Google entices developers with Android 4.1 innovations, Google Play enhancements

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) introduced a little bit of everything last week at its annual Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco. The company debuted its Android version 4.1, also called Jelly Bean. It introduced innovative Google-branded devices that will use the Android OS. And it enhanced the Google Play storefront to expand the reach and influence of the Android ecosystem. The combined effect of all of this is more opportunities for developers, who must now evaluate the various new options and determine if, how and when to incorporate them into their app development strategies. Special report