Sundar Pichai: Wearable SDK for Android Coming in Two Weeks

A few weeks back, a report surfaced suggesting that Google would unveil a wearables platform some time in the month of March, with a device potentially arriving a couple of months later at Google I/O. That report is now at least half correct, as Android head Sundar Pichai announced today during an interview at SXSW that in two weeks time, his team would launch a new wearable SDK for Android.  (more…)

Google I/O 2014 Happening June 25 and 26

This afternoon, Sundar Pichai announced that Google I/O 2014 will take place at San Francisco’s Moscone Center on June 25 and 26. That’s exactly 126 days from now.

Registration info was not given just yet, but Pichai promised that the process will be different this time around. Rather than having to flock to Google’s registration page the second it opens, Google will instead allow you to submit your interest in attending. After you have submitted interest, applicants will be randomly selected and then notified.

That seems, well, kind of unfortunate in a way. In other words, you have no control over whether or not you will be able to attend Google I/O this year. While that process may eliminate the complaints after crashing servers and tickets selling out in minutes, I can imagine people not liking the lottery format and instead complaining over having no control. Hopefully, they at least offer previous attendees a chance to attend again.  (more…)

Why Couldn’t Vic Gundotra and Sundar Pichai Sleep Last Night?

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It’s October 28, one of the oft-rumored potential announcement dates for the new Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 “Kit Kat.” While we still have nothing official to share with you from Google, we are a bit curious as to why Vic Gundotra, Google’s senior VP of social, was so excited last night for Monday to arrive that he couldn’t sleep and needed to ask Android boss Sundar Pichai if he was having troubles as well. The timing of his posts to Google+ on the eve of the week that we had been expecting new Nexus products to arrive has at least caught our attention.   (more…)

Kit Kat Android Statue Arrives on Google Campus, So Long Key Lime Pie

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Android boss Sundar Pichai just revealed the new name of the next major version of Android – Kit Kat. Through a picture of a new statue on the Google campus lawn along with a note posted to Google+, Pichai said that he “can’t wait to release the next version of the platform that is as sweet as the candy bar that’s one of our team’s favorites.” In other words, goodbye Key Lime Pie – hello, Kit Kat.  (more…)

Sundar Pichai Confirms New Nexus 10 by Samsung is in the Works

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With yesterday’s announcement of a brand new Nexus 7, but no mention – not even the slightest hint – of a new 10-inch Nexus 10, some larger-tablet fans are getting concerned. But don’t go worrying too much. According to Amir Efranti, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, tweeted that Google’s Sundar Pichai has confirmed a new Nexus 10 is in the works. As head of Android and a few other things at Google, we would say it’s a safe bet that he knows what’s going on.  (more…)

Live: Google’s Breakfast With Sundar Pichai, Likely the Nexus 7 and 4.3 Unveiling

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Who wants breakfast? How about a side of Android 4.3 with your sunny-side-up new Nexus 7? At Google’s planned breakfast event with Android and Chrome boss Sundar Pichai that is taking place this morning, we may be snacking on both, along with some Chrome news as well (Chromecast?).

We’re here in San Francisco to join in on the festivities, so whatever is announced, will be seen here at DL. And unlike yesterday’s get-together with Verizon, this one is streamed live for the world to see. Yes, that means you are coming along for the ride.

Get your bibs on, it’s time for a Google event!  (more…)