The Google I/O developer conference begins on June 27, and rumor has it that the tech giant has some pretty exciting stuff to show off. We are curious to know what’s in the store this time by Google.
As far as we know, Google will launch its next version of Android, Jelly Bean. Nexus Tablet is certain to make its debut at the show. It is rumored among the techies that Jelly Bean is just a minor update to the Ice Cream Sandwich. Ice Cream Sandwich was huge update in terms in User Interface and Functionality. But what are the expectations from Jelly Beans?
Integration of Google Chrome: – As Google Chrome beta is already in the Play Store, all android techies are expecting Google will integrate the Chrome browser in the Jelly Beans and thus provide seamless experience of browsing desktop version of Google Chrome.
Battery Life and Power Management:- With huge improvement in Power Management and Battery life in the Ice Cream Sandwich, it is expected there will be further significant improvement in the battery’s efficiency and give users better control over the services.
File Manager: – It is also predicted that Jelly Bean could come up with an in built File Manager for users to manage and organize their files easily without installing third party file managers from Play Store
Faster Upgrades: – One of major hurdle manufactures face is applying their own customizations to Stock AOSP Android. HTC has Sense UI, Samsung has Touch wiz Interface and apparently all other manufactures have their own customizations. That is main reason upgrades are slow which we saw after Ice Cream Sandwich was launched. But now Google is expected to de-couple UI Customizations from the Core OS so that manufactures can apply their customizations much faster and thus consumers will receive updates and upgrades more often.
Lite version of Jelly Bean: – There is huge boom of Cheap Android phones in the market. But because of low end hardware configurations (Lower MHz CPU, Smaller RAM and Less Internal Storage) in such lower end and mid range phones, performance becomes a big issue. Many people are facing lags and eventually performance is affected. We are expecting a lighter version of Android OS for such lower end and mid range smart phones to overcome issue of lags and bad performance.
Also we came across rumor which states that Google Play Store will be revamped with refreshing new UI similar to desktop Play Store in Jelly Beans. Post by Loranz Yousif on Google+ gave first glimpse at what Play Store might look like. Here is preview of the New Play Store:-
New Play Store in Jelly Bean
Across the top of screen is rolling bar of “Popular Applications” and below a scrollable list of “What’s Hot” applications. Also we can see different tabs in the bottom via:-
- Android Apps
- A purple rectangle could be anything. It may be Magazine Tab as rumored.
We are unsure whether this is fake photoshoped image or genuine one. It’s fairly easy to fake images and may be the “Resigned Play Store” is also pure rumor. Well, anything is possible, and soon everything will be revealed in few short days when Jelly Beans will be unveiled in Google I/O 2012.
What do you guys think? Is this Fake Play Store? Will all above expectations be met in Jelly Beans? Share your views in comments below.
Source:- loranz Yousif, itechpost.com, androidandme.com