Google I/O will be starting tomorrow and 5500 developers will come together at the highly anticipated developer conference held by Google. Google’s I/O event will also grab more eyeballs after the recent introduction of iOS 6 and Microsoft’s Surface tablet and next generation of Windows Phone O.S.
Google will most likely be introducing the latest Android OS; Jelly Bean (see Jelly Bean structure at Googleplex) to the world along with the rumored 7 inch Google Nexus tablet. However, there may be several more announcements which could turn out to be exciting.
Google I/O keynotes are usually streamed online and on YouTube. The first Google I/O keynote will begin on June 27 at 9:30 Am and can be watched at https://developers.google.com/events/io/ or http://www.youtube.com/GoogleDevelopers. You can also find other keynotes and developer events at their I/O live page at https://developers.google.com/events/io/io-live
We will try and add links to videos to these post when the event goes live.
Looks like someone accidentally pushed the wrong button at the Google headquarters by listing Samsung Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ as “soon the first phone with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean” on the Play Store. This puts an end to all those rumors circling around Jelly Bean and confirms that 4.1 Jelly Bean will indeed be the next Android version.
An XDA Forum member, while surfing the Play Store finding an unlocked Galaxy Nexus, found out that the description was changed as the first phone which would be getting the Jelly Bean update. What’s more interesting is that the Galaxy Nexus thumbnail image during checkout had also been changed to a newer image of Nexus sporting a different wallpaper and a modified search widget.
Jelly Bean 4.1 is the next major update to Android 4.0 and is surely going to bring several new features and improvements. However, as the screenshot suggests, the Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ would be the first and by my experience, the only phone to sport it officially for a couple of months as other OEMs will surely take some time to deliver it on their phones after customizing it with their own skins.
Google was quick to revert that image and description mentioning Jelly Bean to their original form in just a couple of hours, but those few hours were enough to tease us all Android lovers. Was it an accident? Or an intentional (subtle) move by Google to hint us what we can expect to see at the Google I/O on 27th of this month? We will have to hold our nerves for four more days to find out anything more and of course, we at Techie-Buzz will always be there to keep you updated!
[Image credit: AndroidPolice, Source: XDA]
Google I/O 2012, one of the most awaited developer conferences of the year, opened the doors for registration today, and has sold out completely in aroudn 20 minutes.
Vic Gundotra of Google confirmed this in a post on Google Plus:
Google I/O has officially sold out! It took just a bit over 20 minutes!
The Google I/O event had sold out completely in less than an hour last year. This year, it has sold out in around a third of that. The only other conference that could rival Google I/O in terms of developer frenzy would be the Apple WWDC.
Vic also added:
While we’re overwhelmed with the interest and enthusiasm around Google I/O, we know it can be very disappointing and frustrating when an event sells out this quickly.
So here is what we are going to do:
1) Keynote will be streamed live
2) All key sessions will be streamed live
3) All session videos will be available after 24 hours
4) Google I/O Extended viewing parties will be happening all over the world
One of the main reason why Google I/O sells out so quickly is because it gives away a lot of swag at the event, including free devices. At Google I/O 2011, it gave away a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to all attendees. In 2010, it distributed the HTC EVO 4G, and in 2009, it gave away the Google Ion smartphone. Since the value of the free devices is more than the price of registration, the event attracts a lot of scalpers who flood the event at the expense of developers.
Google I/O 2012 will be held from June 27 to June 29, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Attendees could possibly get the Nexus Tablet, which is rumored to be launched this year.