Google I/O Day 1 Keynote : June 27, 2012
Google's first-day keynote at the I/O developer conference.
 
12:36 - The event appears to be starting.
 
12:38 - Engineering senior VP Vic Gundtora takes the stage.
 
12:39 -
 
 
12:41 - Hugo Barra, director of product management, boasts of 400 million Android devices. "Definitely not slowing down."
 
12:41 - Over 1 million new activations every day.
 
12:42 - South Korea and France represent over 300% Android growth in the last three months. Other developing countries surpass 500% Android growth.
 
12:43 -
 
 
12:44 - Up next: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
 
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12:45 - Project Butter aims to make graphics "buttery smooth." Jelly Bean also anticipates finger position for improved responsiveness. Touch processing takes priority in CPU usage to eliminate lag.
 
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12:48 - Stock devices shown side-by-side running Jelly Bean and ICS, clearly smoother with Android 4.1 optimizations.
 
12:49 - Widgets in v4.1 automatically resize to fit free space on home screens.
 
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12:51 - Text entry now uses predictive technology, while the speech recognition engine has been moved onto the phone for offline use.
 
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12:53 - Accessibility options have been expanded, with optimizations for brail accessories via Bluetooth.
 
12:54 - Photo app has been revamped, enabling users to swipe to delete photos and pinch to bring up an album view.
 
12:55 - Android Beam will enable wireless pairing via direct tap, or video/photo transfer by tapping devices.
 
12:56 - Notifications have also been redesigned, placing more information in the scroll-down menu to eliminate the need to open each app to preview content.
 
 
12:57 - Users can like or comment on social networking posts from the notifications menu, without opening the corresponding app.
 
12:58 - Notifications automatically expand at the top of the list. Two-finger vertical swipe expands or collapses the notifications manually.
 
12:59 - Knowledge Graph brought to Android 4.1, enhancing the UI when users search for certain terms.
 
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1:01 - Demo shows voice search giving direct responses to inquiries. "Who is the prime minister of Japan?"
 
1:03 - "Google now" attempts to refine results. Tells users when the next train will arrive when waiting for public transit.
 
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1:05 - System automatically tells users when they need to leave to get to appointments.
 
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1:07 - The technology learns a user's habits, providing time estimates for regular events to help scheduling.
 
1:08 - Jelly Bean available in July as an OTA update for select devices, including the Galaxy Nexus.
 
1:09 - New "Platform Developer Kit" that will be available to hardware developers 2-3 months ahead of the OS updates.
 
1:10 - Engineering director Chris Yerga comes on stage to talk about Google Play.
 
1:10 - 600,000 apps in the store, now past 20 billion installations.
 
1:12 - App Encryption will be available from Google 4.1, enabling device-specific authentication.
 
1:13 - "Smart" app updates eliminate the need to download the entire APK file each time, reduces average download size by 70%.
 
1:14 - Introducing "Google cloud messaging," a free service that devs can take advantage of.
 
 
1:16 - New content will be added from popular movie studios. New magazines also on the way.
 
1:17 - Hugo back on stage now to talk about new Nexus tablet.
 
1:18 - As expected, the tablet is an Asus-built "Nexus 7."
 
 
1:20 - 1280x800 display, quad-core Tegra 3 chipset with 12-core GPU, front-facing camera, NFC, gyroscope, accelerometer, 9 hrs of HD video playback, 340 grams.
 
1:20 -
 
 
1:22 - First demo focuses on reading experience (directly fueling the Kindle Fire rivalry).
 
1:24 - Magazine experience will focus on interactive content, not just a print copy.
 
1:25 - "What's this song?" feature will enable users to quickly identify and purchase music.
 
1:26 - YouTube, Google Maps apps bring additional tablet optimizations.
 
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1:32 - $199 for the Nexus 7, including a $25 credit in the Google Play store. Shipping mid-July in North America, with additional markets to follow.
 
1:34 - The presentation moves on to Nexus Q, a streaming media player.
 
1:35 - Spherical device connects to cloud-based media. (A demo video appears to take quite a bit of inspiration from Apple's keynote vides - comments from the industrial designers, shots of the circuit boards and unfinished metal housing)
 
1:37 - The Q plugs into speaker systems and a television, like Apple TV. The system uses an Android device as a controller, though content is pulled directly from Google Play via home broadband connection.
 
1:38 - Uses same processor as the Galaxy Nexus. Also integrates its own 25-watt speaker(s).
 
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1:43 - Anyone with an Android device can add music to the local queue. The small device also handles multi-room distribution.
 
1:46 - The Nexus Q will sell for $299.
 
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1:51 - The company may be finished with its hardware announcements, but now it's time for Google+.
 
1:52 - Google+ is said to have reached 250 million users, with 75 million signing in every day.
 
1:52 - More people use Google+ from mobile than from desktop.
 
1:53 - A Google+ tablet-native version has finally arrived.
 
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1:55 - Hangouts automatically switches the view based on who is talking.
 
 
1:56 - All of the new features are also coming to the iPad. Vic - "looks gorgeous on the Retina display."
 
1:59 - Google+ Events brings "cinemagraphic" themes for making event invites, deep integration with Google Calendar.
 
 
2:00 - Invitations can be sent to anyone, even those without Google+ accounts.
 
2:01 - Invitees can quickly check their availability, and add the invitation to their calendar.
 
2:02 - The system has a "Party Mode" that collects photos from an event, available as a live slideshow.
 
2:05 - After an event, guests will be asked to upload photos that are collected in one place in chronological order.
 
 
2:07 - Sergey Brin comes on stage (outfitted with Google Glass spectacles, of course).
 
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2:09 - Brin shows a Hangout with a few skydivers above Moscone, also outfitted with Google Glass and wingsuits.
 
2:12 - Skydivers remain connected to the live Hangout as they quickly descend toward the Moscone Center.
 
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2:23 - Google Glass demonstrations show the prototype hardware being used in extreme sports, along with running, tennis, and "jumping into ball-pits."
 
2:28 - The eyewear is said to integrate a powerful CPU and lots of RAM, along with an accelerometer, gyroscope, wireless radios, microphone, camera, speaker and a touch-sensitive surface for input.
 
2:36 - "Google Glass Explorer Edition" eyewear will serve as a development platform, only available to US-based I/O attendees and not the general public.
 
 
2:46 - The event has come to a conclusion.
 
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