Yesterday’s Google I/O keynote caused numerous huge newsbits — a Chrome net app retailer, the open WebM video format, and so forth — however much more tantalizing have been Vic Gundotra’s not-so-delicate hints at some main bulletins coming at as we speak’s keynote. Will we lastly get some particulars on Android’s newest updates on the meals roadmap?
10:45AM Eric Schmidt is wrapping issues up. “We’d like you to take this platform and construct extraordinary issues that we’ve not considered. We’d like your valuable time.” A really thrilling time for the medium tv. Eric thanks everybody, we clap, music begins blasting, and it is over! Should you’re nonetheless studying, thanks!
10:44AM Howie watch: “There’s alternatives to broaden this universe above and past. It is evolutionary. It is upgradeable. It is lively, it isn’t solely interactive, it is proactive. It grows and it grows… it truly is a really massive deal.” Nothing particular, we identical to the best way he talks.
10:40AM Can we activate daytime tv once more?
10:39AM If ever I had a dream of being in a room with highly effective CEOs speaking, it is lengthy lifeless now.
10:38AM Lastly, a WebTV nod care of Dish’s Charles Ergan… and that is about it so far. By no means worry, we’ll hold you up to date.
10:33AM A humorous quip from Sir Howie. “Once you beat Apple [with Sony Ericsson’s phone in Japan], you dominate.” Man can we love this man.
10:28AM Erich to Shantanu, “Why are we preventing for Flash?” Reply: It is actually about getting net content material to any system. “So far as we’re involved, that is actually making an attempt to create household concord.”
10:27AM We might wish to take this second, as our Managing Editor Nilay Patel want to ask the world at giant how is that this any totally different than Net TV.
10:26AM It is CEO Q&A time, which regardless of what you may anticipate, possible will not be bringing any extra information.
10:25AM Charles Ergan of Dish, Brian Dunn of Greatest, and “probably the most apparently controversial individual” these days, Shantanu Narayen of Adobe.
10:25AM Paul Otellini of Intel, Sir Howard Stringer of Sony, Gerarld Quindlen of Logitech.
10:24AM “Of the issues we did… you noticed the complete potential of cloud computing,. You noticed the power to truly go from server to shopper — on this case the tv — and you may even program it. Utilizing the highly effective instruments we use day by day.” The chairs have propagated. Up comes CEOs of the “vital companions” that made this occur.
10:23AM Eric Schmidt’s posse? A quartet of white chairs. And afterward, hopefully some individuals to fill these seats.
10:22AM Eric Schmidt takes the stage.
10:22AM Early 2011 for SDK and APIs, it goes open supply by that Summer time.
10:21AM Partnership with Dish Community. Subscribers will have the ability to “seamlessly combine content material” into Google TV. Greatest Purchase is the retail associate for, nicely, promoting you the gear.
10:20AM All powered by Intel. The whispers could not have been extra lifeless-on.
10:20AM … and a brand new set of peripherals, however actually, it is Logitech. Are you stunned?
10:20AM A full line of built-in TVs and an built-in Blu-ray participant. Second is from Logitech, a companion field.
10:19AM three Google TV units. First from Sony, because the rumors have lengthy steered.
10:19AM Coming to market in an enormous method. Time to tout companions!
10:19AM Google might be open supply to Android and Chrome supply timber.
10:18AM We get teased a few translation app — closed captions for no matter language wanted. An awesome concept, however sadly we do not get to see a lot of something.
10:13AM Pay attention and watch now consists of video content material.
10:13AM Pay attention for Android is getting a Google TV-sized improve… barring some additional technical difficulties. It is the Bluetooth, individuals!
10:11AM Constructed-in video, navigation, DVR implementation. At this level, we’d as properly ask that you simply at residence additionally flip off our Bluetooth units, simply in case it is inflicting pointless from so many miles away into this convention room.
10:10AM The NBA.com app is infinitely extra fascinating than something we have seen. One thing about sports activities organizations that appear to placed on the perfect software program demos as of late.
10:09AM A beta of YouTube Lean Again will launch within the subsequent few weeks on the web site.
10:08AM And like that, YouTube’s rental service simply acquired a lift in relevance.
10:08AM His pal’s favorited movies go into your feed. Preferences feed into information feed. Channels, each pre-set or of your personal making.
