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Jelly Bean monument shows up in Google campus, 24 hours before official debut of Android 4.1

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A picture’s worth a thousand words, they say. In case you are not up to date with Google’s informal traditions, the Android team celebrates major releases by decorating the lawn in front of Building 44 from the Google campus with a giant monument representing the desert that gives the codename of the release. It started with Cupcake (Android 1.5), and continued with Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, and Ice Cream Sandwich. Tomorrow, we will see the debut of Jelly Bean, and if you need to know, some say that the next version will be called Key Lime Pie. We’ll be…

Google I/O 2012: official website offers streaming portal, live blogging gadget and new events

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Google on Wednesday will kick off Google I/O 2012, and we have already shown you what we expect the Search giant to announce this week, from hardware to mobile and desktop software and other products Google is interested in improving or deploying in the future. We’re going to thoroughly cover Google I/O 2012 for you, and if you were not able to grab tickets for this year’s developers conference, you should know that Google has updated the official Google I/O website to offer you certain perks to anyone interested in closely following the event. The website now offers a new…

Google opens live stream page for its I/O conference

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The Google I/O conference is the time of year when Google razzles and dazzles the world with the latest software and hardware announcements. Last year, we were spoiled with the introduction of Google Music and Ice Cream Sandwich, as well as the debut of Chromebooks. This year should be no different in terms of the level of excitement, with Google expected to make some major announcements regarding Android 4.1 Jellybean and the Nexus 7 tablet, among other things that Google still keeps under wraps. If you want to experience Google I/O conference first hand, albeit virtually, you can do so by…

Google TV to receive a big update at Google I/O

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Google hasn’t forgotten about its Google TV smart TV platform, although Eric Schmidt’s prediction that most TVs would come with Google TV software by mid year didn’t come true. Google is purportedly planing to release a big update for Google TV at I/O this week. The last update was based on Honeycomb 3.1, which arrived last fall, so we might see a version based on Android 4.0 or even Android 4.1 this time (it would be nice if they synced them). The rumored features for this new update include the unification of live TV listings with Netflix and DVR content, so when…

Google I/O 2012 preview – what is Google going to unveil?

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This year’s edition of Google’s annual developer conference takes place in San Francisco during June 27-29, a bit later than in previous years, when Google I/O was held at some point in May. Nevertheless, Google I/O 2012 is going to be quite interesting as we expect to see plenty of announcements during the keynotes. We think we have a pretty good idea of what to expect this week from Google’s event, and we’re about to share it with you. Google Nexus 7 We have exclusively confirmed a few weeks ago during Computex that Google’s first Nexus-branded tablet, and first Android tablet…

Pinterest to unveil Android app at Google I/O

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Pinterest is a fast growing social sharing website that let you “pin” various items you find online and then share them with your friends. A lot of people seem to like this new social network (especially women) and its popularity has been growing quickly lately, mostly through word of mouth. I believe Google will be very focused on content and services with their upcoming Nexus 7 tablet that they will unveil at Google I/O two days from now. Therefore, it makes sense for Pinterest to have an app ready for the occasion, as this image leak seems to suggest:  …

Larry Page rumored to miss Google I/O due to voice-related health problems

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Google CEO Larry Page is now said to miss due to some unexpected health problems the main event in Google’s yearly calendar, Google I/O, scheduled to take place between June 27-29 in San Francisco. Specifically, the CEO has lost his voice according to a Wall Street Journal report, and thus he won’t be able to take the stage during the keynotes of the developers conference. Strangely enough, he also missed Google’s annual meeting last Thursday and he is said not to make an appearance during Google’s upcoming Q2 earnings call that should take place in mid July. Google has not detailed…

Google Developers Live debuts along with Google I/O 2012 app

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Google holds a lot of live events, press conferences, Office Hours, and live Hangouts on Air. Keeping track of the vast amount of content coming from Google would prove to be an impossible task for nearly all of Google’s fans and those developing on the Google platform. Thankfully, Google’s latest tool aims to bring much needed organization into the picture with Google Developers Live. The Google Developers Live website is more or less a TV Guide for all past and present Google events. You can browse through current live streaming events or search for past shows. You can narrow down…

Exclusive: ASUS representative confirms the Google tablet, Padfone and Pad Infinity LTE coming to AT&T

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We’ve been hearing for a long while now about the fabled Google tablet, presumably called the Nexus 7. The 7-inch slate will be powered by Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra 3 chip and will be manufactured by ASUS. Perhaps the most important tidbit we’ve learned so far about the Google tablet is its pricing, which will supposedly be in the $150-$250 range. Now that we’ve seen Nvidia’s Kai platform and Acer’s Iconia Tab 110, the $200 price tag seems increasingly probable. The general consensus is that Google will launch the Nexus tablet at the Google I/O conference taking place in San Francisco…

Offline Google Drive coming at Google I/O, ad-supported Chromebooks in the works

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Google’s Senior Vice President of Chrome and Apps Sundar Pichai took the stage at D10 yesterday, the Wall Street Journal’s yearly “All Things D” conference, to talk about some of Google’s products he oversees, including the Chrome browser, Chrome OS, and Google Drive. During the interview with Walt Mossberg, Pichai praised Chrome, and its popularity, saying that the browser is now used by “hundreds of millions of active users.” Furthermore, he revealed that the Chrome browser has gained “substantial mindshare,” and that “roughly” a third of people using the browser, even more in the consumer business compared with the enterprise…