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Google’s Official I/O Companion App Updated For 2013

IO2013 App

Last night, the official Google I/O application was updated for the 2013 year. Inside, there are a ton of great new goodies, including the ability to scan attendees apps via NFC, a lockscreen widget (Android 4.2+), dedicated HDMI out for livestreaming the keynote, and a whole lot more. The app is extremely polished, as one would hope for I/O, so if you happen to be going to the conference next week or will be watching the festivities from home, check it out on Google Play. 

What’s New:

  • Scan attendee badges via NFC
  • Schedule changes are immediately synchronized between devices
  • Lock screen widget for viewing your agenda on the go
  • Vector-based maps with session info
  • Dedicated HDMI video output for livestreams
  • Automatic WiFi setup for attendees
  • Off-site attendee mode for livestream-only viewers
  • Use Google+ for login
  • Support for viewing Office Hours sessions
  • Improved support for devices with RTL locales

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Via: +Roman Nurik

  • Google abandons X-Phone? Anyone else hear that?

    • bananatroll

      i hope this isnt true… If google stops giving a crap about moto, they will go the way of the dodo bird within two years, and all the USA based phone manufacturers will be gone…

      • ddevito

        rumor has it Mr. Rubin is out because of the Moto acquisition

    • LionStone

      Yep, probably true since we haven’t heard any recent leaks to show otherwise. Well, the longer Moto takes, the more its competitors will sell!

    • Bionic

      After a day of discussion in our little community, without sarge due to personal life issues, I am saying this rumor is false. It came out of China for god’s sake.

  • What in the world is HDMI video output in terms of an app? Isn’t that a hardware feature?

    • Jon Lambert

      i think it means support for using the hdmi out to view the stream

      • Is that inherently forbidden? I have never encountered video content that cannot be mirrored over display out (not always HDMI). Or do they actually mean second screen support?

        • Royal2000H

          HBO Go, for example, used to block it completely. But they probably mean something other than mirroring. For example, phone remains control while screen is displaying video. Haven’t checked myself though.

  • Zach Armstrong

    I’m thinking a new Chromebook will be announced Built by Asus

    • ddevito

      Eh – maybe, maybe not. The Pixel is the Chrome jewel right now, so expect (for the first time) to see a Chromebook take center stage at Google I/O. In years past the Chrome keynotes have all been dominated by Macbooks.

      • michael arazan

        How about an Android NoteBook (andy-Book), or Android & chromebook, that would be great to see, imo