10:07AM YouTube Lean Again, the whole YouTube library “you could simply lean again and luxuriate in.” Okay, now we’re seeing some apps catered to the display measurement. A customized video feed “of the content material you need to watch.”
10:06AM Hunter Stroll, Director of YouTube, takes the stage.
10:04AM Google TV-particular SDK will turn out to be out there shortly after launch.
10:04AM Going via browser-based mostly market, making an attempt to determine in the event that they’re pushing the app to the right Google TV field. Seems they’re, and now Twitter is on GTV. Nonetheless not fairly the most effective use of the display actual property. Any probability we will see a extra optimized demo?
10:02AM The cellular Pandora app runs “completely” on Google TV — apart from the ugly scale brought on by a bigger display measurement.
10:01AM “For those who’re software does not require telephone-particular software program, it ought to work [already] on Google TV.”
10:00AM Quickly, Android apps will work on the TV. The cellular model of Android market works on Google TV.
9:59AM Time to delve into the software program. Three parts: constructed on Android 2.1, with the power to do OTA updates. Google Chrome browser. “We would have liked a totally net-suitable browser to browse what’s on the market.” Third element: full Flash 10.1 plug-in.
9:58AM Instruments might be launched for builders to create their very own expertise.
9:58AM Two Android units controlling similar field. Rashi pushes video from his telephone to Google TV. Conan O’Brien and Vic doing the string dance collectively — good for this crowd.
9:55AM GPU for superior graphics / net viewing, devoted DSP for audio hello-def and encompass sound. Quantity 4: enter units. All will embrace keyboard and “pointing units.”
9:56AM GPU for superior graphics / net viewing, devoted DSP for audio hello-def and encompass sound. Quantity 4: enter units. All will embrace keyboard and “pointing units.” He pulls out an Android system and makes use of voice search. Okay, now we’re extra .
9:54AM Now on to the know-how rationalization portion. WiFi / ethernet constructed-in. Second: present cable or satellite tv for pc related to Google field by way of HDMI.
9:51AM We’re now seeing Yahoo widge…erm, sorry. A Flickr feed.
9:51AM We’re not fairly satisfied that is in any method, form, or type extra handy that utilizing our cellular system — Android, even — to lookup the identical stats and have the complete HD display for Kobe.
9:50AM Okay, now we’re touting image-in-image… basketball recreation in decrease window, commonplace browser in the primary display. “It is only a easy function.”
9:47AM Simply so we’re clear: we have spent the final quarter-hour going via an web search bar tied to DVR, and a minimum of 10 minutes of that was only a crowd of hundreds collectively watching daytime tv.
9:45AM “What’s superb is I simply created my very own [Elmo-centric] episode of Sesame Road.” You’ll be able to’t do this on regular tv.
9:44AM Extra demos of personalization. His son loves watching Elmos on Sesame Road. “He actively dislikes all different characters which makes watching a full episode type of a ache.” Can instantly seek for Elmo — prime result’s a bookmark for Sesame Road on-line content material tagged for the Tickle Me Pink Monster.
9:43AM “If we will present you fascinating stuff on TV, we higher keep away from the YouTube ones.”
9:43AM Now looking for YouTube.com and shifting to the location away from stay TV — simply within the nick of time!
9:41AM House display, a fast launcher to all favourite content material and purposes. Customizable. Amazon and Netflix labored to get embedded content material.
9:40AM Trailer streamed over normal browser. One-button flipping again to reside TV. One other pleasant reminder that daytime TV is sort of a scandalous affair.
9:39AM For customers, it does not matter the place the content material comes from… they only need it fast and handy.
9:38AM Looking for Home. Particular search outcomes for all the things on TV (Fox and USA) and the online (Fox, Hulu, and Amazon).
9:37AM And now it is working! Okay, again to work everybody!
9:37AM Okay, we actually do have to show off our telephones to assist make this work. Let that be a warning to you, subsequent time you are in a crowd.
9:36AM TV is nice!
9:36AM … and Octomon. No, we’re not going to share.
9:36AM Simply discovered an fascinating reality about Nicolas Cage…
9:35AM “We should always, um, change to the opposite field.” Apparently it has been switched. Only a pleasant reminder to show all cell telephones off. “I can not compete with you guys.” Extra pleas to the opposite field.
