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Google I/O 2011 – Day 1 Keynote

So as you can see, we are in the I/O arena, ready to watch Google do work.  Be sure to follow along here if you can’t watch the live stream that will be up at this site (here too).  We’ll be tossing out notes that we find extra spicy.  

8:48AM – We’re still 10 minutes away from go live here, but until then, we wanted to make sure everyone heads over to the Google Music Beta site that is live.  Invitations appear to be open!

9:00AM – And here we go!

9:01AM – Vic Gundotra is on stage…

9:02AM – For those not watching live, he’s just covering the last year and how awesome Android has been.  He’s also touching on the fact that they are streaming this world-wide.

9:03AM – Hugo Barra on stage now to kick off the Android keynote.  Here we go!

9:05AM – 100 million Android activations as of today. 36 OEMs. 450K developers.  Activating over 400K devices every single day.  200K+ applications in the market.  4.5 billion application installs.

9:10AM – Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) is being released today to the Verizon XOOM.

9:11AM – Demo time.  New 3.1 features…resizable widgets!  Android is now a USB host so you can transfer photos, use keyboards, mice, game controllers and more.

9:13AM – Honeycomb coming to Google TV this summer!  Plus the Android Market.  Current GTV owners will receive the update over the air.

9:13AM – Ice Cream Sandwich coming Q4.  Here is the logo.  The goal is make it one OS that can run on anything, just as was speculated on a month or so ago.

9:16AM – OpenGL facial recognition software…

9:20AM – Shifting topics to media.  Cloud Services team is on stage, meaning it’s Google Music time.  Or not…they announced a movie store in the market!  Pricing starting around $1.99.  All will be attached to your Google account just like Books and Apps are.

9:22AM – Movies will be stored in the cloud, but you can also “pin” them so that you can play them offline as well.  You can purchase via browser-based market and also through tablets and phones.  New Movie availability will come with Android 3.1 for the XOOM today.  It’s also live right now through the browser.

9:26AM – Music Beta made official.

9:27AM – Music Manager software will go on your computer to help you upload your collection.  You can then control everything from the browser which includes making playlists and of course playing music.

9:30AM – Phones and tablets obviously have access to the new cloud music service.  Point made that since it is attached to your Google account, your music collection is available from all of your devices including new ones.

9:31AM – Music Beta launching today by invitation only.  20,000 songs can be added and it’s free (at least while it’s in beta).  All I/O attendees get an invitation!

9:32AM – The new Android music player will also be released today.  It works on 2.2+ devices.

9:34AM – You are looking at the companies that have signed on to work with a new team that will make sure phones and tablets receive timely updates.  This might be the biggest news of the day.

9:37AM – Open Android Accessory plan announced.  They are showing a demo of how you can connect your phone to say an exercise bike which would then launch an app to make your workout awesome.  Idea is to create compatibility of apps and handsets with “accessories.”

9:39AM – Demoing a development kit for for this Open Accessory plan on a maze toy.  And then they showed video of a tablet controlling a room sized maze.  More info here.

9:43AM – More on Android accessories, this time for your home.  Basically includes Android controlling your entire home including dishwashers, lights, and any appliance you can think of.

9:46AM – Already partnering with companies to get involved in this Android @ Home movement.  Lighting Science is preparing LED bulbs and software that will work with Android @ Home.

9:52AM – And we’re all getting the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.  Looks like the sexy white version.  It’ll hit our hands with 3.0, but should get 3.1 in the next couple of weeks.

9:54AM – And we will also have new Android Market announcements coming tomorrow.  That’s a wrap!

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  • Hefendaz

    I think its great news myself. Wish I was there myself!

  • Anonymous

    Nice, but they shoud have also fixed live wallpapers, micro sd card support, and 4g lte on the motorola Xoom!

  • SoCalDan

    I was checking out the New Galaxy Tab, apparently everyone who attended this got a limited edition white one. I also noticed that Samsung decided to put a 30pin connector on it too. Really Sammie? I wish they would stop trying to mimic Apple. The beauty of android is the fact that they create, rather than copy what Apple does. Ugh.

  • Sjm614

    Why is Google so awesome?

  • Sjm614

    Why is Google so awesome?

