Google I/O kicked off with a keynote address Wednesday morning in San Francisco, and following the introduction of Android 4.1 "Jellybean" and Google Play updates, the search giant announced its own branded tablet, the Nexus 7.
Google Play is known as Google’s pretty red ribbon; it is the finishing touch that ties together all of Google’s hit services, including music, movies, books, and apps. By all means, the product itself is impressive, and according to Google’s blogspot allows users to store up to 20,000 songs for free, download Android apps and games, get eBooks, and rent new releases and HD titles. And because it’s cloud-based, if your computer crashes or is stolen, all of your data is already backed up. But when it comes to Apple’s thriving ecosystem, Google simply can’t touch this.
’Twas the night before Apple’s March 7 media event and not a creature was stirring -- but the same cannot be said for our daily recap! Yes, we’ve got those last-minute iPad 3/iPad HD rumors everyone wants to read, but also a few patent-related updates and some news on how Google is reworking its Android Market to be more like iTunes. Okay, you can at least feign surprise, can’t you? Without further ado, here’s what’s making news for this Tuesday, March 6, 2012.