Google I/O Stories May 21

One task for Google in 2021 is making I/O more than just a developer conference that strictly takes place over video livestreams. Google’s answer is a “virtual event experience” and digital space called I/O Adventure.

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Google I/O Stories May 19

Google hits the highlights of its I/O keynote in official 9-minute recap [Video]

Yesterday’s Google I/O keynote was over two hours long, but it went by quickly thanks to the deluge of news the company threw out to the public. If you missed the keynote or just didn’t have time to watch the entire thing, Google has a recap of its I/O 2021 keynote that hits the highlights in just nine minutes.

Google I/O Stories May 18

After skipping last year, Google I/O is back in 2021 as a free, virtual event that anybody can watch through YouTube. The developer conference starts with a keynote at 10 a.m. PT on Tuesday, May 18 and runs until Thursday, May 20.

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Google I/O Stories May 17

We’re just hours away from Google I/O 2021’s big keynote, and there’s a whole lot to be excited for this year. While most announcements are left in mystery, we can expect announcements for a ton of Google’s consumer-facing products. What are you most excited for?

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Ahead of I/O, Google sent out swag to attendees who won tickets for last year’s canceled developer conference. The box includes a Google I/O 2021 sweatshirt that happens to include an Easter egg to a mystery date/time tomorrow.

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At the start of this week, Google’s developer mascots on Twitter teased a “special surprise” at I/O. The company revealed this morning that there will be a Google I/O Photo Booth to take virtual selfies with Dash, Sparky, Dino, and Android.

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[Update: Other pins] Google sending out I/O 2021 swag to some developers [Gallery]

While I/O is virtual for 2021, Google is still sending attendees some developer conference swag in the form of a sweatshirt and delightful pins. 

Google I/O Stories May 10

While I/O is predominantly a developer conference, the kickoff keynote is Google’s biggest opportunity every year to show off new consumer services and products. After skipping a year, Google I/O is back for 2021. Here’s our preview of what we expect the company to show off next Tuesday.

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Google I/O Stories April 28

The initial I/O 2021 “Program” — as it’s called this year — of sessions was released today and we have our first glimpse at what to expect from Google’s developer conference.

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As we get closer to I/O 2021, Google today posted the schedule of sessions and other events for its three-day developer conference next month.

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Google I/O Stories April 14

Google I/O 2021 homepage gets a countdown and Breakout easter egg

One week ago, Google announced its developer conference with an elaborate “punchcard” puzzle to reveal the dates and free, virtual nature. The Google I/O 2021 homepage has now been updated with a countdown and game to pass the time.

Google I/O Stories April 7

You can now register for Google I/O 2021, gaining access to workshops, Q&As, more

This morning, it was revealed — through an elaborate series of puzzles — that Google I/O 2021 will take place in the middle of May. With the dates now confirmed, you can now register for Google I/O 2021, allowing you to participate in the event’s workshops, Q&As, and more.

Google I/O Stories March 20, 2020

Google earlier this month announced that it was not hosting a physical developer conference in light of coronavirus. I/O 2020 is now entirely cancelled and will not be taking place “in any capacity this year.”

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Google I/O Stories March 3, 2020

Following a string of other tech cancellations in recent days, Google just announced that it will not host an in-person I/O 2020 over coronavirus concerns. The company is looking into an alternative format.

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Google I/O Stories February 26, 2020

Google yesterday closed the five-day period to submit applications for its annual developer conference. This morning, the company has started contacting I/O 2020 ticket winners.

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Google I/O Stories February 20, 2020

In addition to opening ticket applications, Google today provided more details about its annual developer conference. This year, Google is going into depth about sustainability efforts at I/O 2020. Covering transport, construction, and food, the goal is to move to a “zero-waste, net-zero emissions model.”

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This year’s I/O puzzle debuted in late January and was quickly solved to reveal that the 2020 developer conference will take place May 12-14. Google today opened the I/O 2020 ticket applications.

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Google I/O Stories January 27, 2020

Last week, Google launched its annual puzzle to reveal the date and location of this year’s I/O developer conference. The company has now announced that the ticket application process for I/O 2020 will start on February 20.

