Posts tagged with: Google I/O 2013
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    Today was the day we looked to Google to blow our minds, to sweep us off our feet with some new, revolutionary product. The Google I/O 2013 keynote kicked-off at 12:00 PM local time, and stretched on for a tiresome three and a half hours. Between 12:00 and 1:15 PM, we were watching intently – even through the bits aimed at developers that flew over our collective head – for something truly new. We were waiting, wishing, hoping for a new device: a refreshed Nexus 4, a successor to the Nexus 7 or maybe even the rumored Motorola XFON. But as the keynote progressed, with new features and ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about HP's new SlateBook X2 and what this means to their efforts to bring Android into their ecosystem. We later talk about Google I/O starting with the new APIs, Services and Google Play Games, and then include things like Google+, Search enhancements, maps, etc. We then go through Google Music All Access and cover some of the included features. We end today's show talking about what Google I/O didn't release, mixed with the fact that a Galaxy S 4 running stock Android is awesome. All this and more after the break. Stories: - HP SlateBook X2 ...

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    For a Google I/O with not much to offer in the way of big Android announcements, there sure were a lot of smaller improvements Google had to share. After telling us about new Android APIs and the AOSP Galaxy S 4, the I/O keynote switched gears to Chrome and some other Google services. A lot of changes were revealed, so let's hit on some of the more notable ones. Some of the most impressive news was about the Google search experience. Voice-based search sees a number of improvements enhancing its ability to parse common language queries, letting you have a bit of a conversation with Google; ...

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    Google already sells music through Google Play, and lets users upload their own collections to its cloud locker system, but it's still been facing stiff competition from the likes of Pandora or Spotify, for users who don't necessarily want to build up a big personal library of music, and just ant to be able to listen to whatever they like, whenever the mood strikes them. We had heard rumors that the company was preparing to announce a new streaming service of its own, and it did just that at Google I/O today, unveiling Google Play Music All Access. All Access augments your previous music ...

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    Google I/O is still underway, and even though there is still more to be seen at the event, we could say that everything we were waiting to know about Android has already been said. There's a lot that we saw that we liked, a lot that to be honest with you, we're still waiting to see if they reveal as a "one more thing", and a lot that did surprise us about Google's new approach to their yearly developer conference. We haven't seen any Key Lime Pie, we haven't seen any Android 4.3 either, and it all points to a very stale Google I/O all around. Still, not everything is lost as we finally see ...

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    One of the last Google I/O rumors to arrive before things got started was word of a Nexus-like version of the Galaxy S 4, the GS4 Google Edition. We've been lowering our expectations when it comes to Google I/O device announcements this year, but this one actually ended up happening, with Google announcing the phone today. This GS4 runs stock Android, just like the Nexus 4. Updates will come from Google, quick and speedy, just like with regular Nexus devices. You'll be able to buy the phone right through Google from the Play Store when it start selling next month. This version of the GS4 ...

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    Google's 2013 I/O keynote is happening in just a few minutes and we will all finally see what Mountain View has prepared for us. Whether it will be an ace up the sleeve or not is yet unknown but the world is definitely watching, and you should be too. Below's a live link to the event itself and we're hoping to see interesting things. Whether it will be Android Key Lime Pie (insert version number here), and a Nexus 7 refresh, or something else, we'll talk about it, and much more, at our Google I/O Editorial Roundtable Hangout, Pocketnow Live-style, happening at 5p EDT.

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    As promised, last-minute Google I/O rumors continue to hit our desk, and the latest we want to share with you is some talk about the idea of Google introducing a new streaming music service. Unlike the locker-like system currently used by Google Music to let you stream your own library, this would be a subscription-based system more in line with what you get from a company like Spotify. Supposedly, Google has secured deals with both Universal and Sony that would allow it to feature the companies' music in this service. It looks like there could be multiple ways Google intends to use such ...

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    Despite rumors about devices like that Galaxy S 4 Google Edition, there's a feeling going in to Google I/O that this year's event could be much more focused on services than hardware. We're looking forward to news of Google Play Games, and in the hours leading up to the conference a new version of the Google Play Store has started arriving. On the surface, this looks to be a relatively minor polishing-up job. The app gets a few new button and image designs, and the colors are tweaked in some areas. Google also updated a couple text strings, and cleaned up how you redeem gift cards. There ...

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    We're now only hours away from Google I/O bringing us the latest announcements concerning Android, but that gives us just enough time to check out some last-minute rumors. It may be too early still for news of a Nexus 5, but could we learn of something a little different but up that same alley? One rumor claims that Samsung could bring word of a Nexus-like pure Android version of its flagship Galaxy S 4. Supposedly envisioned to address demand for a higher-end premium phone that offers a Nexus-like software experience, Samsung and Google would announce a Galaxy S 4 Google Edition running ...

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    Google I/O 2013 is right around the corner and chances are that we'll see something Android-related announced at this year's developers conference -- though perhaps not what we've become accustomed to from the conferences of yesteryear. Whether or not we will see another flavor of Jelly Bean or Key Lime Pie is still yet to be seen. Regardless, we're not going to sit idly by. Here are some of our last-minute requests for Android Key Lime Pie (or whatever they're going to show us at I/O).     Adam Doud Contributing Editor I'd like to see a smarter version of Google Now. Currently ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the NVIDIA Shield, its price and release date. We later talk about the BlackBerry Q5 along with the news that BBM is now coming to iOS and Android soon. Later we go through the Verizon Droid DNA, which is now free after a two-year contract pointing to a probable HTC One reaching the carrier soon. Nokia is next as the company has just unveiled their new Lumia 925 along with other features. We end today's show talking about our Google I/O predictions and obviously your Google I/O predictions as well. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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    What will be announced at Google I/O 2013? That's the question of the hour, especially for supporters and enthusiasts of Google's wildly popular mobile platform. The developer conference is generally where Google unveils its latest groundbreaking products, where we were first introduced to the Nexus Q, Nexus 7, Project Glass and Jelly Bean last year. Skydivers jumped from a plane, BMX riders jumped over building gaps, and one crazed man ran down the side of a building, all to demo Glass to the world, and to deliver a Glass unit to Sergey Brin on stage. Word has it, this year's I/O will be ...

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    With Nokia's latest product announcement now behind us, attentions are rapidly turning to this week's other big circle on the smartphone calendar: Google I/O 2013. The event kicks-off tomorrow, but Google's already hard at work getting San Francisco's Moscone Center ready for the the crowds. Some photos of the team's progress gives us a little preview of what to expect. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like this photoset is going to deliver in quite the same way as some staging photos from a big expo like MWC or an Apple event where a product announcement is due, as we're not seeing any ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Sony Xperia ZR and what's special about their new device. Google I/O is next as a recent interview with Sundar Pichai reveals that we might not see Nexus hardware at the event. Then we go through the recent leaks of Google Play Games, as the possible center for games to come to Android. The Galaxy S 4 Zoom follows with a possible leaked photo, and regarding the Verizon Galaxy S 4, well set your calendar to May 23rd. We end today's show talking about the leaks of the Nokia Lumia 925. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Sony Xperia ...

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