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Wednesday Poll: Favorite Announcement From Google I/O Day 1?

Now that day 1 of Google I/O has just about wrapped, we would love to hear your thoughts on everything that you saw. What blew you away today? Was it Jelly Bean? The Nexus 7 tablet? Maybe even the drone-line Nexus Q? Will anything ever top the Project Glass demo that Sergey Brin, skydivers, biker riders, and wall scaling maniacs put on? There was a lot to take in, hopefully you were able to follow along during our coverage.

Let us know what has you most excited!

  • MichaelThomason

    The poll is online. You must go to the site.

  • butter… makes me giddy.

    nexus 7 as well

  • LordStickMax

    i’ll tell you what i don’t like. that the tablet look and feel was reverted to the cell phone layout. to me it seems like a step back. now im gonna have to reach the center constantly in landscape mode.

  • Ryan Frankenstein


  • st3

    I want one of those jars. Please make them!!

  • Chris Wilkey

    butter and expanded voice search….I want to justify a Nexus 7 but they should have come with 16/32GB options.. I know you are supposed to stream everything but why would they build the Galaxy Nexus that way and not their first tablet..

  • DanWazz

    Nexus7 and Google+ Events

  • bigdav1178

    For me, it’s a toss up between Project Butter and PDK – Project Butter for the obvious reason that a smoother UI experience is always desired, it’s what you always interact with on your phone; PDK with the hope that this means faster updates from the OEMS (though I wouldn’t hold my breath, I still think this is more of a business issue than a technical issue)

  • Nexus Q.
    At face value it’s not that special but I think it is a whole new horizon for where I’d like to see all of this “I have a super computer in my pocket” stuff go – cloud source your parties, network you house without much infrastructure.
    It’s pricey but I can look past that

  • kfath1978

    Under/Over when Verizon Nexus will actually see Jelly Bean? My guess would be late this year or early next year : (

  • Nexus Baby!

    Jelly Bean for my Galaxy Nexus!

  • nexus 7 and jellybean :D…

  • tyguy829

    Jelly bean stable rom for vzw nexus with working 4g. Ported off an IO nexus. http://rootzwiki.com/topic/28486-team-liquid-vicious-toro-jellybean-fully-100-fucntional-deodex-data-etc-build-is-now-up/. YES!!

    • fanboy1974

      Just flashed 10 minutes ago. Chances are my Nexus will not see another ICS based rom again. And I’m so glad I stuck with my Nexus instead of pre-ordering a Verizon S3. Don’t get me wrong. S3 is the best phone hardware wise today but the Nexus is a special device. And having Jelly bean less than 24 hours after being announced is proof of that.

  • Geekout


  • LionStone

    I’m diggin the Glasses for guiding rock climbs, it offers a nice solution opposed to mounting the GoPro cams on the helmet. I’m also looking forward to hear more about voice action, ie. input items into calendar and of course doing it with a Nexus 7! That little tablet is a beast and I’m gonna really enjoy the new form factor and JB. And all those talking doo doo about the bezel…you don’t get one ๐Ÿ™‚

  • For me it’s the PDK, hands down. Everything else might as well not exist
    since most people don’t get updates to their phones until they upgrade
    (every 2 years at best)

  • MKader17

    Google Now hands down for me.

  • NO POLL!?!?

    • LionStone

      This is it buddy, jump in…it’s an informal poll ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • I know its off topic but who else wants one of those little jelly bean Android holders (even if you don’t like candy) I’d buy a few ๐Ÿ™‚ I wish they had mini statues like at google you could buy ๐Ÿ™‚
    Oh and Nexus Tablet and Jelly Bean was the best today

  • I liked the offline voice typing best. I also liked butter and the fact thst they now have a Siri competitor.



  • Android

    i like the nexus 7 tab

  • quiklives

    I have been waiting for the Nexus 7 tablet for most of a year, since the first rumors started, so that has to be the top of the list for me.

  • Tyler Chappell

    I just pre-ordered my 16GB Nexus 7 a bit ago, and unlike my Transformer Prime order back in January, I won’t be cancelling this one. I’ll finally get the tablet with all the features I wanted, minus a microSD slot which I can live without thanks to all my other storage options.

  • was really impressed by Jelly Bean,but doubt my verizon nexus will see it anytime soon

  • James Hill

    Jelly Bean for the Galaxy Nexus…. Next Month!

  • regkilla


  • lovehate

    I was hoping they would have announced in sticking to their do no evil moto they were going to buy Verizon and make the mobile world right again

    • jaymonster

      I’m thinking most would view on company owning the OS, the hardware AND the carrier as a potentially evil monopoly. (technically it wouldn’t be… But that wouldnโ€™t stop people from claiming it)

  • probably google now..on the android side……and google glass for the non-jelly bean stuff

  • Kris Curtis

    My Galaxy Nexus will be one of the first to get Jellybean.

