Google I/O 2018 Stories August 13, 2018

Google releases source code for I/O 2018 app w/ Kotlin rewrite, Material Theming, more

Every year, Google releases the source code for the I/O Android companion app several weeks after the developer conference. The 2018 version is notable for a “comprehensive rewrite” featuring Architecture Components, Kotlin, Material Theming, and other modern elements.

Google I/O 2018 Stories May 7, 2018

Google announces Phantogram and Justice for I/O 2018 concert

Google announced this year’s I/O special music guests this morning in an email sent to Google I/O 2018 badge holders. This year’s concert will feature electronic rock group Phantogram opening for French electronic music duo Justice.

Google I/O 2018 Stories May 5, 2018

You may have noticed that we got our hands on some as-yet unreleased Google app icons this week, and we’ve slowly been trickling them out as we’ve become a little more confident on what they might mean. While all we have are these little icons and their names for now, here’s the full gallery of all the ones we have and what they might mean for announcements at Google I/O next week…

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Google I/O 2018 Stories May 4, 2018

With I/O just around the corner, many are left wondering why Fuchsia doesn’t seem to be present. While that does, at first, seem to be the case, the truth is a little more complicated.

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Google Photos is undoubtedly one of Google’s most successful software products of the last few years; it has quickly become the go-to photo storing and sharing platform for many iOS and Android users alike. And with that, a notable presence at I/O, as has been the case in years past (Photos was announced at I/O 2015, by the way), is perhaps expected for I/O 2018.

Here’s some of what we think might be coming for Photos this year based on information from our APK Insight series and various sources familiar with the company’s plans…

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Google I/O 2018 Stories May 2, 2018

LG officially unveiled its latest flagship smartphone today with the LG G7 ThinQ. The phone offers quite a few new features, but one of its most interesting aspects is how it integrates Google Assistant. Hidden in LG’s press release, though, is an interesting tidbit about Google Lens – we’re getting new features at I/O.

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Google I/O 2018 Stories May 1, 2018

Another year, another Google I/O. This year, we’re headed back to the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, to hear and see yet again what Google has in store for developers (and the rest of us!). But as is the case every year, we’re not entirely in the dark on what kinds of announcements and products we’ll see on the Shoreline stage, so let’s take a quick tour through some of the most obvious — and not-so-obvious — expectations we have for this year.

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Google I/O 2018 Stories April 26, 2018

If you follow Google at all, you’ve probably heard this “Material Design 2” buzzword that’s been going around since February. At that point it was little more than just number, but as I mentioned, we had rudimentary evidence that there was really something to this. Long story short, we’d heard whispers as far back as early last year that Google was working on a spiritual successor to Material Design, but didn’t have any tangible evidence to back that up.

Now, there’s lots of evidence, enough so in fact that we can start to piece together exactly what it is Google’s doing here. Whatever you want to call it, Google’s reimagining its approach to design, so let’s tear this apart…

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Google I/O 2018 Stories February 28, 2018

The ticket drawing period for Google I/O 2018 opened last week and just closed yesterday afternoon. This morning, Google is notifying the winners of tickets for its annual developer conference.

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Google I/O 2018 Stories February 22, 2018

How to apply for the Google I/O 2018 lottery

With Google I/O 2018 fast approaching, it’s now time to apply for a ticket if you want to attend the developer conference. Thankfully, the application process is straightforward, but it does require you to place a $1,150 (or $375 for academic) hold on your credit or debit card. Here’s how to apply…

Last month, Google teased I/O 2018 with a series of clues and puzzles that revealed the dates and location of its annual developer conference. Today, the ticket drawing window officially opens and runs till next week.

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Google I/O 2018 Stories January 24, 2018

At midnight today, Google released a series of puzzles that when solved, unveiled the location and dates for I/O 2018. Sundar Pichai this afternoon confirmed the date, while Google announced that the ticket application process will begin next month.

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Every year, Google likes to tease information about its yearly developer conference, typically held during the summer months. At midnight, Google’s Developers Twitter account sent out an encrypted message, providing the first hint as to when I/O 2018 will be held…

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