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We’re at Google I/O 2013!


Are you ready for it? It’s our favorite week of the year – yes, it’s time for Google I/O. This week, Google will take the stage at the Moscone Center in San Francisco and unveil all sorts of new projects. Some will be software-focused, others may include hardware, but no matter what, there will be plenty to talk about. If you are an Android fanatic or Google product lover, there is no better week than this. 

We’ve already made our predictions and added to the rumormill, so this post is really just to let you know that we are here and ready. Laptops are charged, multiple phones are in pockets, cameras are packed, and livers are primed. We’ll have coverage from the early hours of tomorrow through the end of the week. If Google announces something, you’ll definitely hear about it from Droid Life.

The keynote that you should all tune into starts tomorrow morning at 9:00AM Pacific (12:00PM Eastern) and runs for approximately three hours. We’ll have the video live, right here, along with a chat, so be sure to join us as it all goes down. After that, we’ll get our hands on everything that Google has announced and bring it back to you as soon as we can.

To make sure that you don’t miss out on any of the action, be sure to follow us on Twitter (@droid_life) and Google+.

It’s going to be fun.

Apologies ahead of time for the gaps in posts, but that’s because both Tim and I are traveling to and from event centers, airports, hotels, parties and all that.

Any final predictions?

  • droid


  • wait to see google version of samsung galaxy s4

  • cant wait.

    And again. No x phone because Motorola has nothing to do with I/O.

  • droidftw

    Already saw 5 or 6 people with Glass at the checkin today. They look awesome.

  • trophynuts

    I predict Kellen and/or Tim will have a hangover in the next 3 days

  • Google is about to go HAM on the world!

  • Kyle Cordiano

    No leaked images of 4.3 update or Nexus 7 update… Hopefully they come.

  • Patrick Chapman

    Just throwing this out there.. New version of the play store leaked today. 4.1.6 http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/05/14/download-latest-google-play-store-4-1-6/#download

  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    How do we not have any solid rumors? Didn’t we have solid info about the Nexus 7 before the unveiling last year?


    My predictions:
    Nexus LTE
    Android KLP
    Schmidt jumps from stratosphere wearing Glass FTW!

  • Dr0me

    Refreshed Nexus 7, Android 4.2 with babel, glass info, play store updates, games update, google music update with streaming.

    • Should have bought tickets

    • trophynuts

      faker fan

  • walkyver

    pleeaase let there be a google tv nexus

  • Guest

    pleeeeaase let there be an google tv nexus

  • Niall Fox

    with the new play store update (version 4.1.6) the Google Play options’ icon match up to the reported google play games icon

  • NYAvsFan

    Please something to improve Google Voice. Babel, anything.

  • cransr
    • JonathonFlores

      If Google can match Spotify’s library at the same price point.. I’m all over it. This service is probably the biggest thing I’ve been anticipating.

  • coolsilver

    Everyone complaining about the FCC filings not being complete… They can announce the phones to be ready for order in two weeks and shipping in 30 days or so… plenty of time for filings to be completed and get queued orders prepped or however they handle it. Something will be ready this week.

  • EvanTheGamer

    Ordinary glasses or Google Glasses? Ya gotta be more specific! hah.

    • gokusimpson



      One Glass to rule them all…..

      • EvanTheGamer

        Whomever voted down this comment are complete morons.

        One Glass To Rule Them All‘…come on, that’s freakin’ hilarious!

      • Looks like glass took a chunk out of his nose.

  • EvanTheGamer

    YAY! Lucky bunch!

    Can’t wait to see what Google has up their sleeves at this year’s Google I/O! Looking forward to it.

  • Guest

    I hope something gets announced that is so awesome it makes me do this…

  • Happy I/O Eve!!!!!

  • sonicemerald

    have you registered yet? what do we get? 😀 (I’m leaving at 5 to go register!)

    • gokusimpson

      I think registration was months ago

      • sonicemerald

        I mean check in.

  • Damian

    How was the flight?

  • Jon

    I know me too. Oh hell.

  • Jon

    I’m crossing my fingers for surprise announcement…a Nexus 5 phone that will be at least 5.3″ with 1080p screen resolution and cost $399.

    • Neomastermind

      No, thank you. Keep the Nexus phones under 5 inches.

      • Jon

        No no….it wouldn’t replace the Nexus 4…it would just be an additional size. So there would be Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.

        • Neomastermind

          So it would be what the Note is to the main S phones, correct? That could work then.

          • Big EZ

            I love the Note 2’s size, but it’s not for everyone. I wish a manufacturer would come out with one phone with 3 variants where only the screen size and battery were different. They could do a 4.3″, 4.8″, and a 5.3″.

          • Tyler

            all with same internals with the exception of battery

          • Big EZ

            Yep, something like 2100 mah, 2700 mah, and 3300 mah. Then development would be so easy to port from one to another.

          • Neomastermind

            That would make too much sense.

      • Thank god we live in the US and have choices. Don’t like it. Don’t buy it. Simple brah

  • Keith0606

    google surprises us and give us an N7 with Snapdragon 800. I’m looking for a reason to upgrade my current n7 but the current leaked specs are kind of underwhelming for me.

