Google IO 2012 keynote
My thoughts on stuff announced at the Google IO 2012 keynote yesterday, in order of how I’m remembering them not how they were ordered in the keynote.
- Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean” enhancements - thumbs up, look like good stuff, nothing revolutionary but some good evolutionary changes.
- Nexus 7 tablet - been waiting for this for months, pre-ordered the 16Gb version during the keynote. :) Will do a post about it when it arrives.
- Various Google Play media announcements - meh, I’m maybe slightly more likely to buy media from Google than Apple, but in general not that likely to do either.
- Google+ enhancements - meh, I barely use Google+. Interesting that the Events changes seem to have pissed off half the Internet.
- Nexus Q media device - interesting choice they would release this, I have no idea who the market is - hardcore hackers wanting a media device to play with would be better with a Raspberry Pi and the non-hackerly would probably get an Apple TV for $110. I have a Linux XBMC box I built with an Acer Revo 3610 that was under $200. So… don’t think this will fly, at least at this price.
- Google Glass demo - interesting, and certainly entertaining, though questionable to have such a huge demo for something not available to even select devs until next year. Personally I could see possibly using a Glass-like device in certain situations – at work, or when I specifically know I want to capture lots of video or photos – but the concept of wearing one all the time that they’re trying to promote gives me the heebie jeebies.
So, any thoughts?