Google I/O archive

  • Google to launch Spotify competitor at Google I/O on Wednesday
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    Google to launch Spotify competitor at Google I/O on Wednesday

    By 15 May 2013

    Google has plans for a three-hour keynote to kick-off Google I/O on Wednesday. Among Google's announcements will be the long-awaited music subscription service out of Mountain View, set to compete with industry leader Spotify, according to the New York...

  • Google hosting 3-hour keynote on 15 May to introduce new products
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    Google hosting 3-hour keynote on 15 May to introduce new products

    By 1 May 2013

    Google has revealed the schedule for its Google I/O conference starting on 15 May, and in doing so has given us the date it plans to announce new products. This year, the announcements won't occur in separate keynotes. Instead, Google will be hosting...

  • What's new in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean?
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    What's new in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean?

    By 27 June 2012

    Announced alongside the new Asus Nexus 7 tablet was an update to Google's Android operating system. Named Jelly Bean, Android 4.1 is Google's entry into what has been a month of OS updates and announcements. First iOS 6, then Surface and now Jelly Bean....

  • Asus Google Nexus 7 tablet: Everything you need to know
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    Asus Google Nexus 7 tablet: Everything you need to know

    By 27 June 2012

    The rumours were true, the Asus-built Google Nexus 7 tablet is very much alive and well. Boasting a Kindle Fire-esque price tag, an impressive spec sheet and the latest version of Google’s Android operating system, known as Jelly Bean, this is a persuasive...

  • Google Now announced: a new way to search on Android
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    Google Now announced: a new way to search on Android

    By 27 June 2012

    Google I/O is in full swing and Android news is flinging about left right and centre. Among the announcements is an exciting new way of searching added to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Called Google Now, it acts like an intelligent personal assistant which...

  • Project Butter aims to make Android 4.1 Jelly Bean 'buttery smooth'
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    Project Butter aims to make Android 4.1 Jelly Bean 'buttery smooth'

    By 27 June 2012

    Google has taken to the stage at Google I/O 2012 to detail some of the updates coming to the latest iteration of its OS, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.  As expected, Dave Burke, engineering director on Android, detailed Project Butter, the aim of which is to...

  • Asus Google Nexus tablet: what to expect, but is it what we want?
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    Asus Google Nexus tablet: what to expect, but is it what we want?

    By 27 June 2012

    All fingers point to Google I/O for the launch of the rumoured Asus Nexus tablet. The event, which is set to take place on 27 June, should also see the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean, make an appearance on the Asus tablet. So what to expect from...

  • More Google Nexus tab specs revealed, Jelly Bean on board
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    More Google Nexus tab specs revealed, Jelly Bean on board

    By 25 June 2012

    The Google Nexus 7 tablet will run on Android Jelly Bean 4.1, according to the latest rumours to emerge just days before Google’s I/O event. Other details to be revealed include a 1.3GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, NFC capability enabling Google Wallet...

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Google I/O edition) review
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    Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Google I/O edition) review

    By 23 May 2011

    The limited edition of the Samsung Galaxy tablet handed out to developers at the Google I/O conference gives a good example of what you can achieve with an Android tablet, as well as the limitations. When we first tried out the 10-inch Galaxy Tab in and...

  • Nexus 3 in the works: Ice Cream Sandwich debut?
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    Nexus 3 in the works: Ice Cream Sandwich debut?

    By 12 May 2011

    Over in San Fran, at Google I/O, Android boss (or SVP of mobile to give him his official moniker) Andy Rubin confirmed that a new Google flagship device would be coming soon. Speaking to blog Android & Me, Rubin said: "The Nexus has been the thing that...

  • Google gears up for efficient driving
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    Google gears up for efficient driving

    By 11 May 2011

    You may have read on Pocket-lint on Tuesday how Google is planning on making your residence more automated by incorporating its API into "every device in your home", but the tech giant's API aims aren't confined to your abode - it has eyes on your driveway...

  • Android Ice Cream Sandwich coming in time for Christmas
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    Android Ice Cream Sandwich coming in time for Christmas

    By 10 May 2011

    Google has announced that it will be merging the company’s two operating system Honeycomb and Gingerbread into a new OS called Ice Cream Sandwich that will launch in time for Christmas. The new OS will offer a host of new features as well as bringing...

  • Google confirms Honeycomb update - Android 3.1
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    Google confirms Honeycomb update - Android 3.1

    By 10 May 2011

    Google has announced that it will be launching Android Honeycomb 3.1 at the company’s Google I/O event in San Francisco. New to the operating system will be an application task manager that automatically shuts down tasks that aren’t being used - your...

  • Google Music to launch without record labels at I/O
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    Google Music to launch without record labels at I/O

    By 10 May 2011

    Google I/O is to kick off with a bang with the announcement of Google's new music service. But, if you were expecting an Amazon/iTunes rival then you're in for a shock - the Big G is launching Google Music without the backing of any record labels. Instead,...

  • Android 3.0: Codename Gingerbread?
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    Android 3.0: Codename Gingerbread?

    By 21 May 2010

    You may recall that yesterday we told you all about Google's involvement in WebM - the open source HTML5 video project. No? Well, have a look here then. Anyway, amongst the FAQ's on the WebM website was a mention of the next version of the Android OS:...

  • VIDEO: Google's Gundotra slams Apple
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    VIDEO: Google's Gundotra slams Apple

    By 21 May 2010

    Apple is losing friends by the day. We all know about its very public spat with Adobe regarding Flash, but now Google has weighed in, via engineering VP Vic Gundotra, having a huge pop at Jobs and co during one of the keynote speeches at its I/O conference....