Today, Google unveiled quite a few new products and services today, most notably the new Nexus 7, just simply called the Nexus 7 (2013) and the Chromecast.
|Nexus 7 (2013)|
Google also announced Google Play Textbooks, which is a dedicated category just for learning material. You will be able to Purchase or Rent for 6 months at a time, the books are Up 80% discounted and the comprehensive selection of titles includes textbooks from all 5 major publishing houses. The service will be available in August and it’ll sync across Android, iOS and the web.
The new companion app to go along with the new Google Play Games Service and it is simply called Play Games. The app will show leader boards and will allow you to connect with your friends (on Google+) to challenge or play along-side. It will also track all your achievements and it will serve as a single repostitory to launch all your games (just like Steam does).
And last but not least, Google introduced the Chromecast, which is a HDMI dongle that only cost $35. It can mirror content being played on a nearby tablet or smartphone or computer. How it works, is that the device connects to your local WiFi network and similairly connected devices using Chromecast. You will be able to display YouTube videos, Netflix content, mirror your Google Chrome window (and some people have already been able to play local PC content using Chromecast), show content from Google Play like movies (and possibly music) and soon, Pandora audio content. It is available on the Google Play Store (US-Only for now), in Best Buy and on Amazon.
|That’s what it’ll look like but it will need the USB cable to power it|