Google I/O 2011 Day Two Keynote : May 11, 2011
San Francisco
12:32 - Vic Gundotra up: talks about the free Samsung and Verizon hotspot giveaway. Confirms it's the 4G hotspot, but asks users not to turn on existing hotspots during the keynote.
12:33 - Gundotra talks about the value of the open web, a platform controled by none of us. Sundar Pichai of the Chrome team is up.
12:34 - 70 million Chrome browser users last year. Now up to 160 million this year.
12:36 - At Chrome 6, the company decided to go to a much faster upgrade path. It has kept updating every six weeks and seen growth move faster since.
12:37 - All modern browser developers now have HTML5 APIs, some of which were in Chrome first.
12:40 - Demo up of newer Chrome features, including speech. Clicker has a simple code add that lets you add speech to a dialog box.
12:41 - The speech demo works despite stereotypes of jinxing live demos with speech.
12:42 - Google Translate demo also works for Chinese; people in the audience confirm that it's accurate.
12:44 - Illustrating how much faster JavaScript has gotten faster between early Chrome versions and 11 [most recent stable version]. Showing off Chrome 12's GPU-accelerated CSS transitions and how they get "magically faster" without having to change code.
12:47 - Google jabs Microsoft and uses its own IE9 fish tank demo against it: Chrome GPU acceleration not only keeps up with IE9 but goes past it. 10X faster than Chrome's software-only render and only slows to 30FPS with 1,000 fish. When ported to WebGL, it can do 10,000 fish at the same speed.
12:48 - Demoing TinkerCAD for 3D modelling in WebGL.
12:50 - Pichai back up: this technology only matters if it reaches users. Chrome Web Store was meant for that. Expanding it to all 41 languages in which Chrome is offered.
12:51 - More payment options for the Chrome Web Store; it was previously hard to charge for things in-app without breaking the flow.
12:53 - Pointing out's web app for comics. They want to make a purchase of a new comic book in the app. One line of code is all it takes to add in-app buying through a new API.
12:54 - Asking how much to charge; complex fees attached. Google wanted to keep it simple. Flat 5% fee. 95% stays with you; great thing for the web.
12:57 - Pichai: want to show you a game that couldn't have been done on the web a year ago. It's Rovio and Angry Birds. Peter Vesterbacka says the company was "angry" that it couldn't bring the game to the web. Bringing it to the largest audience of all.
12:59 - Looks exactly the same as the mobile version, but that's the achievement. Gets 60FPS "easily." Built using WebGL. If your browser doesn't support it, we support Canvas [HTML5]. Hardware acceleration gives you an "HD" version, but it still works in standard definition as a fallback.
1:00 - If you're offline, it uses HTML5 to cache offline. You can play the complete game while offline. A way to keep going when you run out of battery on your Android phone.
1:02 - Special treat only for users of Chrome: special, exclusive levels that are only available in Chrome. Google Chrome buttons as blocks and even a Chrome boss. Really happy to hear about Google's 5% cut. That's fair. Mighty Eagle bird from iPhone in-app purchases coming to Chrome "very, very soon."
1:03 - All of what you saw here was in Java using Google's web toolkit. Hosted on Google App Engine. Can cope with everyone getting the game at the same time after the keynote.
1:04 - After this, let's go pop some pigs and play Angry Birds. Pichai comes back up and jokes Angry Birds in Chrome is the culmination of his work. His kids will say he's finally been doing something useful.
1:05 - Creative team up showing a future web music project: Three Dreams of Black. Shows HTML5 and especially WebGL. Based on a new Danger Mouse track with guests like Norah Jones.
1:09 - A 3D interactive project: it flows through a music video with 3D panning, pixel shaders that paint in 3D objects and the world. Using a simple 3D.js JavaScript code to process it. The project should be available soon through .
1:10 - Now switching to Chrome OS. People spend most of their time on the web. Talking about how much legacy code there is on computers: some even check for a floppy drive. You have to run antivirus software. If you have to upgrade your PC, it takes an entire weekend. Really complicated.
1:10 - Chrome OS is "nothing but the web." Applied to a variety of form factors. Focusing initially on notebooks, since that's where people use the web the most.
1:12 - Calling these "Chromebooks." Instant-on: up and running in three minutes. Always connected -- pay as you go data. All-day battery, access things everywhere. Gets better, not worse, over time. Security is built-in.
1:13 - Pichai never brings his charger with him when using a Chromebook. Because it's nothing but the web, you can have multiple systems, share them with people. Getting better is something people aren't used to; PCs normally degrade over time.
1:13 - JavaScript improvements mean things will get faster over time.
1:14 - Google got over 1 million applicants for the Cr-48 Chromebook pilot. Shipped "thousands." Good news is that we've been working on the same features over the past few months. Fixed some flaws, revamped the trackpad. Now a seamless Flash experience on Chromebooks. Intel collaborating to make it run faster.
1:15 - If you plug in a camera now, you get something different than the "nothing" of before. Kan Liu up to show the features.
1:18 - Chrome OS now has a built-in file manager to open files you've downloaded or stored. Showing a USB drive full of music; if you play a file, a media player pops up. Same for video.
1:18 - YouTube rentals and Music Beta work, because of course it's just the web. Hulu, MOG, etc. work too. Been working closely with Netflix to get it to work.
1:20 - Importing photos from a camera automatically pops up the file manager. If you have a web app like Picasa's 'installed,' a file handler is an option to upload directly to the web.
1:21 - Google Docs can open spreadsheets and other files it recognizes. There's an API so that anyone can make a file handler. has one for direct uploading.
1:22 - Google hopes to let users directly open offline files on the web, such as importing your photos directly from the SD card. Hope developers will leverage those APIs.
1:24 - Pichai talks apps users have requested to go offline. Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Books. Many third-party apps do as well today; mentions Angry Birds again.
1:25 - Working with key partners to bring Chromebooks to market: Acer, Intel, Samsung, and Verizon. Such great feedback on the connectivity. Partnering with leading carriers to make the option available internationally.
1:27 - Samsung has the first Chromebook: 12.1-inch 300-nit display, 8-second boot, 8-hour battery. Wi-Fi and 3G from Verizon in the US, others internationally. Two colors. Acer: 11.6-inch display, 8-second boot, instant on, 6.5-hour battery, Wi-Fi and 3G again. Samsung device is $429 for Wi-Fi; built-in 3G makes it cost $499. Acer costs $349 and up. Amazon and Best Buy to have these systems June 15. Available in 6 countries too. UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain.
1:28 - Full jailbreak capabilities; partners won't want to say it, but you can mod these as much as you want.
1:29 - Talking enterprise advantage; companies often think it's too complex to upgrade. Chrome OS simplifies that. SAP, SalesForce, ZenDesk, etc. have browser apps, and Citrix, VMware do web apps.
1:31 - Experiment at Jason's Deli: was too complex, and they had just one Windows computer. Seamlessly deployed Chrome OS systems there. Most companies can switch 75% of users today.
1:33 - Acer and Samsung notebooks will be available for businesses as well. Also making a Samsung box for those who want to drive large monitors. Chromebooks for business gets centralized web console for management, full support, warranty and replacement. Hardware auto-updates.
1:33 - $28 per user subscription.
1:34 - $20 per user for schools and institutions. Just like for consumers, June 15. Same seven countries.
1:36 - Promo video recapping features.
1:37 - Every I/O attendee gets a free Chromebook (Samsung), Pichai says.
1:38 - Available June 15, an e-mail with details.
1:40 - Show ends.
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