Skip to main content

Google’s Schmidt reveals Movie Studio video editing app for Honeycomb

Outgoing Google CEO Eric Schmidt spoke at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today. Much of his speech was a bit of a pep talk about what is to come (faster speeds, more cloud computing, more personalized search, better apps) and the CEO held a lengthy Q&A session where he discussed Facebook and Android Ice Cream. In between, he did take some time to introduce a new product: Movie Studio for Android.

Image used with permission by copyright holder

The new tablet app from Google aims to begin changing the perception that tablets are only meant for consumption. Using the Android 3.0 Honeycomb-powered Motorola Xoom, a Google executive named Gill (no last name was given) put together a short video slideshow of his time in Barcelona thus far.

To demonstrate the power of the cloud, he pulled pictures that were already uploaded to his Picasa account and uploaded them into Movie Studio, which resembled a light video editor, with layers of blocks for different pictures and videos arranged linearly in a timeline. Using his finger he dragged the different pictures around, reordering them, and applied effects like zoom (pinch), and even a fade to black. Finally, after he was happy, he added a song to liven up the video and exported the video straight to YouTube at 720p. Though the internet connection fell apart at the end, it was a very impressive demonstration of what can be done using a touch interface. We’re not so sure any professional editors will be giving up their mouse anytime soon, but hobbyists might.

No pricing or release date for the product was announced.

Jeffrey Van Camp
Former Digital Trends Contributor
As DT's Deputy Editor, Jeff helps oversee editorial operations at Digital Trends. Previously, he ran the site's…
Boost Mobile’s new 5G unlimited plans are here, and they’re cheap
Boost Mobile logo as of July 2024.

Boost Mobile is shaking up the wireless industry today with the launch of its new 5G Boost Mobile Network. With the 5G Boost Mobile Network, the company is bringing consumers easy-to-understand cellular plans that are more flexible, starting at just $25/month for unlimited 5G service

This move also combines Boost Mobile and Boost Infinite into a single brand: Boost Mobile. This makes Boost Mobile the only carrier that has both prepaid and postpaid mobile services under a single name rather than splitting them up between the two names like before.

Read more
I turned my iPhone into a BlackBerry, and now my fingers hate me
A person holding the iPhone 15 Pro Max inside the Clicks Keyboard case.

The last thing I expected to do this year was turn my iPhone into a BlackBerry, yet here I am, typing these words on the Clicks Keyboard case for the iPhone 15 Pro Max.

It’s easily one of the most fun iPhone accessories I’ve ever seen, but my pinky finger definitely hates me after I’ve used it for only a short amount of time. Why? Let's get into it.
First, what is Clicks?

Read more
This Kindle Scribe Essentials deal is unreal — $175 off so much stuff
Someone writing on the Kindle Scribe.

If you're looking for Kindle deals to buy from this year's Prime Day tablet deals, you should take advantage of Amazon's offer for the Kindle Scribe Essentials Bundle. For only $315, you'll get the 32GB model of the Kindle Scribe, the e-book reader's Premium Pen, a folio leather cover, and a power adapter. That's a $175 discount on the bundle's original price of $490, but we're not sure if the bargain will make it to the last minute of the shopping holiday. If you're interested in this package, we highly recommend that you proceed with the purchase immediately.

Why you should buy the Kindle Scribe Essentials Bundle
The Kindle Scribe upgrades Amazon's e-book reader with the ability to write on the device's 10.2-inch e-ink screen, which makes it the best Kindle if you like adding notes or drawing doodles on your books. You'll still be able to buy and download e-books from Amazon's Kindle Store, and its auto-adjusting backlight and adjustable warm light will make sure that you're going to have a comfortable reading experience, no matter the time of the day. The Kindle Scribe has a USB-C port for charging, but you won't be using it much because its battery can last up to three weeks.

Read more