This year in July Google Corporation provided a new version of the operating system Android 4.3, new tablet Nexus 7 running on the basis of the OS, as well as set-top box device Google Chromecast, which became the biggest surprise. And in this article we will try to outline these three new devices with best video reviews done by Youtube bloggers and hope it’ll be interesting and useful for you.
Google has also broadcasted this press event live via Youtube and above is the full recorded video of that event. If you have missed it, you can watch it now and see all the announcements in high definition. Google Chromecast was one big announcement and the rest are expected through rumor mill. HDMI based Chromecast really the best deal for any android mobile or tablet user to stream their device contents to big screen television sets.
Chromecast Set-Top Box
Chromecast console helps to display content on the TV from your phone, tablet or laptop. With its help you can display video on the TV from streaming services, movies and music from Google Play, as well as any material that you can open in a browser. Also you can manage content from your mobile device or PC.
Thus, for example, if you connect up Chromecast to your tablet to show cartoon for kids, on the TV screen there is only video, and not everything that happens on the tablet display. Thus, simultaneously with the broadcast video over the set top box you can check your mail or roam the internet.
This device has diminutive size. Its length gadget is about 5 cm and it looks like a USB flash drive. The device connects to the TV via HDMI and to Wi-Fi. With Chromecast you can work on smartphones and tablets, on the Android and iOS, as well as on computers where the browser Chrome are installed.
New Nexus 7 Tablet
This tablet is the first device based on the new version of the OS – in this case, based on Android 4.3. The gadget is a logical continuation of the previous model, the Nexus 7, which came out last year. Like the Nexus in July 2012, the gadget was released by ASUS.
Its weigh is 50 grams less than its predecessor was and also the new version is 3 millimeters thinner. In this tablet there is the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, the RAM from 2GB to 4GB and two cameras: 1.2-megapixel and 5-megapixels. Recall that last year’s version had less powerful processor Nvidia Tegra, 3,1 GB of RAM, and only one front camera with a resolution of 1.3 megapixel.
Also the Nexus 7 has the highest resolution display (323 dpi) among 7-inch tablets. The Nexus 7 battery survives 9 hours of video playback or 10 hours of Internet surfing.
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
By sight the new version of the operating system Android 4.3 is not very different from the previous version 4.2. The main innovation is the ability to create user profiles with limited rights. First of all, this function is designed for parents: they can make inaccessible some applications, block access to the certain sites or block to buy something with help of the tablet.
Android 4.3 also supports Bluetooth Smart with low-power consumption and OpenGL ES 3.0 specification, which will help game developers to create more advanced Android game.
Android is not the first operating system that implements the ability to create “child” accounts. Windows 8 users can also connect to the “children’s environment”, restricting access to applications and videos.
Author’s bio: Alex Strike is the one who’s submitted this article here. Alex is a blogger of eBooks site.