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Google I/O Stories January 23, 2020

This morning’s “Collaboration of the Cosmos” puzzle was just solved by the required threshold to reveal that Google I/O 2020 will take place from May 12-14. The developer conference will again be held in Mountain View, California right next to the Googleplex. expand full story

At the start of every year, Google teases its I/O developer conference — specifically the dates — with an elaborate alternate reality game (ARG). Google I/O 2020’s puzzle is a mission called “Collaboration of the Cosmos.”

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Google I/O Stories May 9, 2019

Every year at Google I/O, the community is treated to a “Fireside Chat” where developers can directly ask questions to the Android team and have them answered clearly and honestly. This year, the Android Fireside Chat closed out I/O 2019 and offered candid insight on the future of Wear OS, Fuchsia, and foldable devices.

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Google I/O Stories May 7, 2019

Developers likely know all too well the struggle of having to create and maintain a consistent experience between mobile, desktop and web apps. Flutter has already bridged the gap between Android and iOS development, but now Flutter is expanding to the web, desktop and more, growing closer to the “write once, run anywhere” dream.

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Google I/O Stories May 6, 2019

Google I/O 2019 is upon us! If years past are any indication, the annual developer event in Mountain View, California is set to bring us the latest in Android, Google Assistant, Google Maps, AR initiatives, YouTube, and much, much more. This year is particularly notable, though, because we’re expecting some new developments from the hardware side of things too…

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What are you most excited for at Google I/O 2019? [Poll]

Tomorrow kicks off Google I/O 2019 and there’s a ton we’re expecting from the event. From hardware launches to fresh details on Android Q and so much more, it’s going to a busy day. With everything that’s going on, the question begs to be asked, what are you most excited for at Google I/O 2019?

Ahead of I/O 2019 kicking off tomorrow, Google has profiled the executive producer tasked with planning and running the developer conference for over 7,000 attendees. The piece details how I/O every year takes six to nine months to organize.

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Google I/O Stories May 3, 2019

Released last week for Android and yesterday on iOS, the Google I/O 2019 companion app has just added the official conference map for this year. The layout is slightly tweaked from the previous three years at the Shoreline Amphitheatre.

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Google I/O Stories May 2, 2019

With Google I/O just 13 days away, the developer conference’s companion app has been updated for the 2019 edition. Available on Android, the Google I/O 2019 app will deliver alerts and provide directions for attendees, as well as a schedule with livestream links.

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Google I/O Stories March 27, 2019

After providing a preview of developer conference tracks and sessions, Google today released the initial I/O 2019 schedule. The main Google Keynote featuring major product announcements from CEO Sundar Pichai and other executives will be on Tuesday, May 7th at 10AM PST.

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Google I/O Stories March 18, 2019

Google previews I/O 2019 schedule and tracks, including new ‘Gaming’ focus

Last month, Google began notifying winners of the I/O 2019 ticket drawing. With the annual developer conference kicking off in under two months, Google is now giving attendees (and livestreamers) a preview of upcoming sessions. This includes a whole new “Gaming” track, with the full listing available next week.

Google I/O Stories February 28, 2019

Google this morning announced the winners of the I/O 2019 ticket drawing. Starting May 7th, this year’s annual developer conference in Mountain View features a notable logistics change related to parking and helping the surrounding area.

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Google I/O Stories February 21, 2019

After announcing dates and the venue in January, Google today opened the I/O 2019 Ticket Drawing for a chance to attend the annual developer conference. General admission is $1,150 with winners announced on February 28th.

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Google I/O Stories January 28, 2019

Google announced I/O 2019 via the annual cryptic puzzle last Friday, with Sundar Pichai later confirming that it will be held at the Shoreline Amphitheatre right next to the Googleplex from May 7-9. The I/O site was updated today for 2019 to note when the ticket application period begins.

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Google I/O Stories January 25, 2019

For the fourth time since 2016, Google I/O will be held at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California this year. Google I/O 2019 will take place May 7-9, if strings of code part of the Google I/O 2019 puzzle are to be believed (they are).

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Google I/O 2019 is right around the corner, and just like clockwork, Google is back again with a series of cryptic puzzles that will likely reveal initial details about the event (namely, its dates and location).

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Google I/O Stories August 18, 2017

Google releases source code for Google I/O 2017 app

Google has been releasing the source code for its annual I/O app releases for quite a while now, and today marks that release for this year’s Google I/O 2017 app.

