A Guide to Google I/O 2011

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Chromebooks? Ice Cream Sandwiches?  I demystify Google’s biggest event of the year for TrustedReviews and look at what hit and what missed the mark…

A Guide to Google I/O 2011

  • By Gordon Kelly
  • 15 May 2011

You may have noticed news from Google flooded the tech space this week. The reason was ‘Google I/O‘, an annual two day developer conference held in the Moscone Center in San Francisco. So let’s try and make sense of it all…

To understand Google I/O it is important to know where its slightly peculiar name comes from. It means “Innovation in theOpen”, but in typical Google style also refers to the input/output nature of the conference while being a visual play on the ones and zeros in binary code. This is somewhat long-winded, but is key to understanding the difference between it and similar events like Apple’s WWDC (World Wide Developer Conference): Apple shows what it has developed, Google shows what it is developing.

So what were the key highlights? In short: Google Music, Honeycomb 3.1, Android Ice Cream Sandwich, Android@Home, Google Movies in Android Markeplace and the long awaited unveiling of Chrome OS based laptops and desktops. READ ON

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