Google I/O 2012 - The Android Lounge

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DANIEL: Hi there.
I'm Daniel Sieberg with I/O Live.
And we are in the Nexus lounge of Androidville.
And we're going to be talking about a number of different
devices and services that are all tied to your content, how
you get it, where you can view it on different devices.
Plus, we're going to give you a look at the Q right now,
which is super cool.
It just got delivered here to I/O in a
very dramatic fashion.
I'm joined now by Justin.
Justin, introduce yourself for the folks, first of all.
JUSTIN KOH: Hi there.
My name's Justin.
I'm a software engineer on Nexus Q. And I work on both
the software on the Android device that controls it, as
well as the software and the Q itself.
DANIEL: All right.
Well, we're all blown away by how it got delivered.
But perhaps even more so, the technology that's in there and
how people can use it is relevant to folks out there.
We can see it behind us.
It's hooked up to the device that you've got here, which is
the Nexus 7.
So give us a little spin here.
If you want to share your content--
let's just imagine this is our living room.
DANIEL: And you want to share that with folks.
How would you do that with music, first of all?
So I'm here in the music app.
And looking at the Nexus Q and I'm looking at what
song's coming up.
And I decided, you know what?
We should play something else.
So I can come back here and I see all of the songs that are
in my Google Play music library.
DANIEL: Sir, turn that if you can just a little bit for
folks to see.
Got a list of all your songs there.
And so I can just select one and say, add to Media Room,
which is the name of our Nexus Q, and it will play up next.
But let's say that we're impatient.
We want to play it right away.
I can just go down there, find it in our Q and hit, hit.
And you can see that we start playing it right away.
DANIEL: That's very cool.
JUSTIN KOH: But what's even cooler--
JUSTIN KOH: Is that if you had your Android device hooked up
and you had the Nexus Q app, you could go through your
music library.
You could find your own tracks.
And you could add it to my Q as well.
And so we could be listening to both of our
music at the same time.
DANIEL: So it's sharing that experience together.
JUSTIN KOH: Sharing that experience.
You just downloaded a new album and you want to tell me
about the best track on it, you can just show it to me
right away.
DANIEL: That's very cool.
And now, music is one thing, which is obviously great for a
social environment.
So if it was, say, a YouTube clip.
JUSTIN KOH: Excellent.
DANIEL: Would you do the same thing?
So in YouTube, I think there's a new video today that I
really want to see and I really want to show you.
So let's just search for Google Nexus.
And we've got the Introducing Nexus 7, which also got
introduced today.
We just tap on our Android Beam icon up here
and then hit play.
And you can see that we'll be showing each other hilarious
cat videos and product videos.
DANIEL: Not more cat videos.
JUSTIN KOH: Not more cat videos.
DANIEL: And all the content you can get on YouTube, you
can just share it with anybody who wants to see it here?
JUSTIN KOH: Exactly.
And you can share it, I can share it.
And moving on from YouTube, we can actually do the same thing
with the new Google Play movies content.
So that's movies that you've purchased, movies that you've
rented, or TV shows.
And you can share that all on the big screen with everybody
who's watching.
DANIEL: All right.
Let's talk a little bit about the Q itself, the device.
DANIEL: Who makes it?
What are some of the cool specs you can
share with us on it?
JUSTIN KOH: So Google makes it.
And this is really exciting because it's the first piece
of consumer hardware that Google designed in-house and
is manufacturing.
So the Nexus Q has an OMAP 4 processor inside, which is the
same chip that's inside the Galaxy Nexus.
And so you can imagine with all that power.
Or we can deliver a 10 AP video to the best screen and
speakers in the house.
The Nexus Q is also hooked up for just being a music device
if you'd like.
You can hook it up using [? split off ?]
optical audio out.
Or it also has a 25-watt digital amplifier that you can
connect directly to speakers.
And just spread Q all over the house.
DANIEL: So there's a lot of power packed into that
relatively small device.
JUSTIN KOH: Exactly.
And they work well with each other as well.
So if you have multiple Nexus Q's in your house, they will
play music all synced up at the same time.
DANIEL: And that's, I guess, the beauty of it as well.
It's meant to be very seamless.
JUSTIN KOH: Exactly.
DANIEL: People don't have to set up a lot of things and
find out how to integrate it.
Out of the box it's working for you.
JUSTIN KOH: Exactly.
Nexus Q is meant to live in your home.
It's meant to be unobtrusive when you
don't want to be there.
But when you want it there, it can really put on a slideshow.
DANIEL: All right.
Anything else you wanted to show us with the 7 while we've
got it here?
JUSTIN KOH: I think one of my friends might be able
to help with that.
Well, as a matter of fact, we're going to
talk about Play first.
So Justin, thank you so much, by the way.
JUSTIN KOH: You're welcome.
DANIEL: That was fantastic.
And we'll just let this play.
Are we safe to let this video keep playing?
Should we put some music on?
DANIEL: Let's put some music on.
JUSTIN KOH: Let's put some music back on.