Android Wear has been a rollercoaster of emotions for Google fans. The initial teasers showing the Moto 360’s beautiful circular display pretty much gave butterflies to green robot fans everywhere, but since, the platform, and smartwatches in general, have struggled to live up to their promise. Even with awesome new hardware, lots of people just don’t wear their Wear anymore. But what about Googlers?

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Google I/O Stories May 17, 2017

Google I/O 2017 roundup: Here’s everything Google announced this year [Updating]

Google I/O 2017 has been surprisingly chock-full of announcements this year, to say the least. The overarching theme is definitely artificial intelligence and how that tech is manifesting itself in Google Assistant. But there have been plenty of announcements surrounding all of Google’s several ecosystems — from Android, to Daydream, to services like Google Photos and Gmail.

Google I/O Stories February 22, 2017

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The Google Developers Twitter account has announced that applications for Google I/O 2017 are now open. You can apply for a ticket (like previous years, it’s going to be a matter of winning a drawing to see if you’ll actually be able to buy a ticket) between now and February 27th at 5PM PST. Results for the lottery will be announced on February 28th…

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Google I/O Stories May 21, 2016

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In this week’s top stories we round up all of our coverage from Google I/O, the company’s annual developer conference where it also took the wraps off a number of upcoming hardware and software products. Android N Developer Preview 3, the Play Store comes to Chrome, Google Assistant, the new Daydream VR platform and much, much more. expand full story

Google I/O Stories May 19, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.12.48 PMAt Google I/O‘s keynote yesterday, one of the highlights of the final unveiling of Android N was all about Virtual Reality. While no “Android VR” headset was announced, the search giant introduced Daydream, a VR platform that will be available within Android N.

According to Clay Bavor, which debuted Daydream on stage, as many as eight big-name partners are already onboard: Samsung, HTC, LG, Xiaomi, ZTE, Asus, Alcatel and Huawei, and today, the latter OEM is giving us some more information about its integration with Google’s VR vision…

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Google I/O Stories May 18, 2016

‘Playbook by Google Play’ app is Google’s new resource for app devs

Alongside all of the Google I/O announcements today, Google announced a new resource for app developers in the form of the new ‘Playbook by Google Play’ app available in beta now.

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 2.26.49 PM Google has announced a new version of Android Wear at I/O this morning. In the biggest update to Android Wear so far, version 2.0 has been redesigned with a focus on more customisable watch faces, fitness and messaging.

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Installs from Google Play

Google shared some updates on company stats today while kicking off its Google I/O developer conference including updates on Chromecast, active users, new Android phones, Google Play installs and more.

In addition to showing off its new chatbot-style Google Assistant, Amazon Echo-like Google Home device, new Allo and Duo messaging apps, and Daydream VR platform, the company also announced 25 million Chromecasts sold, 200 million Google Photos users, 600 new Android phones launched over the last year, and 65B Google Play installs.

Head below for the roundup of all the numbers Google announced during I/O today and check back for more as the event unfolds.

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First Android N beta to be released by Google later today

As expected, Android N made an appearance at today’s I/O conference. Following the announcement of N’s final name decision being dependent on users, Google got into the release itself.

While the final build is not yet ready, and will come towards the end of the summer, the company is today releasing a third preview that finally qualifies as “beta”…

Following the announcement of its Assistant digital helper as well as the Amazon Echo‘s competitor Home, Google is now focusing on messaging and videos.

Allo was the first app announced at I/O 2016, and now Duo, a mobile exclusive one to one video service has been unveiled

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Google I/O Stories May 17, 2016

Xiaomi Android TV

Hugo Barra, a former VP at Google and now Vice President of Global Operations at Xiaomi, has today announced on Twitter that he — or at least the Chinese firm — will be back at Google’s upcoming developer conference

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Google I/O Stories May 16, 2016

robot-android-experiment A couple of months ago, Google launched an Android Experiments competition. Three winners would win a trip to this year’s Google I/O conference, including a $5,000 budget towards lodging and food, while five runners-up would each receive a Nexus 6P. Google has now announced who those winners are, and updated its Experiments page with the winning projects…

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Google I/O Stories May 13, 2016

LG VR

References to the previously-rumored Android VR headset have been found in the Android Developer Console, suggesting the device’s launch is indeed imminent. Developers logging in to the tool are now seeing an option for Android VR appear alongside the pre-existing Android Auto, Android TV and Android Wear options.

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