9:34AM Bluetooth connectivity apparently inflicting additional malfunctions within the demo, for all packing containers on stage. However whereas we wait, do you know you will get a sectional sofa forty eight months with no curiosity?
9:33AM Looking 30 Rock. Episode approaching at the moment at 9:30, the place you’ll be able to set your DVR to document proper from the menu.
9:32AM MSNBC chosen. Google outcomes, TV outcomes take you straight to the appropriate channel.
9:32AM And eventually, now we have got a search bar up prime of the display. The Fast Search field, for each TV and net. “As easy to make use of as Google search.”
9:31AM We’re not caught on watching Intercourse and the Metropolis. Keyboard malfunction, however we did handle to modify to Al Roker, women dancing, and The Hangover. Hey, no less than we’re entertained whereas we wait.
9:30AM Present information system is not nice. “What time is subsequent Giants recreation?” “What are the subsequent Seinfeld episodes.” Sidenote: can we simply say daytime advertisements are nice!?
9:29AM Nothing taken away — solely add and improve. All guides and menus nonetheless work, even similar distant management. A second controller getting used — not the precise gadget, nonetheless working with companions to make the perfect enter.
9:28AM Demo time.
9:28AM Much less time discovering extra time watching, management and personalize what you watch, make your television content material extra fascinating, and make your TV extra… than only a TV (cue dramatic sound results for that final bit).
9:27AM Combining better of TV and better of net into one entity. And right here we go: Google TV. The place TV meets net and net meets TV.
9:26AM Second limitation: they’re all closed. Third limitation: many make you select between TV and the online. “The minute you make a consumer select, you’ve got misplaced them. As a result of they dont’ understand how to return!” Customers will almost definitely select TV.
9:25AM “I am going to admit, we’re not the primary to do this.” An argument for why these predecessors have not labored. 1 (of three) causes: dumbing down the online. “In impact, you are recreating the online.” And that does not work. “We have to discover a approach to convey your complete net to the tv.”
9:24AM Two worlds — net and the TV content material. Individuals do loopy issues to mix these worlds… like getting a gaggle collectively to observe a laptop computer display. Yeah, we have finished… a number of hundred occasions. This week.
9:24AM “Increasingly TV occurring on the internet.” However the premiere leisure gadget continues to be the TV.
9:23AM Seems individuals love TV. “It simply works — it is easy, dependable, and will get you entry to chill stuff. It is grow to be such a pure and predictable elements of our lives you do not ahve to think about anymore.” Not a variety of tech that may say that. “That is fairly comforting [to many people].”
9:22AM People spend 5 hours per day watching TV — “extra now than prior to now.” $70 billion dollars: annual promoting spent within the US alone on TV. “Nonetheless no higher medium to succeed in a wider and higher viewers than tv.” Third fascinating reality: four billion TV customers worldwide.
9:17AM Let’s not overlook the enormous boastful elephant within the room — admob and the FTC approval. Doubt we’ll hear both
9:21AM “A brand new platform we consider will change the way forward for tv.” However first, we’re speaking concerning the current. Statistic time!
9:21AM Google TV!
9:21AM Rishi Chandra, group product supervisor, takes the stage. “We’re gonna ahve some enjoyable immediately.”
9:20AM And now we’re on the midway level, says Vic, when you’re holding monitor.
9:20AM “Those that are watching on YouTube, I am sorry — higher register earlier subsequent time.”
9:19AM Vic is lauding the Dash EVO 4G, how nice it’s. At this very second, our Dash 3G goes out — coincidence?? Everybody will get a HTC EVO 4G as we speak. Wow!
9:19AM Let’s not overlook the enormous boastful elephant within the room — admob and the FTC approval. Doubt we’ll hear both of these Buzz™ phrases at this time. Vic’s providing $one hundred free promoting to go check out the brand new instruments. Method too sweeten the pot.
9:17AM A click on to name advert. Utilizing location to offer consumer the choice to name direcTV in an effort to make a pitch. “Very fashionable,” Vic claims. Subsequent up, a click on to name with maps and instructions (coming shortly out there).
9:15AM New as we speak: expandable advert format. Seems customers want to keep inside context of advert and never depart the web page — the identical argument we heard in Apple’s advert push. Flixter app with vampire diaries advert can play trailer from inside the web page.
9:14AM Contextually related advertisements. Kayak for touring advert takes you deep into market to nab related app.
