged into the HDMI port of the TV to “throw” videos to your TV from any mobile device and desktop
  • Press the “cast” button to play video or music on your TV
  • Use your mobile device or desktop as your controller
  • Switch between device as a controller
  • Synchronised video playing, controller, across multiple devices
  • (Beta) Project any Chrome tab to the TV
  • Google Cast SDK – enable interactions between devices & TV, build on existing mobile and web apps, developer preview launching today (Android, iOS, Chrome)
  •  YouTube, Netflix, Google Play & TV, Play Music, Chrome, Pandora and other apps coming soon
  • Retail for USD35, available for purchase in TV immediately from Amazon.com, Bestbuy.com, Google Play. Available in Bestbuy stores as early as 28th July. Get 3 months free Netflix with every purchase.

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