Nexus 10, Nexus 4, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Officially Announced

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Nexus 10, Nexus 4, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Officially Announced

Nexus 10, Nexus 4, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Officially Announced

In spite of the cancellation of Android event due to Hurricane Sandy, Google unveiled Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) along with several Nexus devices, Nexus 4 smartphone made by LG, the Google Nexus 10 tablet by Samsung and the new Google Nexus 7 tablet versions made by Asus.

Nexus 10 sports an impressive 10-inch 2560 x 1600 display with 300ppi. The tablet is 8.9mm thick and weighs just 603 grams and includes Samsung Exynos 5 SoC and a Mali 604 GPU. Display, Batter, Chips are made entirely by Samsung.

Nexus 10 will cost $399 for a 16GB model and $499 for the 32GB.

Nexus 4 has a quad-core processor, a 4.7-inch display with 320ppi. It also features wireless charging and of course shipped withe the latest version of Jelly Bean, Android 4.2.
Nexus 4 by LG

Nexus 4 by LG

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean is an incremental Android update and will offer a slew of new features:

– Photo Sphere, which will let you create panoramic photos.

– Swype-like Gesture Typing keyboard

– Multi-user support for tablets.

– Daydream is a new Android feature that will turn your Android device into a live gadget when in idle or dock.

Along with other enhancements to Google Now.

Google also updated its Nexus 7 with 3G version. Nexus 7 will cost $199 for 16GB and $249 for 32GB. Nexus 7 with 32GB and mobile data will cost $299 unlocked.

Microsoft New Logo Inspired by Apple’s Typeface

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Microsoft Unveils a New Logo Since 1987

Microsoft Unveils a New Logo Since 1987

After 25 years, Microsoft has unveiled a new look and feel to its corporate logo. The new logo, which incorporates a multicolored Windows symbol in addition to the “Microsoft” name in straightforward, lighter type, is intended to “signal the heritage but also signal the future — a newness and freshness,” said Jeff Hansen, Microsoft’s general manager of brand strategy.

The new logo features the name “Microsoft” in the Segoe font — a font Microsoft owns and has used in its products and marketing for several years. The font also figures prominently in the new Windows 8 user interface.

Its not surprising that Microsoft got inspired by Apple in this time around, the new logo font Segoe is a clone of Apple’s Myriad Pro font which is used in Apple’s various products as the one typeface.

Microsoft New Logo Inspired by Apple's Typeface

Microsoft New Logo Inspired by Apple’s Typeface

Interesting that what they ended up with reminds people of Google’s Chrome browser logo colors as well.

Google Chrome Logo

Google Chrome Logo

via The Seattle Times, Andrew Brett Watson

Apple All But Confirms 7.85-inch iPad Mini Rumor

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Apple All But Confirms 7.85-inch iPad Mini Rumor

Apple All But Confirms 7.85-inch iPad Mini Rumor

Reports from The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and New York Times claim inside knowledge of Apple’s plan to release a smaller, less-expensive iPad model for release later this year.The new iPad, iPad mini, will boast a 7.85-inch form factor and cost “significantly less than the latest $499 iPad”.

The company is developing a new tablet with a 7.85-inch screen that is likely to sell for significantly less than the latest $499 iPad, with its 9.7-inch display, according to several people with knowledge of the project who declined to be named discussing confidential plans. The product is expected to be announced this year.

This comes as no surprise after a series of purported iPad mini engineering samples that were leaked and included side-by-side comparisons with the current third-generation iPad.

Purported "iPad mini" engineering sample

Purported “iPad mini” engineering sample

iPad mini is expected to compete against Google‘s recently-announced $199 Nexus 7 Android tablet as well as Amazon Kindle Fire and the upcoming Windows Surface featuring Windows RT.

To have a look at what you expect from the new iPad mini, which actually close to 8-inch than 7-inch diagonal, here is a good represtation from @trojankitten

7.85-inch iPad compared to other popular 7-inch tablets

7.85-inch iPad compared to other popular 7-inch tablets

Watch Google I/O 2012 Day 1 and Day 2 Keynotes

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Google I/O 2012

Google I/O 2012

If you missed out on the Google I/O 2012 day 1 and day 2 Keynotes, you can now sit back and have the opportunity to do it.

In the first day Google has announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean along with the Google Nexus 7 tablet and the Nexus Q. In day 2 Google has much focused on Chrome browser, Google Drive and Chrome on iOS devices, and another look at Google Glass skydivers.

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