  • Spaniard85

    Jelly Bean! Can’t wait to get all those goodies on my Gnex!

  • enerjak

    I might be the only one who was overjoyed at Project Butter but to me, it was the best thing to come out of Day 1. The lag found on Android was so bad on my DX that I eventually jumped over to Windows Phone, which is already buttery smooth. If Android can become more consistent and smooth, I’ll be first in line to buy a Razr HD in August!


      You say that as if the Razr HD is going to have JB in August.

      • enerjak

        Well idk for sure but I think it might be possible. Motorola’s version of ICS looks incredibly stock, so maybe Google is reigning them in a bit and telling them to tone down Blur. Google’s influence also might be the reason Motorola pushed out their ICS update before other companies (correct me if I’m wrong). I hope, since Jelly Bean isn’t a super “major” update, there might be hope that the jump from 4.0 to 4.1 might not be as long as it could be and the Razr HD could launch with that instead or receive an update very soon thereafter. It would/could also make a great selling point against the GSIII.

  • Tyler

    I can’t wait for JB, those performance improvements will be great! Not to mention all the other great improvements!

  • Technician199

    Google Now looked great. Also Project Butter. Let’s just simplify things and say Jelly Bean overall is my favorite.

  • shamu11

    smart graph searching!

  • Knlegend1

    Nexus 7 by default. Even if it had ICS on it.

  • danny

    the jelly bean leak

  • Easy… Project Butter!

  • Anthony White

    I don’t see a poll, but I’d have to got with Nexus 7.

  • tomgillotti

    Is there a video of the project glass demo?

  • Voice search and making the OS way smoother … Like Butter …Lol

  • Alexander Garcia

    Project Butter and Offline Voice and on heck… pretty much all the Jelly Bean updates and enhancements.

  • SeanBello

    easily Jelly Bean

  • psynpo

    Go jellybean yaya

  • jon7876

    STOP WITH THE FAKE POLLS!!!!!! I dont see any chart results!!! STOP!!’

  • Mei

    Offline Voice Recognition.

  • MrWicket

    I have to pick one?! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    All the Jelly Bean updates!

    • LionStone

      I know huh! I couldn’t have just one favorite, so i mentioned 3 and hell, I may as well throw in Map update, offline cacheing! And we got that now. My buddy text me and said what answer does Google have for Apple Maps. And I replied, “answer”? Apple Maps isn’t even out yet. Nice one Google!

      • MrWicket

        I don’t even think Apple was a question for Google to answer too lol!

  • NicholasMicallef

    Not sure whether Nexus 7 or JellyBean (which probably will only make it to my SGS II as CM10). Not sure how good Nexus 7 will be in Europe, especially since none of the services from the play store are available where I live (apart from the app store)

  • pd240

    Nexus 7 and Jelly Bean

  • Project Butter. The Apple interface has always seemed more smooth. I am not talking about lag, just smoother. I’ve been trying to put my finger on it and I think Google has solved the problem with project butter.


  • teleclimber

    For me it’s the PDK, hands down. Everything else might as well not exist since most people don’t get updates to their phones until they upgrade (every 2 years at best).


  • Hayden Hawk

    “Smart app updates is a new feature of Google Play that introduces a better way of delivering app updates to devices. When developers publish an update, Google Play now delivers only the bits that have changed to devices, rather than the entire APK. This makes the updates much lighter-weight in most cases, so they are faster to download, save the deviceโ€™s battery, and conserve bandwidth usage on usersโ€™ mobile data plan. On average, a smart app update is about 1/3 the sizeof a full APK update.”

    With the Data Share Plans being forced on people I thought this was a great new feature that will help people conserve data while still having the latest version of their favorite apps.

    • MikeCiggy

      One thing I see Google doing and no one else giving a crap about it is trying to help us manage and conserve our data usage. They seem to actually care about the consumer are are trying to protect us from the carriers.

    • oh man, I forgot about the APK updating….very cool

  • Ryan Powell

    As I ended up pre-ordering the Nexus 7 I have to give that my vote.

  • nsnsmj

    Everything about Jelly Bean

  • zmberven


  • smoothness



  • for **** sake, there is no poll, so stop calling this a poll

  • nightscout13

    Jelly Bean 4.1 enhancements, such as: Butter, Gallery improvement, Offline Voice.

  • moelsen8

    the growing nexus army being sold through google is my favorite announcement. this is what they need to do to take control back.

    • jaymonster

      Now that I will be paying full price for phones to keep my unlimited data, I am liking this as well. Right to the source and avoid the BS that is the VZW delays

    • moelsen8

      down votes, really? must be razr owners… i kid, i kid ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sven Enterlein

    I have no concrete idea why but the announcement of Jelly Bean and seeing the Nexus 7 in action wants me to have both…. However, that Nexus Q thing is a waste of space

    • moelsen8

      edit: delete this duplicate please.

      i really hate both new and old disqus.