DANIEL: Some sort of mood music to set the scene here.
JUSTIN KOH: All right.
Back to our playlist.
And let's just go right back up here.
And we'll just go right back--
DANIEL: Oh, very cool.
Some Rolling Stones?
Nice job.
All right.
Justin, thank you so much for dropping by.
That's great.
JUSTIN KOH: Have a good day.
DANIEL: And Nicole, come on up here.
This is like our guest couch and you're the next one to
talk to us.
DANIEL: You're gonna kind of stitch all of this
together for us.
Because Play, where people get a lot of this content from, is
what we're going to talk about now.
So how would you describe Play to someone who's either
unfamiliar with it or maybe wants to know more?
NICOLE PLANA: So I would describe Play as your store
for all your entertainment.
On Play we feature apps, music, movies, books, and we
now feature television shows and magazines.
Well, we got a look at some of the music stuff.
And we'll get into that in just a second.
But if you want to talk a little bit more about each of
these-- we're going to call them verticals.
DANIEL: Different content, multimedia content, that
people want to consume.
DANIEL: Do you want to start with talking about apps in
particular, maybe?
So I'm Google Play I can just open apps right now.
We have over 600,000 apps and games and a wide variety of
types of apps and games.
So users can check their stocks, read their news, or
just play a game on their tablet or device.
DANIEL: And games-- very, very popular in
the apps store, right?
NICOLE PLANA: Definitely.
DANIEL: It's one of the big ones.
NICOLE PLANA: Definitely.
DANIEL: And in terms of multimedia content like music,
what are some of the new features with finding music in
the Play store?
Music is definitely something we're very excited about.
We feature millions of tracks.
And another really cool feature about music is we
offer personalization.
So we make suggestions based on what you're listening to.
DANIEL: Oh, that's very cool.
Yeah, I'm a big user of Google Play myself.
I get most of my music from there these days.
It's fantastic.
And those recommendations, I think, is really cool.
Yeah, definitely.
DANIEL: OK, so now we talked about apps and music.
How about movies and TV shows?
So we offer hundreds of thousands of
movies and TV shows.
TV shows is something new for Play that we just launched.
And it allows users to catch up on all their favorite
programs, like Breaking Bad or Parks and Recreation.
And then finally books, of course.
Very, very popular.
NICOLE PLANA: Definitely.
DANIEL: Easy to get and download.
DANIEL: What's new in the books world?
NICOLE PLANA: Books is actually the largest ebook
store in the world.
And we offer a wide variety of genres.
So it appeals to everybody.
So we have cookbooks, fiction, biographies.
So maybe you could just hold that up for the camera so we
can get a see.
This is what the whole Play interface looks like.
Maybe hold it up just a little bit higher for the camera.
There you go.
And also magazines, which is something new.
And magazines is also something that we try to
appeal to everybody.
So we have magazines on photography, health.
In the area of health we have Shape and Men's Health
featured on magazines right now.
DANIEL: And just to be clear, folks can get this content on
any of the Android devices.
DANIEL: I have a Nexus Galaxy.
Phone, full disclosure.
We have a Nexus 7 here.
But that's part of the beauty of getting this, is you can
access it on these different devices and share it.
You can access whatever you purchase on your account, as
long as the account's on the device.
DANIEL: Very cool.
All right, anything else you wanted to mention while we've
got you here?
NICOLE PLANA: No, I think we covered it all.
Thank you very much.
DANIEL: All right.
Well, thank you very much.
I'm going to send it to the output couch now.
DANIEL: And our final guest from the
input couch, Krithika.
DANIEL: How are you?
DANIEL: And you have got in your hand something that a lot
of folks want to get their hands on.
This is the Nexus 7.
You guys have gotten a bit of a glimpse of it watching the Q
demo and the Play demo.
But I'd really like to get into the hardware of this.
Well, introduce yourself to folks so they
know who you are.
KRITHIKA MUTHUKUMAR: So I'm Krithika Muthukumar.
And I'm a Product Marketing Manager on Android.
And I've been working on the Nexus 7 and
bringing this to you guys.
So power it up for us here.
KRITHIKA MUTHUKUMAR: So actually, first I'd like to
show you that you can get into your tablet just
by using your face.
See, it saw my face there and it got a little concerned.
KRITHIKA MUTHUKUMAR: So it saw your face and it didn't
recognize you.
Let's try mine.
And I'm in.
And it worked even with me kind of like leering over your
shoulder there.
KRITHIKA MUTHUKUMAR: And right up front is all of my favorite
content from Google Play.
So this tablet is really made for Google Play
from start to finish.
And starting with the vibrant seven-inch display and the
corning glass that's around this.
And you can just enjoy your HD movies in
brilliant clarity here.
So actually let me just jump into one of these movies.
I just get right into Play and start watching a movie.
So it's just that simple.
DANIEL: That's very, very cool.
Now obviously there's a front-facing
camera on there as well?
DANIEL: Of course which is needed to recognize you.
