Google I/O 2012 Edition Companion App Now Available In Play Store – New Android 4.0 Features and Redesign


Google I/O is fast approaching us and seriously — I’m losing my damn mind. In preparation for the 3 day event, Google has updated their official Google I/O companion app in the Play Store, bringing the app up to speed with Android 4.0 features and design. While the app will prove a valuable resource for those attending, there’s also the inclusion of a variety of features for users not making the trip this year, to follow along from home. Here’s what has been added for the new 2012 edition:

View the conference agenda and edit your personal schedule

  • View detailed session, code lab, and speaker information, including speaker bios, photos, and Google+ profiles
  • +1 sessions right from the app
  • Participate in public #io2012 conversations on Google+
  • Guide yourself using the conference map
  • Get a reminder a few minutes before sessions in your schedule are due to start
  • View information about companies in the Developer Sandbox
  • Keep up with announcements from the I/O team during the conference
  • View your schedule on your Android 3.0+ device’s home screen using an app widget
  • Play back “I/O Live” session video streams on your Android 3.0+ devices
  • Automatically sync sessions in your schedule to your Android 4.0 device’s calendar
  • Beam session details from your Android 4.0, NFC-enabled device to another using Android Beam

Don’t forget, Phandroid will be reporting live from the event, giving you guys up to minute updates on everything coming out of the mothership. Google is sure to drop some bombs with the announcement of a sub $200 Nexus tablet and Android Jelly Bean. I’m also obligated to tell you that I — as well as Rob and Steven — will be giving away all of our shiny new gifts here on the site, so you can share in our excitement as we figure out exactly what Google, in all their generosity, will be giving out this year. Anyone else excited?

[Play Store Link]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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