I/O 2011

Google I/O First Keynote Recap: Android 3.1, Android Ice Cream Sandwich, Google TV, Music Beta, Movies and More

Google I/O First Keynote Recap: Android 3.1, Android Ice Cream Sandwich, Google TV, Music Beta, Movies and More

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.

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Exclusive: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 unboxing by Vic Gundotra

Exclusive: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 unboxing by Vic Gundotra

On the morning of May 10th, 2011, live at Google I/O, we were given an exclusive unboxing and hands-on of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 by none other than Vic Gundotra! Have a look with us at this device that will soon be given to every single attendee of the conference, a device that will go down in history as one of the mega-devices! We've already had a couple looks at this tablet as of late, but this is the big one, let me tell you. Once we get this device in our possession in ernest as well, we'll be giving you all the info you need on it to engrain it in your brain for need to purchase in the future.

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Google TV Gets Android Market And Android 3.1 Honeycomb

Google TV Gets Android Market And Android 3.1 Honeycomb

Google TV was announced at last year's Google I/O and launched last November but its excitement waned as its hardware was viewed as being pricey and its firmware not well integrated with the rest of Google's ecosystem. However, today's keynote at Google I/O 2011 brought some revelations that will likely breathe new life into Google TV.

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Android Update Alliance Announced at Google I/O

Android Update Alliance Announced at Google I/O

In a move that basically made the audience flip out and pull their hair out with excitement, Google announced that they'd soon be working with carriers around the USA and UK to create guidelines for device updates. What does this mean to you? It means that you'll essentially KNOW what will be happening with your device in the future instead of guessing if it'll be receiving an update to the newest Android version before the end of its lifespan. Is this good news? Heck yes, it's basically the best news ever!

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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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