The Great Things Lawyers Will Love from Today’s Breakfast Event

Wow! Three big announcements from Google during the breakfast broadcast event: Nexus 7 2; Android 4.3; and Chromecast.

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Nexus 7

We already knew a lot about the 2nd generation Nexus 7, but the event confirmed a few more things. First, there will be a 4G LTE model available from T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon, and will retail for about $350. Second, the Nexus 7 will have Qi charging capabilities, making it cordless.

It’s still going to be one bad mother with the highest resolution screen of any tablet on the market. Nexus 7 will be available from several vendors on July 30.

Android 4.3

This incarnation of the Android OS looks to revolutionize the way people game and interact with their Android devices. The big news was that the OS will be available to Nexus devices beginning today. Start checking your updates. One of the biggest features is restricted accounts, which will prevent access to apps, Play Store, and even specific parts of installed applications.

If you don’t want to wait for OTA, then you can flash your Android 4.3 images.

Chromecast

This non-Android, non-device specific little device looks to break into the home media market at a decent price.

Chromecast

 

The USB drive-like toggle plugs into an HDMI port and allows you to stream music, video, and other media from your Android phone or tablet, iOS phone or tablet, and laptop or Chromebook. The cost: $35.

Here’s why I believe Chromecast will change the way lawyers present content.

First, Chromecast is affordable. For a modest amount of money, users can connect devices to televisions and present information to juries or clients. The product seems to require very little technical knowledge, thereby making it easy-to-use. And finally, it’s a cross-platform product, which means that iOS lawyers won’t need an expensive Apple TV to run TrialPad, and Android users can use their devices to present information. I’m excited to give this baby a try.

Update: Chromecast is available on Amazon for $35.00. Mine’s on order for delivery on July 30. You can also pick up one from Google Play.

Chromecast - Devices on Google Play

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