Well, folks, Google I/O has come and gone. It only lasted two days, but what sweet two days they were. Attendees received Galaxy Tab 10.1s, Verizon 4G MiFi units, were promised ChromeBooks, scored Sony Ericsson Xperia Plays and a lot more. It isn’t all about the freebies, though.
Android 3.1 was announced and launched, Ice Cream Sandwich was officially acknowledged by Google, Android @ Home in conjunction with Android Open Accessory showed the future of home automation and remote control, accessories and more. Over 400,000 devices are activated each day while more than 200,000 apps sit in the Android market. (And there have been 4.5 billion installs to date.)
Google Music beta launched (and here’s how to set it up if you’re lucky enough to get an invite), you can now rent movies in the Android market, Andy Rubin says a new Nexus is coming and Honeycomb is coming to Google TV with the Android market. The Android market has gotten another major facelift and Google wants carriers and manufacturers to deliver Android updates 18 months from the day the device is released.
And I know this isn’t a Chrome blog (you can find one of those by visiting ChromeSpot.com), but that stuff is totally votable. Google announced a newer version of Chrome OS with an improved file manager, Samsung and Acer are both bringing ChromeBooks, schools and businesses can rent them for a fee and a whole lot more. We even went hands-on with an early build of Samsung’s model.
Yeah, that’s more than enough for two days. So what was your favorite out of all of these announcements? There’s a poll below and you should already know what to do with that. Be sure to share further thoughts in the comments section below!