I/O 2011

Google Music Beta, Cloud-Based Music Service Is Ready Today

Google Music Beta, Cloud-Based Music Service Is Ready Today

Google has finally confirmed its music platform, now called Google Music Beta. There have long been talks about the race between Google and Apple to launch a cloud-based music service. Well, now it appears that Google has beat Apple to the punch by launching their Google Music Beta platform today with their official announcement at Google I/O.

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Sphero Robotic Ball Debuts Developer Program At Google I/O

Sphero Robotic Ball Debuts Developer Program At Google I/O

Since the PlayStation Network is down, have you considered other forms of game play? Well, how about a robotic ball that can be controlled directly from your smartphone to do all kinds of crazy maneuvers in the real physical world? No? But Orbotix has. The company created a robotic ball called Sphero, the first of its kind. Now, they're opening up the API behind what controls this amazing sphere by unveiling their Sphero developer program at Google I/O.

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All 5,000 Google I/O Attendees Receive Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for free

All 5,000 Google I/O Attendees Receive Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for free

This is the big announcement above all other announcements, that everyone attending the conference would be getting a device of some great significance. This is the big deal, the huge one that makes for the future of the platform, the device given out is the one that takes the cake for the rest of the year - so what is it? A Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, a fully functional one, for every single one of the 5,000 attendees of the conference. Are you excited? If you're there, you definitely should be.

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Android Honeycomb Update To 3.1 Announced At Google I/O

Android Honeycomb Update To 3.1 Announced At Google I/O

We're inside the opening keynote at Google I/O and they've announced an update to Android Honeycomb to version 3.1. The update will begin rolling out today starting with Verizon's Motorola XOOM 3G devices. It will bring several new user interface enhancements including improvements to the task switcher and widgets.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Hands-On at Google I/O 2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Hands-On at Google I/O 2011

Monday the 9th of May 2011 and Google I/O has started with an early gift to us all! It's the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, a device we got a very early hands-on with at CTIA 2011. When we were allowed to take that particular hands-on trip with the tablet (and its slightly smaller sibling) the device wasn't yet a working unit. It was just sitting pretty and empty with a separate tablet device made for showing off Samsung's new TouchWiz UX, a mobile operating system set to come out next to TouchWiz 4.0 as a tablet-specific version of Samsung's signature overlay for Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Today we get to see a white version of the 10.1 Galaxy tablet with fully functional guts!

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SlashGear Covering Google I/O Live

SlashGear Covering Google I/O Live

Google I/O is happening less than 24 hours from now, Tuesday and Wednesday May 10th and 11th. There is sure to be exciting news coming out of the event, and SlashGear will be there in force to cover it for you. We will be giving you up to the minute coverage, both on the site and on our Facebook page. Be sure to like us on Facebook if you haven't already to be the first to hear about any breaking news. Our team at the conference will be posting on Facebook and Twitter first, and then we will be giving you more detailed information here on SlashGear. Continue past the cut to see what you can look forward to from Google I/O.

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