IO Keynote

Full coverage of all Google's announcements, live from San Francisco!

OK, boys and girls. This is it. We're live from the Google I/O developer conference this week in San Francisco, for all the developer/services/apps/hardware/whatever Google can throw at us.

Kicking things off today is the week's only keynote, and it's a 3-hour whopper. We're all charged up and ready to go. The keynote starts at 9 a.m. PDT -- that's noon on the east coast and 5 p.m. in the UK.

So join us for the livestream, our photos and commentary, and basically the best Android coverage on the planet.

Hit the break for the whole kit and kaboodle.

 
There are 64 comments

mintvilla says:

What's the UK time? Isit 5pm?

Yep or 4pm GMT/UTC

TommyQ94 says:

Will the live blog work in the app?

Alex Dobie says:

It should do. If you have any issues, point your mobile browser to live.mobilenations.com

plunder says:

I hope the AC team all have fun at IO.

zachavm says:

Any suggestions for getting a spoiler free link so I can watch the keynote after work without knowing what's being announced?

Mayoo614 says:

How am I supposed to work between noon and 3pm? I guess I'll use one of my screens just for that. Working in IT has its good parts!!!

I can't wait. Google io is my version of Christmas

morjoie says:

Last year, I caught the streams after the fact. This year, I promised myself that I would watch events in real time (at home, in my pj's, and nowhere near California, but still)! I'm so excited. :-D

maverick7526 says:

Hopefully a cdma version of the N4. Ok I know that's a pipe dream. Apple has a better chance of not suing Samsung for the rest of eternity than that happening. Sprint needs some nexus love too!

icu says:

It's Google Day! It's Google Day!
Even though The Mobile Panda says people may be underwhelmed I can't wait because I just love this stuff. Hell, I watch every Apple Keynote and I dislike Apple and have no horse in their cordoned off race.

* y'all should update your app page - only links to the forum app atm http://www.androidcentral.com/apps

klinkdawg24 says:

can't wait, I have been so excited all week! Give me a new nexus 7 please, I love that thing! :)

I know the rumors are saying nothing big, but google always seems to have some kind of surprise up its sleeve!

maryjane2300 says:

Pretty pumped.... Hopefully something exciting!!!

chins22 says:

Big day this is :)

seanjenkins says:

New nexus 7, and as far as android goes: please change the status bar colours (wifi, signal etc.) from the incongruous ICS blue to white to fit the JB aesthetic. This annoys me way more than it probably should. It's the little things.....

jsamarth89 says:

Holy crap it's less than 30 mins to go and i just can not wait.... STAAAAAAAAAAAART already ....

cedpme says:

I hope Google re-built the Google Voice service. I really like it on my Sprint GNex, but it NEEDS UI update and pop up notifications. I have tried an array of apps to compensate for this "lack" (at least to me) and they hang sometimes leaving me not knowing I had a pending message.

I've tried:

Google Voice SMS Integration http://goo.gl/uJZDB
Messaging + Google Voice http://goo.gl/ofdHV
NotifierPro Plus http://goo.gl/v1HF0

BTW, I accept any tips as I may have used these the wrong way.

Edit:
I am rooted and running AOKP Milestone1 JB-MR1 if that helps...

Mayoo614 says:

Am I the only one looking at the time countdown on the live blog getting exited like hell as I see the minutes go down?

ConTejas says:

Of course not : )

Considering I have it on two monitors.... just in case my head turns one way or the other... yup... looking forward to it.

jl.carroll says:

Here we go!

Amazing... > 48,000 watching on the YouTube channel... 15 min to go and just a black countdown.... people are indeed excited.

Ry says:

New Nexus 7. White Nexus 4. Curious about this "Galaxy S4 Google Edition" though.

Apparently, Android 4.3 has been accidentally revealed (somewhat) on Google's developer page.

maryjane2300 says:

So are we expecting a white nexus 4(possibly LTE?), new Nexus 7, Android version 4.3, Galaxy s4 Google edition.... What else?!

Neal Veen says:

Loving the gaming idea!

Chris Yerga Is Crackberry Kevin's Android twin.

maryjane2300 says:

When will we find out about a possible white nexus 4 or nexus 7?!

$640!!!!!!!! why is it more than sammys version? that really sucks. but from tmo or att for less unlock and put 4.2 on yourself for less

smooth3006 says:

all i want to hear about is the updated nexus 7 and this moto x phone.

DirkBelig says:

I must say this has been a HUGE disappointment. 90 minutes in and not a peep about Android updates (neither KLP or JB 4.3), new devices other than the unlocked GS4, just a lot of nerd dev talk and a paid Pandora/Spotify service that you can't download to your phone, so if you're on a short data plan, you're hosed.

smooth3006 says:

yeah i thought for sure we would hear of android 4.3, the new nexus devices and this moto phone.

KarbonKopy says:

I thought for sure something about a new Nexus 7. Android didn't seem to be very front and center in this one.

trenchkato says:

You can pin music to your device with the new service and Unlimited skips is a major plus

acuda27 says:

Converse and Anticipate ...... Sounds like Computer from Star Trek to me

lightyear420 says:

WORST I/O EVER!!!!!!

