Google I/O Opening Keynote : May 15, 2013
Google's day-one keynote at the I/O developer conference.
 
12:02 - The event appears to be starting on time, with an Android-focused promo video.
 
12:03 - Google SVP Vic Gundotra is the first to take the stage.
 
 
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12:06 - Android exec Sundar Pichai follows Gundotra's introduction.
 
 
12:06 - "The world has changed pretty dramatically just in the span of 6 to 7 years."
 
12:07 - "Not just phones and laptops anymore ... watches with displays ... Google Glass."
 
12:08 - "We are fortunate at Google to have two platforms ... Android and Chrome."
 
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12:10 - Two years ago - 100 million Android activations. Today - 900 million activations.
 
12:11 - "We have a long way to go; the journey is just getting started."
 
12:12 - Map shows <10% Android penetration across most of the world.
 
12:12 - Android VP Hugo Barra is next up to talk about Android specifics.
 
12:13 - "Google Play has just crossed 48 billion app installs, 2.5 billion in the last month alone."
 
12:14 - Average revenue per user has more than doubled. Record payouts going to developers.
 
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12:15 - Google Play services, introduced a few months ago, brings latest APIs regardless of Android version.
 
12:17 - Three new location-based APIs: fused location provider (faster to acquire, more accurate positioning, lower power drain - <1% drain per hour); geofencing perimeters; activity recognition.
 
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12:19 - Google+ sign-in adds automatic app installation across devices, automatic log-in across devices.
 
12:20 - 60% of apps use Google Cloud Messenger, 17 billion messages per day, 60ms average latency.
 
12:21 - GCM now supports persistent connections between servers and devices, also adds upstream messaging.
 
12:21 - Synchronized notifications, one dismissal reaches across all devices.
 
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12:23 - Moving on to gaming, new "Google Play game services" APIs. Cloud save enables multi-device seamless play; achievements and leaderboards help connect players.
 
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12:24 - Features extend to iOS and web-based apps.
 
12:25 - Improved multiplayer service, better opponent matching and Google+ invitations.
 
 
12:27 - Riptide 2 demonstration appears to stall "waiting for players to join."
 
12:27 - "Networking environment here isn't the most friendly."
 
12:30 - Android Studio: new coding interface, streamlines development.
 
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12:31 - Simplified preview of layouts rendered on variety of screen sizes.
 
 
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12:34 - Android product manager Ellie Powers is the next on stage to talk about Google Play Developer Console.
 
12:34 - Optimization tips show performance in the Play Store, advice for improving standing.
 
12:36 - Automatic translation recommendations, connects developers to third-party translation services.
 
12:38 - Google Analytics will be shown directly in the developer console, with additional metrics launching this summer.
 
 
12:39 - Developers can now take advantage of beta testing and staged rollouts directly from the console.
 
12:41 - Chris Yerga steps on stage to talk about general improvements to Google Play.
 
 
12:42 - Yerga highlights some of the recent changes to the Play store: refreshed UI, new discovery features.
 
12:44 - New options for tablet-specific apps, consistent UI between phones, tablets and computers.
 
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12:47 - Moving forward from the locker service and music store, now introducing a new service: "Google Play Music: All Access."
 
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12:49 - Users can create radio stations based on specific tracks or albums. Tapping the playlist icon shows list of upcoming tracks, enabling "swipe away" to remove unwanted tracks.
 
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12:50 - Simple integration between personal music library and discovered content.
 
12:52 - All Access is available for $9.99/month, with a 30-day free trial, launching today in the US and "soon" in international markets. $7.99/month promotion for early adopters.
 
12:54 - New device announcement: Galaxy S 4 with stock Android experience.
 
 
12:55 - Same experience as Nexus devices. Google will sell an unlocked model with 16GB of memory, T-Mobile and AT&T support, bootloader unlocked, "prompt updates."
 
 
12:56 - June 26 launch, $649 price tag (crowd sounds sticker shocked).
 
12:58 - Switching back to Chrome - over 300 million new users in the past 12 months, over 750 million active users total.
 
12:59 - Samsung Chromebook has been out for 200 days, #1 on Amazon laptop listings for 190 consecutive days.
 
1:01 - Same capabilities of Chrome for desktop will be coming to all Android devices.
 
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1:02 - Demonstration shows WebGL running interactive Hobbit promo on the Nexus 10.
 
1:03 - Linus Upson takes the stage to talk about the new APIs for Chrome on mobile devices.
 
1:05 - Mobile Chrome already shows 57% gain in JavaScript performance compared to last year.
 
1:07 - WebP image compression, bringing 31 percent smaller file (in the example shown).
 
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1:08 - VP9 vs. H.264, demo shows 125MB vs 343MB for same video.
 
1:09 - YouTube rolling out VP9 support later this year.
 
1:11 - Payment information will sync across all devices, streamlining shopping from a phone.
 
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1:16 - Demo shows multiplayer gaming across Android devices, iPhone, iPad.
 
