Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jun 2012 20:27 UTC
Google So yeah, Google totally just won the conference showdown by easily beating both Apple and Microsoft. Not only did Google announce Android 4.1 with some really cool new features, a cheap but non-crippled tablet, and a new Android device called the Nexus Q, but they also opened up pre-orders for Google Glass. So yeah.
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RE[4]: Seriously?
by Morgan on Thu 28th Jun 2012 10:41 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Seriously?"
Morgan
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Sorry, but I mostly agree with him regarding Project Glass. I was sorely disappointed at what, for now, is a head mounted webcam at twenty times the cost to build it. I realize it's in the early stages of development, but as I said below, you can pick up a Kinect and get tons of functionality above and beyond where Google is now.

Even if Google somehow managed to shrink the tech inside the Kinect down to eyeglasses scale this year, they would still be a few more years away from what we saw in the effects-laden demo video a few months ago.

I do find the other announcements they made to be intriguing; in particular the Nexus 7 tablet is very close to the "perfect tablet" for someone like me. It's basically a Nook Color but with enough horsepower to run the latest OS smoothly. Even the price is appealing, perhaps even a loss leader. The seven inch Galaxy Tab is bulky, plastic-y and slow compared to it, yet costs much more.

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