It’s time once again for Google I/O, and the company plans to pack a week’s worth of announcements into a single keynote address, so this should be interesting.
Take a look back at our live coverage of Google’s flagship conference, which started at 9am PT Wednesday. We’re not expecting as major a news event as we have in past years, but there will be no shortage of updates to the company’s plans for Android, Chrome, YouTube, and its cloud-computing services. We’ll have a full contingent of GigaOM reporters at the show bringing you updates both here and throughout the course of the day, so stay tuned.
So far, Google has announced:
- 900 million Android activations
- Three new Google Maps location APIs
- Synced Google Cloud Messaging accounts, which will let you sync notifications across devices.
- New Google Play Game Services features that can do multiplayer gaming through Google+
- Android Studio, a new development environment for Android app developers.
- A new design for the Google Play app store that highlights tablet apps.
- Google Play Music All Access, a subscription music service.
- A new educational initiative involving Android tablets and apps for education.
- Sweeping updates to Google+, including a new stream design.
- Conversational search within Chrome.
- Big changes to Google Maps.