It was a busy time in San Francisco yesterday. We kept you guys up to date on it all, but if you wanted to see what, exactly, took place inside the keynote hall at the Moscone Center yesterday morning you can now get a look for yourself. As usual, the entire keynote is available online for on-demand viewing. Three hours of Googley goodness are archived for your enjoyment.
As our Google IO keynote highlights post alluded to, there wasn’t a whole lot that Google announced that would get most typical users excited. That said, there were still some key things to get excited about. Android chief Sundar Pichai wasn’t lying when he said this IO would be less about product launches and more about developers, and that’s fine — it’s the developers who make this great platform strive.
The keynote featured info on things like new Google Play developer console features, a new IntelliJ-based IDE named Android Studio, Google Play Games, Google Play for Education, Google Play Music All Access streaming, the Google+ redesign and the new Google Hangouts, the new Google Maps, an announcement of the Nexus-like Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition, other search-based updates, and more. It’s all capped off with a refreshing appearance by Google CEO Larry Page, who recently broke the ice about the condition that’s caused him to take a backseat to public speaking engagements for nearly a year.
Don’t forget that there are still two more days of Google IO left. While there are no more keynotes, developers will be plenty busy with all the sessions, code labs, office hours and after-hours events taking place. If you’re interested in those you’ll be happy to know Google will be streaming them on up to 5 channels at a time over at the Google IO Live portal. If you can’t watch them live, don’t fret — all of the sessions will eventually be going up online, as well.
Stay tuned to Phandroid as we continue to bring you more IO-related coverage throughout the rest of the week, with the event culminating at the end of the day tomorrow.
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