1:20 - Google is giving all keynote attendees a free Chromebook Pixel.
 
1:21 - Transitioning back to education. "7 of 8 ivy league schools use Google apps."
 
1:23 - Yerga returns to the stage to talk about Android in the classroom. "Why is there so much talk about technology in schools, but so little impact?"
 
1:24 - New initiative aims to put Android devices in the hands of students. Google Play optimized for educators, with specialized discovery features.
 
1:25 - Play store provides ways for teachers to push apps to entire classrooms or schools, with volume licensing.
 
 
1:26 - Education features are slated for fall.
 
 
1:27 - "Chromebooks are going mainstream in education, in US schools."
 
1:28 - Demo video highlights Google's education strategy in Malaysia.
 
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1:32 - Returning to Google+, introducing 41 new features: newly designed stream, redesigned Hangouts app, new photos experience.
 
1:33 - New Stream will be available on all devices. "This new Stream is about design and depth."
 
 
1:34 - Multi-column design taken to the desktop. Options for single-column layout are still available. Videos and other content can span multiple columns.
 
 
1:35 - Related hashtags: automatic recognition of post topics, system injects hashtags.
 
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1:36 - Image analysis helps automatically hashtag landmarks and other geographical features.
 
1:36 - Users can control automatic hashtags, cancel incorrect associations.
 
1:37 - "More than half of sharing on Google+ is done through private circles."
 
1:40 - New Hangouts app aims to simplify conversations.
 
 
1:41 - Simultaneous launch today on iOS, Android, web.
 
1:44 - Regarding photography: "Your darkroom is now a datacenter."
 
1:45 - Exec highlights recent 15GB storage announcement, designed in part for full-resolution photos.
 
1:46 - "Google can pick the best pictures for you."
 
1:47 - Duplicates, blurry shots automatically culled. Important landmarks recognized, increase priority. Smiling subjects take priority.
 
1:47 - Affinity: family and friends are shuffled to highlighted photos.
 
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1:48 - Auto Enhance: an easy button for "beautiful photos."
 
1:49 - Tonal distribution, skin softening, noise reduction, white balance, vignette handled automatically.
 
1:50 - Facial recognition breakthroughs: hairline, teeth, jewelry, glasses considered in analysis.
 
1:53 - Web-based UI serves as control panel for enhancements. Users can choose which enhancements to apply to images.
 
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1:54 - "Auto Awesome creates a new image from one that did not exist."
 
1:56 - Adds one of five effects: motion, HDR, smile gathering, mixed layout, pano.
 
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1:56 - "We think we just put the Google into Google+ ... finally allow technology to get out of the way."
 
1:57 - Keynote moves on to "the end of search as we know it."
 
2:01 - Knowledge Graph languages expanded to include Chinese, Turkish, more.
 
2:03 - Conversational search will be coming to all desktop and mobile devices via Chrome.
 
2:04 - "Hot wording" initiates search query after user states "OK Google," without requiring a button press.
 
2:06 - New options for Google New reminders, along with cards for musi albums, TV shows, public transit.
 
2:07 - Hot word demo "OK Google, show me things to do in Santa Cruz."
 
2:07 - "OK Google, show me pictures of the Santa Cruz boardwalk."
 
2:10 - "How tall do you have to be to ride the Giant Dipper?" Google responds with minimum height requirement.
 
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2:11 - Next query: "When does my flight leave?"
 
2:14 - Next example: "Show me my pictures from New York last summer."
 
 
2:18 - Next subject: Google Maps; 199 countries launched.
 
 
2:19 - North Korea is the 200th country to be covered by Google Maps.
 
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2:20 - Street View no includes 50 countries, including the Alps and down the Amazon via boat.
 
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2:21 - Over 40 million geocodes for business locations around the world.
 
2:22 - Over 1 million websites using Google Maps.
 
2:24 - Google Maps exec Daniel Graf is the next presenter, takes a dig at Apple's maps app.
 
2:24 - Update coming to Google Maps for Android, iOS. "Brand new design, new look."
 
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2:26 - New five-point rating scale across all Google products.
 
2:30 - Dynamic rerouting automatically alerts the driver to traffic problems, suggests better route one the fly.
 
2:31 - The tablet layout includes a new "Explore" interface.
 
2:42 - Demo shows Google Earth via browser, with full 3D photo tour generated from user images.
 
 
2:43 - Users will be able to view a timeline of estimated travel time while walking or driving.
 
2:46 - Users can sign up to preview the future Google Maps features, with formal invitations expected shortly thereafter.
 
2:58 - Larry Page follows the earlier presenters with a long monologue that touches on Google's vision and inspiring more people to get involved in computer science.
 
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3:05 - Page answers questions from the audience, continues to focus on philosophical perspectives on the industry.
 
3:15 - The co-founder reflects on Gmail - "We had 100 people when we launched Gmail. People said 'you're crazy; you're a search company,' but we understood something about the industry."
 
3:33 - Page concludes the Q&A session and the keynote, without any last-minute surprise announcements.
 
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