9:13AM Actual case research time. Adsense for cellular apps — ADFMA (his abbreviation, not ours).
9:13AM Helpful instruments that indsutry is aware of, makes use of, and loves are working seamlessly in cellular setting. “Have to be open to innovation — I do not know what ponies are doing right here… however typically you gotta be open and go together with it.”
9:12AM Promoting. Google has a decade of expertise beneath its belt. “We now have one hundred,000 of advertisers.” In case you have an advert, we’ve a spot to fill it. It is referred to as stock. “We could be your promoting associate.”
9:10AM Again to the current — once more. All native music now out there by way of streaming.
9:10AM Know-how from lately-acquired Simplify Media can be used to sync your native music to an Android units. Matt activates the Android system — “Thanks for calling Fifth Flooring restaurant.” Guess our time touring escapades via this briefing aren’t over but!
9:09AM Album downloading. “Why do not you ship music to the system” — modifications voice — “to the web.”
9:08AM Good ol’ matt finds the app. Vic explains the way you used to purchase, obtain, switch. “Guess what,” says vic as we inch ahead in our seats with antici- oh you realize. They used the web! Over the air set up.
9:07AM “As a result of matt is signed in, we all know each android gadget he has.” Yeah, you possibly can guess, that is quite a bit.
9:06AM One other preview of what is to return in Market. It is a net based mostly shopper!
9:06AM “We would like one of the best…highest high quality apps.” Meaning they want some high quality management. Demos “Crash it,” which as chances are you’ll guess, crashes. Can now ship troubleshooting info — software error reviews — with full again finish knowledge. Builders are clapping, press try to grasp all of the code.
9:05AM Now permit automated updating for particular apps. Simply an apt examine mark.
9:04AM An Replace All icon on your apps… how lengthy did it take, actually? “We’re sort of embarrassed you are clapping to that.” So are we Vic, so are we.
9:04AM Want for Velocity, now on SD card, launched and dealing simply positive. “Okay, let’s transfer on,” however Matt refuses, too busy racing. Oh do not play coy, Matt, we see you over there.
9:03AM Looking monetary data inside Mint, having the “Transfer to SD card” choice (beneath Handle Software). Guide is an choice, however apparently Android does this mechanically when want be.
9:02AM Individuals need to discover apps extra simply, search inside apps, auto replace, and transfer apps to SD card. Care to take one other guess on what Froyo’s about to enhance?
9:02AM Fifth pillar: Market. Knowledge exhibits customers are putting in greater than forty apps.
9:01AM “A lot nicer [to work with Adobe] than simply saying no”
9:01AM “Because it seems, individuals use flash.” Actually, now? Extra iPad vs. Android comparisons, Vic’s daughter making an attempt to go to Nickelodeon. And in both display, no extra Rugrats.
9:00AM Not fairly a babel fish degree however… oh, with no phrase, Vic simply pauses to let individuals cheer on Flash Participant 10.1 public beta and AIR developer pre-launch
eight:59AM Again to voice once more — no extra time touring, we hope — “Are you able to assist me discover the closest hospital?” It instantly interprets (and speaks) the phrase in French.
eight:58AM New tips based mostly on intentions. “Name fifth flooring restaurant” — we assume that is location-based mostly. And it appears just like the digital camera is working, so let’s take a step again.
eight:58AM Del Dotto Vineyards works, too — okay, that is spectacular. Mandarin Chinese language and Japanese help coming.
eight:57AM “Footage of the Golden Gate bridge at sundown.” I guess hey could not do Primus lyrics!
eight:57AM “We acknowledge that cellular units … would use voice greater than something.” Simply as a reminder of how implausible our capabilities have achieved [with voice] during the last two years. Demo! “Footage of Barack Obama with french president of the G eight summit.”
eight:56AM Digital camera APIs now within the browser, too. It is good for Buzz, says Vic, however… then we do not get to see it.
eight:55AM My location now works in browser. “What about accelerometer?” Maps the online app does it, proper within the browser.
eight:55AM Additionally working with requirements our bodies to make browsers extra versatile. This is a preview coming.
eight:54AM “We expect we will declare froyo has the quickest cellular browser.”
eight:53AM “I’m wondering if you’ll get that into the app retailer… OH WAIT, it is a net app.” He is on a roll, people!
