Reminder: Google I/O Registration Opens Tomorrow at 7AM Pacific

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If you plan to attend Google I/O in May, you’ll first need to register. Registration opens tomorrow morning at 7:00AM Pacific (10:00AM Eastern) and will require that you have Google+ (for registering) and Google Wallet (for payment) accounts. The event will likely sell out in minutes as it did over the last couple of years, so be sure you have both and are signed in before you attempt to grab a ticket.

General attendees can buy a pass for $900 – students (and faculty) can get in for $300 as long as they can prove they are affiliated with type of school.

The rest of the registration info can be found at the Google I/O site.

Behold the Google I/O Easter Egg Machine

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Google published the rest of their official Google I/O 2013 page today, which we took a minute to poke around on after receiving our press invite this afternoon. I have to admit though, that we weren’t half as clever as other attentive minds of the internet who realized that the front page was interactive and filled with more Easter Eggs than you can probably count.   (more…)

Google Announces March 13 as Google I/O Registration Day (Update: Pricing Added)


Google just dropped the 2013 Google I/O registration date as March 13 at 7AM. Like last year, attendees will have to pay for their tickets using a Google+ and Google Wallet account, so make sure to get those set up if you intend on going. And as always, expect tickets to sell out within the first 5 minutes.

Update:  Google also threw out pricing details on their G+ page.

Registration will open on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 7:00 AM PDT (GMT-7) and will remain open until tickets are sold out. Based on demand in previous years, we expect to sell out quickly. Just like last year, ticket prices will be USD $900 for general attendees and $300 for academic attendees, and you’ll need a Google+ account and a Google Wallet buyer account to register.

Let the hypebeasting begin!

Via: Google

Google and ASUS to Introduce Second Generation Nexus 7 at Google I/O

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There are technically no numbers to support this claim, but we think it’s safe to say that the Nexus 7 is easily the most popular Android tablet ever created. It matches the best of both worlds in hardware and software, plus it has that ridiculously awesome price tag that anyone could get happy about. When we start hearing news about the next iteration of this device from “upstream supply chains,” it’s time to get excited.  (more…)

Google I/O 2013 to Take Place May 15-17, Registration to Open Early 2013

Today, Google has announced the dates for 2013′s Google I/O. Usually taking place at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, the event is scheduled for May 15-17 with early registration beginning sometime early 2013. Last year, we were introduced to the Nexus 7, Nexus Q, and Jelly Bean. This year, can we expect some Key Lime Pie?

Any thoughts on what we’ll see in May?

Via: Google

Droid Life Q&A Session: I/O Edition Answers

We are a week removed from Google I/O 2012, can you believe it? A full week of Jelly Bean tips and tricks, Nexus 7 overviews, and Nexus Q confusion is officially behind us. So let’s talk about in this special edition Q&A session that focused on the magic that went down 9 days ago. We’ll talk about about those three items, but also a Nexus 10, if Train was any good in person, and when the rest of you will see the update to Android 4.1.  (more…)

Video: First Look at the Google Nexus Q

Now that we have the Nexus Q set up, Google’s odd little media sharing device was just asking for us to show it off. Before we do that though, I feel like I should share some thoughts that this video won’t touch on.

First of all, if you aren’t familiar with it yet, I’ll do my best to try and describe it. The Nexus Q (pictured above) is a media sharing amp of sorts, but the media sharing is limited to Google Play Movies and TV, Google Music, and YouTube. Your friends, as long as they have a compatible device, can share their Google Play media to it as well as long as they are connected to your WiFi network. Google wants it to be a social media sharing experience.  (more…)

Droid Life Q&A Session: Google I/O Edition

As most of you know, we spent all of last week in San Francisco, attending Google I/O. We haven’t had a chance to fully reflect on it yet, so since this happens to be one of our Q&A session weeks, we thought you could all help us do that. Rather than the normal Android chatter that these sessions tend to focus on, this week it will be all about the I/O experience, our thoughts, and what we did while we were there. So as usual, you can ask us whatever you’d like, but try to make it somewhat relevant to last week’s fun. You can ask for our opinions on the Nexus 7, Jelly Bean, or the Q if you’d like. You can quiz us on what sights we saw or restaurants we frequented. Have at it in the comments below.