Google’s 2012 I/O keynote event certainly was jam-packed with exciting new product announcements. The most notable ones included the launch of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the Google Nexus 7 Tablet, the Nexus Q media steaming device and the new Chrome browser, which is now also available for iOS. Android Jelly Bean impressed us enormously with its Bi-directional text and other language support, smoother UI, resizable widgets, Android Beam app for data transfer and offline voice dictation. But the crowning features of this latest release were Google Now and Voice Search. Google Now seeks to better understand your search history and automatically provides you with the right information at the right time. The current available Google Now cards begin with Traffic, Public transit, Next appointment, Flights, Sports, Places, Weather, Translation Currency and Time at home.
Voice Search offers a significantly superior alternative to Apple’s Siri voice assistant. It provides blisteringly quick response times to voice enquiries and a detailed knowledge of Sports facts and results. Click on the video box below to watch our coverage from some of the key highlights of the Google I/O 2012 event.