KRITHIKA MUTHUKUMAR: So using the front-facing camera you
can do Hangouts, you can chat with your
friends and video chat.
So that's another part of it.
DANIEL: That's very, very exciting.
DANIEL: To be able to do these kind of mobile
Hangouts would be cool.
KRITHIKA MUTHUKUMAR: I actually talked with my
grandma the other day, who's in Singapore.
And she was on her cell phone and I was on my tablet.
DANIEL: Really?
KRITHIKA MUTHUKUMAR: And we had a Hangout right there.
DANIEL: That's fascinating.
And for people who don't know, a Hangout is this up to 10
people video chat for Google+.
You can Hangout with up to nine of your friends at the
same time right through Google+.
DANIEL: That's very cool.
KRITHIKA MUTHUKUMAR: The other thing that I'd like to show
off to you guys is just that it's built with Android 4.1
Jelly Bean, which is the latest of the world's most
popular mobile platform.
And it's just smooth and fast.
And it's got some cool new features like a new search
interface and Google Now, which brings you just the
right information that you need without you even having
to ask for it.
DANIEL: Now I see Chrome on there as well, of course.
So Chrome is the browser of choice.
So you can browse the web Chrome-fast.
You can also get any of the other Google mobile apps.
It's really the best of Google on your
tablet and mobile device.
DANIEL: Have you had a lot of fun playing around with this,
by the way?
Because you look like you have.
DANIEL: You've got a chance to see this stuff before lot of
other people.
I've got my demo device here.
You guys will see the little number up here.
I've had a chance to play with it for the past month and a
half or so.
And I find myself just enjoying content more.
It is really built for all your entertainment and
enjoying it.
So I've read a couple of the books that came
preloaded on here.
I've seen Transformers 3 a couple of times.
And actually I even checked out the Food Network magazine.
You were doing research.
KRITHIKA MUTHUKUMAR: And found a good recipe.
DANIEL: You were doing research.
DANIEL: Yeah, yeah.
I understand.
And so give me some of the technical specifications of
this too that people are curious about.
So this has got a Tegra 3 Quad core processor from Nvidia.
It's made by ASUS, one of the leading manufacturers of
hardware devices.
And other technical specs that you'd want to know is that
it's got the 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera.
So you'll look great when you're video chatting with
your friends.
DANIEL: It's very, very cool.
Anything else you wanted to show us on it while we've got
you here and a captive audience?
KRITHIKA MUTHUKUMAR: So the other part of this experience
is really for Play.
And you've seen a bit of it.
But I think the consumption part of it, not just the
store, has also been optimized for this.
So as a seven-inch tablet, it's really perfect.
It's thin, light, and portable and it fits in your hand.
You can just open up an ebook and immediately
start reading it.
And the display makes it really easy to read as well.
DANIEL: That's very, very cool.
night or you're hiding--
DANIEL: It's got to be very light, right?
DANIEL: That is incredibly light.
Do you know exactly how much that weighs?
KRITHIKA MUTHUKUMAR: I don't want to guess.
But you can find the specs at
And availability, price, tell us all about that stuff.
KRITHIKA MUTHUKUMAR: It is ready to pre-order today.
And it's available in either an 8 gig or a 16 gig version.
So even though Google Play is made for the cloud and you can
store all of your entertainment without needing
the hard drive, you can still store a lot of your favorite
content and keep it when you're away from your internet
And I assume this all works together.
We've talked about Play, which we've seen.
And the Q. This can already be--
This is a Nexus device.
So it brings the best of Google to your mobile device.
DANIEL: That's great.
Well, I'm going to bring you two guys back
up here for a second.
Since we have a little more time left.
Anything else you guys wanted to mention while
we've got you here?
I'm just fascinated by all this cool stuff.
And we're hearing some of the music right now thanks to Q.
Anything else you guys want to throw out there?
I think the best part is actually playing with a bunch
of your friends.
The Q is the first social streaming media player, so you
can bring your device to the party and just start playing.
I think it's great how the products work well together.
You've got the tablet when you're using your personal
consumption, and then when you want to share with other
people that's what Q's for.
DANIEL: And there's all that content in Play
whenever you want it.
So you can share your content.
Again, if you bring your device to a party, you can go
back and forth between who selects the music.
So I think it's a really great way to
integrate all the products.
KRITHIKA MUTHUKUMAR: One thing I did want to mention is that
it's also fun to play games on this.
It's got a gyroscope and an accelerometer, so it's got all
of the things you'd want to really dive in and use that
And then you could have that experience, potentially, on
the big screen?
JUSTIN KOH: Can't say for now.
That's all right.
That's fine.
Well, thank you to each of you.
Maybe just say your name again so everybody
knows who you were.
JUSTIN KOH: I'm Justin.
DANIEL: All right.
This is our little party here and we're going to keep
hanging out.
Thank you so much for joining us.
That's Play, the Q, and the Nexus 7.
Check them all out.
Stay tuned for lots more here on I/O Live.