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Google’s Honeycomb Event Starts at 10AM PST, Live Coverage…

Wanted to make sure you are all aware that the Honeycomb event starts in about an hour at 10AM PST.

Watch it live:  http://www.youtube.com/android

9:55AM:  We’re just a couple of minutes away from the magic!  If you can’t watch the live stream, then keep it here as we’ll be updating like crazy.

10:00AM:  And we’re ready…

10:03AM:  Andy Rubin on stage and he just  confirmed that Android Market news is coming.  http://market.android.com is already redirecting to android.com, so we’re thinking it’s time for a real market.  In-browser!

10:05AM:  Hugo Barra on stage now talking about Honeycomb of course.  He’s going to walk through all of its features.

10:08AM:  Widgets are the star of the show with Honeycomb.  Multi-touch allows you to use multiple scrollable widgets at the same time.

10:09AM:  Notifications revamped in 3.0.  They are non-intrusive, but also can be deeply customized by developers like controlling music right from the notification bar.

10:10AM:  Showed off Fruit Ninja and how it wasn’t built for Honeycomb, but looks and plays amazing without being tweaked.  Also, you’ll notice the notification bar is available at all times.

10:13AM:  Time to talk about performance.  1 line of code to current apps by developers can add hardware acceleration.  They’ve also added an amazing animation framework and a new graphics engine called Renderscript.  Just showed a demo of Renderscript in action through a book on Honeycomb.  Turning pages looks flawless and smooth.

10:17AM:  Check out the new music app…

10:18AM:  And a new app called Google Body.  “Google Maps for the human body.”

10:20AM:  Media capabilities time.  Camera, video chatting…

10:24AM:  New CNN app built for Honeycomb.  You can report live news from anywhere.

10:32AM:  It’s time to talk about the new Market and cloud services.

10:34AM:  The new Android Market just went live.  http://market.android.com/.  Pausing live coverage to go play with new market!

10:44AM:  And we’re back.  Time to talk about new ways to purchase apps.  Buyer currency supports is on the way.  Users will be able to set up how they want currencies to be displayed in the market.

10:45AM:  In-app purchases announced.  Devs can now sell goods within apps.  Could be used to buy new levels, virtual currencies, to unlock features, etc.

10:47AM: Google has been working with a few select developers to get in-app purchases up.  Disney is one of the first and will have 3 apps soon.

10:53AM:  Cee-Lo just called in on Gtalk and announced new album.  We were hoping that meant Google Music was going to be announced, but that wasn’t the case.

10:55AM:  And that’s a wrap.  Time to head in to the new market and play around.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Marsh/100001099991895 Chris Marsh

    You going to post the video? I missed the live stream…

  • Melian Matias

    hi, does anybody knows the chrome theme that they use on the presentation? thx

  • Anonymous

    Hey Android Fans. Please ‘Like’ my page The Android Task Force. http://goo.gl/zHU0d

  • Anonymous

    Google Body? Well I guess that explains why the patent application said the Xoom would “measure temparature” and “measure heartrate” among other things that seemed pretty random back then.

  • http://www.facebook.com/werewookiee Mickey Bennet

    So still no Google Music? Geez, it’s taking them forever!

  • eddieonofre

    isn’t the vent supposed to be broadcasted in youtube???
    I can’t find nothing there

  • Joster2609

    I guess I have to stay with Itunes a little longer:(

    • Jamerson90

      Why not use Amazon MP3 for now?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=545634778 Alan Paone

    No google music :( I probably shouldn’t complain, a service that awesome will never be allowed in canada anyway

  • Anonymous

    Just got done watching it. I think I had a nerdgasm every time he went full screen with honeycomb and it displayed on my 27″ flatscreen. No matter what I’m getting one of these tablets (wifi only though)!

  • Anonymous

    Just got done watching it. I think I had a nerdgasm every time he went full screen with honeycomb and it displayed on my 27″ flatscreen. No matter what I’m getting one of these tablets (wifi only though)!