I don't want to hear about maps for 45 minutes. I don't give a crap about chrome updates!!!!

I want to hear about new hardware and android version updates!!!

I woke up this morning feeling giddy about today's keynote, and anticipating all the exciting news that would be announced. Now I'm trying to find a way to get the last 3 hours of my life back so I can relive them and not waste my time watching this god-awful keynote.
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BTW....using an ipad to display google maps' new feature is just appalling. I'm almost embarrassed to be an android fan right now.

zepekit says:

First of all, you know it's Google i/o right? It's not android i/o ;)

Google make products for other things than android.

And you don't care about chrome updates? ok fine... but it seems to me you didn't/don't realize what google i/o is...

So please calm down, and this has actually been a pretty good i/o thus far.

DirkBelig says:

This must be your first Google I/O because they have rolled out new Android versions the past three years:

* 2010 - Froyo was introduced and EVO 4G was the big giveaway.

* 2011 - Ice Cream Sandwich introduced; Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Chromebook giveaways.

* 2012 - Jellybean with Project Butter and the Nexus 7 introduced on first day.

They used to have the first day for Android announcements and the second day for Chrome, but they've merged them back together. The lack of ANY Android update news - if not Key Lime Pie, an incremental bump to Jellybean to 4.3 - is a total shock.

The people trolling that this is "Google I/O, not Android I/O" need to go back to their Crackberry or iChump sites.

Timbitman says:

Where's my new android version?

smooth3006 says:

im assuming its either not much of an update or it was just a rumor and they are still working on key lime.

wanderguzman says:

Call down people this is a developer conference.Any thing you get that is not developer related is a bonus, Im very excited about all the new features that we will have in our hands. Android Studio alone got me into that

smooth3006 says:

umm.. no. they always reveal the next android version & new devices. im not sure why none of this was covered today?

zepekit says:

Uhh, yes it IS a developer conference...

Ry says:

Sad Larry Page is sad.

acuda27 says:

He has no facial expressions and is SO MONOTONE it's ridiculous ...... Worst speaker ever.

lightyear420 says:

Yes, but he has one absolutely amazing quote today, during Q&A, in response to the guy that took the pic of himself in the shower wearing google glass:

"Almost everything I read about Google is about us versus another company, and I just don't find that very interesting. It should be about building new things that don't exist yet"

Pseu says:

Larry's sad a lot.

acuda27 says:

The guy speaking has an annoying voice......he's like Batman in uniform with a more annoying out of breath voice. I can't even concentrate on what he's saying, it sounds like he's about to fall asleep or pass out!

KarbonKopy says:

You do know that the guy speaking is one of the reasons we are on this site today right? Hoping you were joking lol.

steve0617 says:

You do know he has a left vocal cord paralysis, right?

http://goo.gl/xQUxo

Bwarner479 says:

Seriously? "That guy" is Larry Page, CEO and co-founder of Google. And like the comments above say, it's a medical condition and we probably wouldn't be using Android right now without him. He's a genius and the man has paralysis of part of his vocal cords. Jeez...

jfs101 says:

I can't believe that NO ONE that got their hands on a mic just shouted out "Ok Glass, Take picture"!!!!

There's like 50 people using Google Glass there!...

Pseu says:

The speaking voice thing is a medical issue, folks.

http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/05/15/18274553-larry-pages-damaged-...

smooth3006 says:

hopefully phil and jerry can tell us why no new devices were announced and why we heard nothing of the next android update.

damo says:

I wasn't expecting lots, what I have seen today looks cool, just a bit disappointed that we haven't seen 4.3.
Does anyone know if this might still be announced?

Not sure exactly what's in store for 4.3, I'm sure we'll all live without it but with all the rumours going round, I was convinced it would have been unveiled today

gdmacdo says:

Great job Phil and the AC team!

bergeronjc says:

That was probably very cool for developers and even though I am not one, I think Google did a great job catering to developers.

I just wanted to see a new Chromebook.

tendoboy1984 says:

No redesigned Nexus 7 with better hardware, no Android 4.3, no Google TV set top box. This keynote was boring.

But hey, at least we got the overpriced Galaxy S4 Google Edition! $649?!

bergeronjc says:

I loved the reaction to that. I think the guy was expecting everyone to go bonkers about a stock android S4.

$10 says the dozen people that actually applauded for the overpriced phone are Samsung employees and die hard Samsung fans.

Guys.. When are they gonna announce the new version (4.3)?...Is it today or towards the end of the conference?

EVO28312 says:

Boring.... But not for developers

wickedcontra says:

GOOGLE I/O, NOT ANDROID I/O.

Why does everything have to revolve around what you want?? If its not it sucked or something....

DirkBelig says:

It DID suck and this must be your first Google I/O because they have rolled out new Android versions the past three years:

* 2010 - Froyo was introduced and EVO 4G was the big giveaway.

* 2011 - Ice Cream Sandwich introduced; Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Chromebook giveaways.

* 2012 - Jellybean with Project Butter and the Nexus 7 introduced on first day.

They used to have the first day for Android announcements and the second day for Chrome, but they've merged them back together. The lack of ANY Android update news - if not Key Lime Pie, an incremental bump to Jellybean to 4.3 - is a total shock.