Devoxx 2012: Android

Uploaded by GoogleDevelopers on 19.11.2012


MALE SPEAKER: So welcome back at Devoxx.
I'm here today with Chet and Romain.
And we're here to talk about, well, Android.
Hi, guys.
You've been here many years, and this time, this year,
you're here with a gift.
You came with a present, and it's 4.2.
You actually made the release for the conference.
CHET HAASE: Just for Devoxx.
MALE SPEAKER: Yes, I know you did.
ROMAIN GUY: And not just us, but a lot of people back home.
MALE SPEAKER: Absolutely.
You're just representing all of them.
So 4.2 has a number of end user features.
Do you want to mention a few and do you want to maybe show
the device?
ROMAIN GUY: --show the device to the camera here.
So one of the biggest new features is multiple users,
only for tablets at the moment, but you can create
multiple accounts, and each account has its own settings,
its own applications, everything is separate.
MALE SPEAKER: But you do share applications.
ROMAIN GUY: Yes, you can install the--
yes and no--
if you install the same applications on two accounts,
we share the data.
But it's different applications--
applications are linked to your account,
to your Google account.
CHET HAASE: But it doesn't have to get downloaded twice
for two different users.
MALE SPEAKER: So that's a good thing.
ROMAIN GUY: We do have widgets on the lock screen, so the
same widgets that you love on the home screen, you can
install them on the lock screen as well.
So you don't have to unlock the device before you can do
something, like check your calendar or listen to a song.
MALE SPEAKER: So you have access to the camera as well
from the home screen?
ROMAIN GUY: On the phones, yes.
You have access to the camera.
MALE SPEAKER: And do you want to talk about the new features
in the Phone?
CHET HAASE: We can do that.
MALE SPEAKER: I'm sorry, the new camera features on the
phone, or the camera in general.
CHET HAASE: So there's a couple of features that are
worth calling out.
One is HD--
I'm not a camera person.
So you can take--
ROMAIN GUY: We invited that guy?
CHET HAASE: Why don't you explain it?
You're the camera person.
I'll talk about Photo Sphere.
ROMAIN GUY: So yes, we have HDR on devices
that support it.
It's a high dynamic range.
It helps you to takes picture, when you have a high contrast
in the scene--
for instance, you have a backlit person or backlit
scene, you can use HDR to bring back all the details
that are in the shadows or in the highlights.
It works amazingly well.
We also have the Photo Sphere.
It's an extension of panoramas, but now they are a
full 360 degrees, so a real sphere.
And you generate photo, so just a simple JPG that you can
share with anybody, but we have special players on the
phone and on Google+ online.
And you have this interactive 3D panorama, and you can play
with it and look around and have this
3D feel of the scenes.
MALE SPEAKER: Yeah, I've used it.
It's awesome.
And I've seen people play with it here, and--
ROMAIN GUY: Yeah, it's a lot of fun to take those pictures.
MALE SPEAKER: It's a lot of fun.
So quick settings--
there are few other features.
ROMAIN GUY: Yeah, we have a lot of other features.
There's the new keyboard we have just for typing so now
you just have to swipe over the letters.
It's actually impressing, like, it's amazing--
CHET HAASE: It's amazingly accurate.
You spell out these sentences by gesturing.
You think you're missing things and it just interprets
the right word.
It's really incredible.
MALE SPEAKER: So these are all end user features, so we all
benefit from that.
What about developer features?
So I hear those things about being able to
drive a second display?
So we've got multiple displays, and this is
interesting in a couple of different ways.
First of all, you can have a multiple display.
You can plug-in through say HDMI to an external display
and the application can detect all the displays that are
currently configured on the device and can detect when
they're plugged in and when they're removed.
And then it can choose to play different content on that
other display.
And if it's protected content, then you'll want to know that
it's a secure line and secure stream to that other device,
and so you can query and say, is this going to be a
protected stream?
And then there's also the ability to, on the Nexus 4, to
play through wireless to HDMI.
So you can have a wireless HDMI connection through a
dongle that's a separate device that you then attach to
your display device, your TV, and then you can actually play
HDMI, but it's just going wireless the whole time.
And it looks like any other external display device.
MALE SPEAKER: So from a developer perspective, I have
two screens.
It's not just mirroring the exact same screen.
By default it will do the mirroring.
But the application can request to not do that.
And then it's like you create a simple dialog on the other
screen and you can use your normal views, you draw with
OpenGL if you want.
You can do anything you want with that second display.
MALE SPEAKER: So use cases would be, of course,
presenting, having a presenter console, [INAUDIBLE].
ROMAIN GUY: A great example is what we ship today, the Play
Movies application, we play the movie on the second
display and on your home device, on the host, on the
host, on the tablet or the phone, you see the play
controls, so you can pause, play, seek.
And you only see the movie on the other display.
Do you want to talk about Daydream and what that is?
CHET HAASE: Daydream's our new screensaver-ish thing.
You can create, these applications that can play
when the screen times out.
And so you can see beautiful things, like the photos in
Gallery that are wafting by on the screen, but they can also
be interactive.
So if you actually want to-- some of those screensavers
that we ship are interactive.
Like there's a photo table, you see the photos going by,
and you can tap on one of the photos and it'll expand in,
expand out, you can fling it out of the way.
There's another one that's Currents--
it's a reader application.
ROMAIN GUY: Yeah, it shows you the news from your feeds.
And if you see news that you're interested in, you can
tap on it and you get more details about it.
And of course, it's a public API, so
anybody can write a Daydream.
It's very easy to do.
It's very similar to writing an activity or a normal
Again, you can do whatever you want to.
You have views, you have OpenGL, you have the canvas.
Very easy to do.
CHET HAASE: You always wondered what was happening on
your Android device when it went to
sleep and now you know.
Of course, so if it wasn't obvious for people listening,
this is an update to Jelly Bean, so this is 4.2.
Who is getting the update and when?
Do you know?
ROMAIN GUY: So [INAUDIBLE] has already started yesterday for
Nexus and Nexus 7, and the Nexus 10 and the Nexus 4 are
coming out with 4.2 pre-installed.
And the source code is available in the Android Open
Source project.
MALE SPEAKER: It's been rolled out, or
maybe it's there already.
ROMAIN GUY: It's already there.
CHET HAASE: The SDK came out yesterday.
ROMAIN GUY: The SDK is available.
The SDK, actually there's a change in the SDK.
We now bundle, the ID in the SDK.
So one download, you have to plug-in the ID--
the SDK, all the tools, everything is in one bundle.
MALE SPEAKER: And this is all synced on level 17?
ROMAIN GUY: It's all synced on level 17.
MALE SPEAKER: Anything else you want to point out from a
developer prospective or 4.2?
ROMAIN GUY: Download of the [INAUDIBLE] things--
we publish API difs, so you can see the differences
between this new API level and the previous one.
Go check it out--
a lot of little changes that can be very useful to you.
They're not big features so we're not calling them out
here, but they might save your life when you're writing your
CHET HAASE: We also spent about an hour talking about
this just a couple hours ago, and that talk will hopefully
be available on [INAUDIBLE] sometime soon.
So there's a lot more detail, especially about
the developer features.
MALE SPEAKER: I also want to take this chance to applaud
Google Developer Live.
We have developer advocates running office hours and
presenting and they will be spending some time on the new
version of Android, of 4.2 in the coming weeks.
So check out developers.googl
So, thanks guys.