Google IO

Google I/O tickets on sale now: Get ‘em while they’re hot!

Google I/O tickets on sale now: Get ‘em while they’re hot!

Tickets to Google's annual Google I/O developer event, taking place in mid-May 2013, have gone on sale, prompting the usual mad rush to secure attendance before all seats are taken. Sales began at 7AM PDT across the globe, with tickets priced at $900 for a general attendee or $300 if you can prove you're a student or faculty member; Google says there will be 5,500 I/O attendees this year, with topics of discussion including Android, Google+, Glass, Google TV, and more.

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Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie will release this spring according to Qualcomm leak

Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie will release this spring according to Qualcomm leak

A few days ago, one of Qualcomm's roadmaps leaked all over the Internet before getting pulled after Android Police, which first reported on it, got a nastygram over copyright infringement. While the original leak showed some sensitive information about Qualcomm, new information from the leaked slides has appeared, pointing to a spring release of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.

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LG confirms Nexus 4 still in production with no 5 on the books

LG confirms Nexus 4 still in production with no 5 on the books

If there's one element in the news universe here that tells us Google is doing things right, it's the constant talk and response to a new Nexus smartphone - even when the current model is doing exceedingly well on the market. Here in first quarter of 2013 heading into Spring (or maybe that's just wishful thinking), we've got rumors galore of a Nexus 5 being worked on for release at Mobile World Congress 2013 from LG, none other than the manufacturers of the Nexus 4. Today they've confirmed that no, that doesn't make any sense, and that yes, they're still making massive amounts of the current Google hero Nexus 4 for the time being.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 4, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 4, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. Today we found out that nightly builds to CyanogenMod 10.1 are ready to go for the Nexus 10, which comes just a short time after nightlies started rolling out for the Nexus 4. IDC said today that Android will likely stay on top in the battle for mobile dominance until 2016, with iOS placing in second throughout, so it looks like the mobile landscape won't be changing all that much in the coming years. Verizon is set to begin rolling out targeted ad campaigns this week, but you'll only see those ads if you give Verizon permission.

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Google I/O 2012 Android Sessions video playlist open for all

Google I/O 2012 Android Sessions video playlist open for all

If you missed any or all of the sessions from behind the scenes at Google I/O 2012, you're in luck, because Google has set up a YouTube playlist for you collecting each and every one of them. The video embed you'll see in the post below is created by Android Developer Relations Tech Lead Reto Meier and makes up the Google I/O 2012 "The Android Sessions" for all to see. The conference "Google I/O", for those of you that do not know, is made specifically for software developers to converge and learn from Google (as well as Google-affiliated partners and more) about what they do with software and how developers can act and interact.

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Don’t Doubt Google’s People Skills

Don’t Doubt Google’s People Skills

Google IO opened with a bang last week, spilling Jelly Beans, cheap tablets, augmented reality and more, but for all the search giant knows we're looking for, is it still out of touch? After the buzz of Google Glass and its base jumping entrance - thoroughly milked the following day by Sergey "Iron Man" Brin - attendees have been adding up what was demonstrated and questioning Google's understanding of exactly how people use technology. Geeks getting carried away with "what can we do" rather than "why would we do it" is the common refrain, but make no mistake, everything Google showed us is rooted in solid business strategy.

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