Google only had a fraction of the capacity at I/O 2011 this past week for developers who wanted to attend, but the company has followed up on its promise to make all the keynotes and sessions available to watch online. Both the first and second day keynotes, and over 30 sessions, are now streaming.
The content below was written by John Scheible, who will be writing for us starting now. Vincent Nguyen, never one to miss an opportunity, met him in line for the Google I/O Day 2 Keynote. He is an engineering student at the University of Michigan, an Android developer, and has been following Android and learning about/developing for the platform for a year now. We at SlashGear welcome him to our team. Without further ado, John's first post, recapping the Day 2 Keynote...
Vic Gundotra welcomed everyone to the Keynote for Day 2 today, and confirmed, if the Chrome bubbles on the screen were not enough of a clue, that today's keynote will be focused on Chrome. He also let us know that yesterday there were 60,000 simultaneous viewers of the keynote, and over 100,000 people watched the keynote around the world. We also found out what those blue vouchers were for that we got yesterday.
The biggest event today, and perhaps biggest of the year for Google, was their 2011 developer conference called Google I/O. The two-day event is unfolding at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. We did a recap on this morning's opening keynote, which unleashed some major news on Android, Google TV, and much more. But here now, is a video of the first day's keynote in its entirety.
Google I/O 2011 has officially kicked off with the very first keynote having ended just moments ago. Here's a quick recap of all the exciting revelations that have come so far including an update to the Android tablet OS called 3.1 Honeycomb, the confirmation of the much anticipated Gingerbread successor Android Ice Cream Sandwich, and much more. Continue after the cut for the full recap.
Today at 9AM Pacific Time is the first Google keynote speech. We're in the crowd waiting in line for the door to open, along with about fifteen billion other people. But we will be giving you the big news first! We'll be ready with not only news, but analysis, and our thoughts on what the announcements mean. Ice Cream Sandwich? Google music service? Chrome? You'll see it first here. [Update: We're in, and its starting now!]
It's CTIA 2011 day one, and we're waiting for Sprint's keynote to begin and the company's latest and greatest products to take the stage. We've already seen Samsung's new tablets, and we're expecting the HTC EVO View 4G to be Sprint's latest tablet, a version of the HTC Flyer. 3D is also on the cards, and in fact we've just been handed a pair of 3D glasses...
Verizon has just demoed the new Honeycomb operating system running on the Motorola XOOM. The entire operating system is completely redesigned for use with a tablet which makes it the first tablet optimized Android OS.
Microsoft is tipped to be readying a Windows-based STB to take on Apple TV and Google TV, with the platform believed to be a stripped-down, focused version of the company's existing Windows 7 embedded OS. According to the Seattle Times, the Windows TV boxes will retail for around $200 when they go on sale later in 2011.