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Google IO picture tour: take a look around the booths!

It was an exciting day at Google IO for not just Android fans, but tech fans, as Google rolled out a wide variety of updates and announcements. From the new Google Play Games and All Access for Google Music to the Google Play for Education and Google+ Hangouts, Google focused on services and features they could roll out to the masses.

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But something the masses couldn’t do? Physically attend Google IO 2013 and walk around the ocean of technological wonder. Perhaps you can’t experience it yourself, but I’ve taken a bunch of pictures in hopes you can somewhat live vicariously through Phandroid.

The first thing you notice are a couple Google Street View vehicles on the first floor of the Conference Center. Pretty cool all on their own, but there were actually 5 street view vehicles scattered throughout the event: Car, Trike, Trekker, Trolley, and Snowmobile. They’re really going to take Google Maps everywhere… maybe (eventually and with your “don’t be evil” permission) even into your house.

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As usual, Google had a bunch of other amazing booths set up as well: everything from virtual sky diving with a multi-screen display leveraging Google Maps API to a tent lounge featuring 360 panoramic photospheres of beautiful scenery.

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Google IO has already been a blast with a ton of exciting announcements and we’ve got 2 more days.

Don’t expect tomorrow or Friday to be as chalk full of breaking news and tech goodness, but keep your eyes on Phandroid because I’ll be using a much finer comb to sort through the rest of the conference floor.

For now, I’m off to the 2013 Google IO Party featuring music from none other than… Billy Idol? I mean, Billy Idol! Cheers, Phandroids, and Happy IO 2013.

 




  • http://www.facebook.com/EvoSchecter Matthew Rhodes

    Thanks!

  • BoSamps

    Is there still any chance of 4.3?
    Or did the chances go away with the end of the keynote?

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      No, keynote. No Android 4.3 (for now).

    • robjackson81

      There’s always a chance, but I’m guessing Google might have another impromptu event in a few months, after Apple’s WWDC.

  • Melanie Stewart

    I wish I could have been there :| wah!

  • Jeffrey Evans

    Cool how it’s categorized by services, looks very well organized and laid out. The thing I get from this year more than the previous is “ecosystem.” Google has really done a great job in bringing it all together into a cohesive environment.