In the next half hour we will be watching Google’s biggest event of the year live from San Francisco. Hopefully today we’ll hear about Android M, Android Pay, new Wear devices, and more and more new technologies. The event kicks off with a 2-hour long general keynote, where we’ll get the bulk of our information.
Every year at about a month before one of Google’s biggest events, I/O, happens we see a update and redesign of the app used to follow all the news. Last year we were treated to the (yet-to-be-named) half-material app, and this year the app has finally been fully updated to embrace material to the fullest. What other changes await us inside?
Google’s developer conference, a.k.a Google I/O, is an annual event where the company holds sessions to talk about new products, services, and where they are putting their focus at for the year. It’s also where we’re usually introduced to the newest version of Android or some great offshoot product that will be ready in the months to come.
What a Day: Google I/O Sells out in Under an Hour, Andy Rubin Leaves Android, and Google Reader Receives a Pink SlipMarch 13, 2013 | Vincent Messina
Boy, oh boy, what a day. Today’s craziness all started at 7 a.m. PDT, when registration opened for Google I/O 2013. It was the usual Google clusterf****, with multiple issues ranging from error messages to Google Wallet disasters. It took about 55 minutes for the tickets to sell out, leaving those with Google Wallet issues, bank denials, and just plain infinitely spinning circles, furious. I can’t say I don’t blame them, as most of them certainly got hosed.