    • Adecker246

      Im buying a 3G and not activating it! I cant wait long enough for the WiFi only

  • Signed, The Lady Killer

    So Far both Google & Verizon have presented lackluster performances in conferences. Feel like I’m on Crackberry again. Whooptee.

    • Signed, The Lady Killer

      “instead of releasing Google Music”…lets talk about Google Body..

    • Signed, The Lady Killer

      “instead of releasing Google Music”…lets talk about Google Body..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=797475274 Nadeem Najib Kizi

    Great event!

  • http://syntakk.blogspot.com syntakk

    Aww no Google Music announcement :(

  • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

    Wow…what a great and seamless live stream.

    And thanks Kellex for the great liveblog of the event!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dustin-Carney/1004713533 Dustin Carney

    google music wasnt released =(

  • rockmonkey

    You know what’s lame? The live feed is no where . Link not working even on skyfire . Anyone able to watch from mobile?. Im using myog droid. Where’s a working link?

  • Brett

    Yay for paying for each feature within an app! I always wanted to pay more than once…

  • Signed, The Lady Killer

    This guy is creeping me out… Truly.. His eyes are too big for his glasses.

  • Signed, The Lady Killer

    This guy is creeping me out… Truly.. His eyes are too big for his glasses.

  • Signed, The Lady Killer

    I have to apologize ladies and gentleman. I’m currently slaying all of the lovely ladies of the Android world.

    Sincerely,

    The Lady Killer.

  • Signed, The Lady Killer

    I have to apologize ladies and gentleman. I’m currently slaying all of the lovely ladies of the Android world.

    Sincerely,

    The Lady Killer.

  • Adecker246

    WOO Jelly Car! Tap Tap! Rock ON!

  • Adecker246

    WOO Jelly Car! Tap Tap! Rock ON!

  • http://twitter.com/ThePeacedOut pstout

    TAP TAP REVENGE!!!! SUCK IT APPLE! This is the only thing I have ever been jealous about!!!!! WOOOOOO!

  • greg

    Radio Disney? Who cares about that….? Honestly. Keep the Justin Bieberware at bay…

  • Greg

    Radio Disney? Who cares about that….? Honestly. Keep the Justin Bieberware at bay…

  • Greg

    Radio Disney? Who cares about that….? Honestly. Keep the Justin Bieberware at bay…

    • http://twitter.com/EvanTheGamer EvanTheGamer

      Agreed wholeheartedly!

    • Anonymous

      That was the only part of the show that I didnt really pay attention to. I was like “whats tap tap revenge? oh its a guitar hero knock off…..”

      • Signed, The Lady Killer

        Agreed. TapTap Revenge? No better name. That’s like a Grand Theft Auto spinoff called “Shoot Em Up Bang”

        • Jamerson90

          I had taptap and taptap revenge on my ipod. The name coming to android is cool, but I’m all taptapped out :P

        • Anonymous

          reminds me of all Walgreen’s store brand products, all the do is chop of the first three letters of the original product and replace it with “Wal” lol

    • http://twitter.com/RTanner60 Russell Tanner

      A little silly to include it in the conference I guess, but it’s popular stuff man. Anything really big that gets ported to Android just brings more users.

  • http://twitter.com/daniel_ohh Daniel Ogilvie

    Is anybody else sad that Lady Killer won’t call back?

  • Greg

    How about we release the Google MUSIC app?

  • Adecker246

    cant sign into android market… “Invalid Request”

  • Adecker246

    cant sign into android market… “Invalid Request”

  • Adecker246

    cant sign into android market… “Invalid Request”

  • Adecker246

    cant sign into android market… “Invalid Request”

  • Adecker246

    cant sign into android market… “Invalid Request”

  • Adecker246

    cant sign into android market… “Invalid Request”

  • Adecker246

    cant sign into android market… “Invalid Request”

  • Adecker246

    cant sign into android market… “Invalid Request”