This year has been a great one for Android. The Nexus tablets have really helped boost Android into many households, and updates to the operating system have meant that Android finally feels like a complete operating system. Here we have compiled a list of our favourite Android apps to be released or heavily revamped this year. The list isn’t in any particular order.
Google have released the most common search terms of 2012, in a heart-warming video which is fit to bring the year to a close.
Rumour has it that Apple are planning on launching a smaller and cheaper version of the iPad, to compete with the increasingly more aggressive competition posed by Android, notably the Nexus 7.
The new Apple tablet will measure 7-8inches diagonally, but won’t feature the high quality retina display that the new iPad (3) received at launch back in March.
By launching a smaller iPad, Apple increase their chances of continuing their domination of the tablet market. Questions have been asked recently over Apple’s place in the tablet market, as the iPad is one of the most expensive on the market. Last week at I/O 2012, Google and ASUS teamed up to announce the Nexus 7, a 7inch tablet which packs a punch for an amazingly low price tag.
The new iPad is thought the be launched in October this year. Personally, I’m glad that tablets are finally starting to become cheaper than laptops.
Google recently revealed the Nexus Q, a social streaming device which allows you to purchase a product on your phone, and view it on your tablet and T.V. But what they didn’t announce, was the Easter egg which comes with it.
The hidden feature begins when the user taps the Nexus Q image on the Android app repeatedly. Eventually, a screen pops up, “Have a dilemma? Ask the Q”.
Using Google’s accurate voice recognition, the user can then ask the Q a question resulting in a random response, much like the old magic 8 ball toys.
Google often hide Easter eggs within their products, a good example being the image hidden behind each Android Version in the settings menu.
Source: Adrian Perez