  • Kenny Larson

    LTE will come as an OTA for those that have access to AWS bands. 4.3 JELLY BEAN not KLP. 5.0 will come in November with the new Nexus phone and Nexus 11 tablet. I also predict 80% chance of Google Smartwatch being announced. Won’t be available to purchase until mid-july/early august.

    • Tim242

      LTE on the Nexus 4 has not been approved by the FCC.

      • Correct.

      • NexusPhan69

        You know what does have FCC approval tho? The Motorola phone we’ve been seeing for over a month now!

        • Tim242

          Yes. But, that is not a Nexus. It is a Motorola phone. Therefore, Motorola will announce it, not Google

          • gokusimpson

            Aren’t they one in the same now?

          • Tim242

            Nope. Google has said many times that they will continue to operate as a separate entity.

          • NexusPhan69

            True. But I think its entirely possible for Google to invite Motorola out on stage to announce it. Regardless, I don’t expxt any hardware announcements tomorrow. Google said they are shifting it back to focus on developers and its just been too quiet this close to the conference. We would have heard something by now.

          • Funny how people down vote for me saying it.

            Oh well. Let them get excited. Then I’ll laugh as they cry and say told ya so.

          • Tim242

            We’ll laugh together, then have a nice adult beverage : )

          • Big EZ

            Just because they are operating as separate companies doesn’t mean that they won’t have any influence on them. If they are operating as separate entities why is the only things we’ve been hearing about Motorola coming from Google? Why are Motorola’s new phone look nothing like a Motorola, but something straight from Google. They have a Google CEO, and Google is talking about their future phones.

    • Pedro

      That’d be odd, since LTE capability was removed with the most recent OTA.

  • Bionic

    I’ll be at work. Dammit

    • Pedro

      Is that a guess, or per Sarge?

      • Definitely Sarge.


      I know man, me too. I hope the bank is slow so I can keep hitting refresh on dl’s page

      • JoshGroff

        Good thing I get to wear headphones at work, at least I can listen to I/O. Can’t watch it though.

  • John Davids

    Super jelly. Someday I will have multiple thousands of dollars to fly out there and play with all the new Google toys…..someday….

    • I/O ticket – 300
      Plane tickets- $300
      Hotel $200

      Def not multiple thousands needed.

      • John Davids

        You are so cute when you try to matter!

  • I’m 100% with you. It’ll be everywhere.

  • A new N7 is all I’m expecting, and that’s not too terribly difficult to keep under wraps.

  • cmiram

    Agreed. And cross-platform right away! If it can work between iPhone and Android users right off the bat; it will provide that missing link that has been so annoying

    • Brandal Wagener

      And we will no longer have to deal with the “Oh that’s right, you don’t have iMessage do you?” remarks. It’s going to be fantastic

      • cmiram

        Oh my gosh that will be wonderful. Almost 0% chance of it happening, but if it can actually integrate into iMessage..I might have a heart attack haha

        • Besnik Rrustemi

          and hopefully a 4.3 jelly bean update,and performance improvements to nexus 4.
          why droid dna that has the same specs and bigger 1080p screen scores 8500 quadrant score while my nexus 4800.
          very Strange

      • RAZR_FANN

        Instead it’ll be “Oh that’s right, you don’t use Babel?” and it’ll be used a lot less than the iMessage remark.

  • John

    Pretty excited to see what happens tomorrow!


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  • Wes

    Maybe this time they actually kept the leaks from leaking….nah, that never happens lol

  • Ian Smith

    even if there is no Nexus unveiling it would be nice if they just drop a hint as to what could be coming down to pipe. all i ask is that they acknowledge the existence of the next Nexus phone and my appetite will be sated.

  • Just bought a like-new G-Nex with extended battery on eBay for 160 (auction ended today so I had to jump on it) to replace my garbage TBolt.

    I’m sure Google will announce an LTE Nexus 4 or LTE X-Phone tomorrow because I couldn’t wait one more day.

    • Tim242

      Google will not announce a Motorola phone, unless it is a Nexus.

      • Big EZ

        Which might be why they are supposedly not focusing on new devices, they don’t want to take away from Motorolas announcement.

        • Motorola would announce another day in the future. Not during I/O at all.

          • Big EZ

            That’s what I was saying. They, supposedly, aren’t releasing a new phone, just a revised Nexus 4. Maybe this is because they have a plan to announce a new Motorola phone shortly after I/O.

          • They? You mean Motorola. Google and Motorola aren’t the same. Not sure how to get that through the thick headed people.

          • Big EZ

            They, Google (most people would understand that from the context), bought Motorola. They (Google and Motorola) operate as two different companies but we will/are seeing Google’s influence on them. I never said they were the same, just that Google may be holding back a little on the Nexus line because their phone (Motorola’s new phone that will be heavily influenced by Google, their parent company) may be coming out soon. I hope I broke that down enough for your thick head.

          • Being separate means being separate. Not complicated.

            Take a business class and you’ll know.

            Plus they mainly bought Moto for patents. Maybe a device here and there. But keep dreaming for whatever you want.

          • Big EZ

            You must have missed that the new CEO at Motorola came from Google. You must have also missed all the talk about Motorola’s new phones from Google, the leaked images, and the FCC documents.

    • Ew. Horrible deal. Should have spent the money on Nexus 4.