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

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Google I/O day 1 has essentially come to a close now that the 3-hour long keynote has been completed. Developers are off in small sessions learning ways to make better apps, and the media is trying to wrap their brains around everything that went down. But we aren’t the important ones – we want to know what you thought of this morning’s festivities.

Was there something in particular that stood out? Were you disappointed that no new hardware was announced (Nexus 7) and Android 4.3 was missing? Or were the new Music apps and services, Google Now update, and Galaxy S4 “Nexus experience” edition enough to please you?

Favorite Announcement From Google I/O Day 1?

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  • http://www.friv2.org/ friv

    Google Music hands down. It’s great, new UI is beautiful too! Thanks for share this source, do follow link could get us a good rank and pagerank,thank you.

  • Detonation

    Am I the only one that doesn’t like the new Music app UI? I have a ton of music on my phone so the whole card UI means it takes forever to scroll through the list of albums or artists, as opposed to just a straight flat list. Not to mention the app is laggy and frequently force closes on my GS3

  • Raiden_1

    There should be an option for nothing.

  • Jjonez1011

    Should have been an option for none. Pretty bummed about no update on the Nexus 7 2. Was going to get the first one but waited 3 months when rumers of a second one was in the makes.

  • Simon Belmont

    My favorite NON-announcement was Android 4.3. I was really looking forward to seeing that unveiled.

    I know that Google I/O is more about developers, but they’ve historically launched a new version of Android at each one (and sometimes hardware). Oh well, all in due time, I suppose.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    I love Hangouts.

    Question: if carriers will someday in the near future be going VoLTE, wouldn’t text be sent thru data?

    If the plan isn’t to phase out cdma and 2g cell towers, then i do not get the point of having VoLTE as an option. I know not every device has LTE, but cmon, look at the smartphone adoption rate. Soon that’ll be the LTE adoption rate. GV is web based and it supports sms, so i don’t see a reason why it wasn’t included in HO.
    Do you see where im going? it shouldn’t matter (soon) if Hangouts supports sms. If you have an internet connection, make a G+ (which is exactly what google wants). I understand that not everyone will have the operating system that supports it and i don’t how that would be solved unless they add sms. I just know Google thinks for the future, and IMO sms seems like a step backwards for tomorrow. I think they want everyone connected to their services.

    maybe my point isn’t not including sms was the right thing to do. What i’m trying to say is, Google is raising the bar. They want everyone and everyTHING connected to the web somehow. They see a world where the internet is the bare minimum, and i support it.

  • John Huie

    I was super impressed w/ the chrome racer experiment, g.com/racer. HOWEVER, i can’t get it to work on my galaxy s3 or my nexus 7! but it seems to work on the ipad… grr… anyone else?

  • Brandon Golway

    Google + and music, I use Google + everyday so i definately love the new layout.

  • Noel

    HTC look at this poll and realiize that a huge segment out there will welcome the HTC ONE GE as well. Stop leaving money on the table from the millions who will jump on the idea of a HTC ONE GE, or ceding a huge advantage to your main competition the Samsung GS4. Make no mistake the GS4 GE is a huge sales play by Sammy.

  • Israeli Guy

    Play Music won’t be available in my country maybe until 2040…

  • http://twitter.com/Mancunian__Red Vasanth

    Android Studio . Happy day for dev’s

  • kevin

    I really dont understand why We could not of seen sms or mms intergrated into hangouts. The majority of people still text while the minority use gtalk and google + and this is a fact. I really thought it would of been common sense for google to of done something amazing in adding sms into this but oh well =/ better luck next time

    • http://twitter.com/Fresh2infinity Marcos

      I agree with you but understand that it’s a business for google. they would get nothing out of having people use SMS/MMS as an IM service. They want to push people to google plus! the sad part is no one is actually on G+ and Iphone users who sad to say control all the cool trends in smartphones aren’t going to ditch iMessage. I honestly think What’sApp is the only IM that has it right, they use your phone number as a username/handle therefore as long as you have someones number in your contacts you can communicate with them. Google should of done this and perhaps push people to g+ by not letting them send pics or video chat unless they sign up…….just my 2 cents :-)

  • NoBullet

    I’m guessing Play Games has a low vote since it was leaked, but im loving it. Im playing games again I wouldnt have bothered with before. I love improving my time in Riptide now. And Stickman Golf 2 multiplayer is really fun.

  • http://www.y8u.org/ Y8

    I am the kind of person to purpose appreciation permanently writing once it’s merited. you need to acknowledge what a good author you’re.

  • Josh

    I have an upgrade and I don’t know what to do with it! Any suggestions?

  • IHATEHIPSTERSSS

    Such a disappointing keynote…Google are really falling behind Apple in terms of innovation.

    • TylerChappell

      Obvious troll is obvious. But I am just saving you from the angry horde for forgetting your /s tag.

  • http://www.ashevilletechnologyservices.com Dan Brown

    What? I can’t believe Music is #1…