    • moelsen8

      nexus Q is awesome.. for like $100. for $300, it’s way too overpriced to have a chance at becoming a success.

      • Sven Enterlein

        Agreed. A good price can make things much more attractive!

      • RedPandaAlex

        Disagree. The whole thing should be baked into Google tv

        • moelsen8

          YES!!! This! Exactly what I was thinking as I watched it. This should be Google TV too, right? It’s connected to your TV and speakers.. what the hell?

  • AndroJohn

    Where’s the poll?

  • andrew galvin

    nexus 7

  • FortitudineVincimus

    Jelly Bean (though we all knew it was coming) was most useful and valuable to me.

    The tablet is lame and really rather run of the mill other than it having JB.

    That Nexus Q is a full on price rip off. Please.

    New movies, shows and magazines in the Market is kinda cool, but not that big of a deal and I bet wont use it much if at all.

  • The new smart notifications are awesome!

    • Larizard

      trashes the sh*t out of iOS 6. Let’s see Apple copy it into iOS 7, a year later.

  • Travis Shepherd

    I work all day & can’t get to a computer at all until later in the evening, is there any way to see replays of each session?

  • Jack Coleman

    jelly bean, specifically the notification center, project butter, and voice search/search stuff.

  • EvanTheGamer

    Off-topic: Anyone know if Google charges as soon as you place an order for a Nexus 7? Or do they charge your credit card as soon as it ships? Please let me know if you know! Thanks!

    • Dc

      “You’ve made a purchase on Google Play. You will not be charged until your order has shipped.”

      • moelsen8

        sweet i didn’t know that. thought i’d have to eat the cost now. gives me a few more weeks to break the “news” to the wifey ๐Ÿ™‚

        • EvanTheGamer

          Yeah, exactly, it’s like, why make us pay now when we won’t even get the item until later? Should always be this way. It’s better. Yes!

      • EvanTheGamer

        Oh…that is just too damn awesome! Definitely pre-ordering it now then. Hell yeah!

    • they actually do check with your credit card company to make sure the info is valid. i have 2 pending charges: $1 for the check and $227 for the device. we will see if it goes away soon

      source: i typed in the wrong address and was declined at first

      • EvanTheGamer

        So in other words, Google charged you a $1 authorization fee, but not the full amount of the device?

  • NemaCystX

    Jellybeans features, Google Now and the new Voice Search improvements there might be more but those are the ones that stuck out most to me.

  • I’m excited about having the sudden ability to skydive when wearing Glass. Well worth $1,500.

  • Jelly Bean in a Nexus 7 = best of the day

  • EvanJ2462

    Nexus 7

  • EvanTheGamer

    Jelly Bean, Nexus 7 price and release date, live skydiving demo(greatest live demo ever!) of Google Glasses!!

  • kidheated

    I know its off topic, but anyone else want one of those android jars?

    • Cowboydroid

      I’d buy one. Or five.

  • I’ll wait to see what kind of development happens with the tablet. Then it shall be decided.

  • Chris

    Well….i mean….wat i really liked…fsdiukjgbskdajfgvjlwkdilk EVERYTHING!

  • Duh Nexus 7 me like

  • DigitalDK

    We’re expected to choose?! You’re just sick Kellex!

    “Which child would you like to save? MUAHAHAHA”

    • eddieonofre

      lol +11235813 for you Sir

    • brando56894

      There was so much stuff that was announced I can’t remember it all! The most usable things were all the app updates (specifically the G+ update), all the integrated features in Jelly Bean (like Shazam, “majel”, google now) look really cool too but most of us won’t see them for a while, and the Google+ Events are pretty neat. The Project Glass demonstration had the biggest “wow” effect but other than that I could care less about them.

      • michael arazan

        I chose E. All of the above

      • Royal2000H

        Shazam integrated??

        • brando56894

          yea he showed off a widget called “what’s that song?” which seems to have the same purpose.

  • Whitewolf

    The imminent release of Jelly Bean. =)

  • David Bavin

    Jelly Bean, duh.


    • nightscout13

      That’ what she said. I couldn’t help it LOL

    • jaymonster

      Why is this so confusing for some? It is an open ended “poll” that avoid too many answers of “other”

      • WingLee

        They announced about 3 products. I don’t think there is need for an “other” category. No “other” option, no “other”s

        • jaymonster

          Really… Just 3. Have you looked down this thread? Jelly Bean, Nexus 7, and Nexus Q. There was nothing else worth talking about or could impress people at IO? So there is no need to count those people (the “others”) that in this thread alone have already listed, Project Butter, Smart App Updates, Google Now, or the Glass presentation?

  • I am actually most excited about the integration between the products. It seems google is finally making all of their products play nicely with one another, and in super sexy ways. (thinking Q, and the google+ invites/integration with cal, and the photo hangout stuff)

    • YESSSSSS!! I’m super excited about that. I loved some of the integration features between Google+ and everything else.