We only have one more day left of Google I/O 2012 and as the second day winds down to a close, I wanted to make sure you guys weren’t feeling left out. To better give you guys an idea of what you can expect, should you ever snag yourself one of those magical golden tickets, I shot this quick video of the 3rd floor of Moscone center. Better known as the Android floor, it’s decorated with Android vendors and developers showing off their wares as huge statues of our beloved Bug Droid decorate then entire floor. You know you really have an addiction when the first thing that enters your mind is how cool it would look to decorate your own home in a similar fashion. The rest of the world may not understand me, but you do… right? Check out my video for more.
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