  • Anonymous

    @Kellex – Here’s what I would like you to do. Put a microSD card in your XOOM. Corner Andy Rubin, take the microSD card out of your XOOM, and shove it in his butt. Then say, “nope, doesn’t work there either”. Maybe then they’ll get the point, since there’s absolutely no excuse for 3.1 not to have that functionality.

  • http://twitter.com/kirilv Kiril

    I’m really disappointed with the Music Beta. Last year, they made it seem like you can stream your music from where ever you want.. as in, software that will stream it from your own computer, no uploading required. I thought google would come through and actually make this happen. I don’t really care much for uploading my music to the “cloud”… I’d rather just connect into the could, even if my computer is less dependable than a google server.

  • http://twitter.com/kirilv Kiril

    I’m really disappointed with the Music Beta. Last year, they made it seem like you can stream your music from where ever you want.. as in, software that will stream it from your own computer, no uploading required. I thought google would come through and actually make this happen. I don’t really care much for uploading my music to the “cloud”… I’d rather just connect into the could, even if my computer is less dependable than a google server.

  • matt

    so with the xoom update, i have the verizon 3g model but am not on contract. so i guess im not getting update today?

  • Jak_341

    It’s official. Google is taking over the world.

  • Anonymous

    I’m pissed, I decided to finish watching “No Country for Old Men” instead of watching the keynote. The end of the movie sucked and I saw a whole 8 minutes of the keynote :-(

  • Turd Furguson

    Hey Phil shoot us an invitation to google music!

  • pj

    This is exactly what I was hoping for out of this io conference. What more could the community ask for other than timely sanctioned updates? I don’t care all that much because of roms, but this is huge for android in general. Now I can safely recommend any new device and know that it will be supported and updated for at least 18 months. Thanks Google!

  • tward09

    Impressed much!

  • WormDoes

    Just curious, do you have to pay to get into this conference?

    • Turd Furguson

      yep have to buy tickets in advance for a hefty price, but as you can see it would be well worth the money!

    • Turd Furguson

      yep have to buy tickets in advance for a hefty price, but as you can see it would be well worth the money!

  • Anonymous

    So does this mean its safe to buy Samsung now if updates are a Google requirement?

    • Zeadaplaya

      YES!! ITS A DREAM COME TRUE! :D

      only problem is, like the galaxy tab 10.1, it can still have touchwiz..

  • Zeadaplaya

    I am SO HAPPY im watching this!!! The new guidelines for updates are SICK!

    • Zeadaplaya

      DID YOU SEE THAT???? HE MOVED A LABRINTH WITH A TABLET!!!

  • Stephen D

    I like the Ice Cream Sandwich logo.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gregory-Poe/1126894244 Gregory Poe

      I was wondering how they were going to do it

  • http://twitter.com/daniel_ohh Daniel Ogilvie
    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gregory-Poe/1126894244 Gregory Poe

      You know how in the amazon music player, if you are in asong on an album and you press the “song list” button, it has a cool transition? I want MORE transitions! Cool transitions FTW!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gregory-Poe/1126894244 Gregory Poe

      You know how in the amazon music player, if you are in asong on an album and you press the “song list” button, it has a cool transition? I want MORE transitions! Cool transitions FTW!

  • Brian

    http:// music.google.com is live. Register for beta now!

  • Anonymous

    Completely off topic but I just guy a call from verizon offering me some sort of minute overage protection plan. When I said I didn’t need it he said he’d give me a $60 credit to renew my contract for one year. He said I’d keep my upgrades. Sounds odds to me. I told him to call back later. Is this legit? What’s the catch?

  • Bullet Tooth Tony

    Anyone watching live? And see the headphones with “Music” under it? Worst kept secret ever….

  • John

    aw, wish this site had ajax enabled updates :(

  • http://twitter.com/djduquet Jared Duquette

    I’m looking forward to what is going to come out today! Following you on twitter and here all day while at work.

    • WormDoes

      Same here

  • Muddy B00ts

    Anybody else think that count down clock is the coolest thing on the internet?

    • John

      eff yeah. i was just thinking that too ;)

  • Anonymous

    First?

    • Anonymous

      Well that was disappointing. First time I try to get first, I actually get it, and no one chastises me. 8(

      • Anonymous

        fine…lol…you horribly immature stupid man…no one cares!

        • Anonymous

          yay! ^_^