eight:52AM The primary factor individuals use is telephone, second messaging, third browser. Truthfully, we thought telephone can be decrease. Somebody behind us mutters “porn”. Har har.
eight:51AM Activated by way of settings. It is only a matter of urgent “moveable Wi-Fi hotpost.” A notification icon pics. “Now you go to a tool that does not have connectivity — how about that iPad.” Extra laughter. Oh vic, you tease.
eight:50AM Hey look: Tethering and moveable hotspot. This crowd could not be happier. The carriers? Properly, that is one other story.
eight:50AM Ditto for web sites.
eight:49AM “Growth!” goes Gundotra — instructions go straight to the telephone.
eight:49AM E mail? No. Textual content? You are loopy! Specialised Android ship-to-telephone choice? In fact!
eight:48AM Demo time! Crhome extension in up proper nook sends knowledge to his telephone — Moscone middle to Google HQ.
eight:47AM Cloud-to-gadget Messaging API. Cue the multitasking joke and some cheers.
eight:47AM There’s an API in order that knowledge will now be transferred, too
eight:47AM “Should you’ve used android and have gone to a different system, you realize android will again up your gadget… nevertheless, what android has not completed is backed up the info related to these purposes.” Vic cites his weight watching app. He apparently actually, actually needs to know his progress.
eight:46AM 2. Gadget admin APIs
eight:46AM Quantity two: enterprise. In froyo, over 20 new options. First of that: new change stuff: auto-discovery, safety insurance policies, GAL lookup.
eight:45AM Two video games proven, prime one (froyo) by no means dropping under 30 FPS. Thanks JIT!
eight:44AM Dalvik digital machine. “We will carry all the ecosystem into new areas.” Solely works if machine is quick — and Dalvik apparently. “In Froyo, we have added a JIT, simply-in-time compiler.” 2x to 5x software speedup.
eight:43AM 5 pillars to debate. First up: velocity.
eight:43AM Saying Android 2.2, codenamed Froyo. Yum!
eight:42AM Momentum over! How abrupt. Now it is time for platform dialogue.
eight:42AM 50,000 purposes — not the most important quantity by far, however hey, each little bit counts. one hundred eighty,000 builders.
eight:41AM 1 Billion miles navigated. “There are some who say individuals do not use search.” Knowledge exhibits a 5x progress prior to now two years, throughout all smartphones. “Individuals love google search.”
eight:41AM Second in smartphone gross sales, first in complete net and app utilization within the US. Somebody’s having a pastry celebration in Google over these numbers.
eight:40AM Our run fee day by day activations has now cross one hundred,000 a day. “Go Android”
eight:39AM 21 OEMs, forty eight nations, fifty nine carriers.
eight:39AM Appears like right now’s theme is momentum. Until they abruptly cease with that concept. Over 60 suitable units are proven — there’s the bleacher all rotated!
eight:38AM Andy’s second level: A “draconian” future the place one firm, one gadget, controls the longer term. Hey, why is everybody cheering?
eight:38AM Andy talked the deserves of a free cellular OS. “The operator ought to have the ability to compete on the power of their community, [not the platform]… in the long run, it might be the consuemr who would profit.”
eight:37AM He speaks of his first day assembly Andy Rubin, utterly dumbfounded by his drive to make one other cellular working system. Clearly, that Rubin had the best concept.
eight:36AM “Hope you loved the social gathering final night time!” We did not, we’re lame. Vic welcome everybody watching on YouTube. Why not, us too!
eight:35AM Vic Gundotra takes the stage, now having earned the crown for greatest speaker since Erick Tseng left for a extra social business.
eight:35AM The music cranks after which… silence. Seems like we’re a go!
eight:34AM To the left of us on stage lies the again of a miniature bleachers, with overstretching the highest what appears just like the heads of a sea of smartphones. Assume they will be speaking about cellular as we speak?
eight:25AM Scrawling throughout the backdrop is a sea of robots of all shapes, sizes, and colours. Google: we’re all about android equality.
eight:23AM We’re in, after a mad sprint to the coveted seventh row (press seating). The music is bumpin’, our seats our thumpin’, and… now we wait some extra.
08:10PT Ah, acquired to like these change of plans — we’re now re-ready for the magic gates to open. Must be any second now judging by this Viking we’re standing by and his obvious impatience.
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