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Google I/O 2014: watch the livestream here

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Update: And that's a wrap! Google unveiled Android L, learn all about it here.

Google I/O 2014 is kicking off today, on June 25th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, and it will bring us a preview of a brand new version of Android, the so called ‘L’ release that will introduce a brand new ‘Quantum Paper’ design language.

Android and Chrome head Sundar Pichai will go on stage in front of 6000 developers to lift the cover off the secretive plans of Google. And while Pichai himself has confirmed that Google is this time unveiling the newest Android ahead of its usual fall schedule (to give phone makers more time to embed this newest software in their Holiday season devices), we do not know all that much about what other surprises Google holds up its sleeve.

At Google I/O, expectations are also high for new devices with Android Wear, and Sundar Pichai dropped a heavy hint in that direction saying that it’s absurd that people only have their heart rate and blood pressure readings once a year. We would not be surprised to see how Android Wear integrates with a new Google Fit platform as well.

In addition, Android TV is also said to be in the works, and we’re even hearing fantastical nano bot technology that Google might surprise us with. An appearance by one of Google star CEOs - Larry Page or Sergey Brin - would also spice things up, so we definitely recommend you to check back in here when Google I/O starts.

Google I/O 2014 kicks off at 
9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET | 4 pm GMT

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posted on 25 Jun 2014, 02:19 7

1. Lampriya (Posts: 207; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)


Nothing special here besides the same boring laggy os and the same cheap plastic device.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 02:24 3

2. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


I hear they're moving away from deserts to intalian pasta. First up - android linguine

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 09:25 12

21. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4066; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


That would be so cool. Android 5.0 Linguine... lol

+1

Lampriya, actually you SHOULD be super exited cause now Apple will have new stuff to add to iOS 9 since the last 4 versions of iOS have been DIRECT ripoffs of Android.

Today indirectly is a GREAT day for Apple. Apple has more updates coming to iOS. Yay Apple!!!

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 02:30 3

3. Saravana (Posts: 6; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


Yawnnnnn......

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 02:49 27

5. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 806; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


You are absolutely completely right. There wont be groundbreaking innovation like did on WWDC 2014, where Apple announced iOS 8 with features like true multitasking,multiwindow,holographc projector, time travelling machine,20mp camera iview camera,A file managaer,3d technolgy,some tech transforming iphone into ipad etc etc etc.... So ur right it'll be boring event. You better move on...

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 04:36 1

9. Lampriya (Posts: 207; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)


ur argument is a joke. Apple brought the flat design first and now Android is trying to go the way Apple did. shame on Google and samsung, the biggest stealers in the world

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 05:05 18

11. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 806; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Yes it is meant to be a sarcastic joke. And Apple inspired flat design from Windows Phone so therefore Windows phone use flat design first. And android was also using flat design long before iOS. Remember honeycomb and ics?? (hollo ui) But WP made benchmarks in flat design. And i know apple is a great company though many say they stopped innovating, may be they did stop or may be they didn't but they still improving their phone for their loyal customer(64bit soc, started a trend of voice assistant, awesome ecosystem etc). Everyone borrow features from one another and some call it copying some says inspired, some says borrowed in the end it is us, the customer who benefits.. so im happy with these copying or borrowing or inspiring.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 05:08 3

12. crazymonkey05 (Posts: 145; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


Last time I remember windows 8 was out before iOS 7? Am I wrong? So in all tacnicallity Google and apple are copying Microsoft so stop fan girling all over your precious apple

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 07:25 4

16. joey_sfb (Posts: 2924; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


For those who like details;

Microsoft Windows 8 was launched on 1st Aug 2012

Google Honeycomb OS was launch on 24th Feb 2011 together with Motorola Xoom.

Honeycomb is the true flat design that I like. Unlike Metro solid blocks of unmatching colors.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 07:39

17. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1307; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Can you also state the release date of Windows Phone 7? Thank you.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 07:58 3

18. Jinto (Posts: 399; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


October 29, 2010

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 08:02 1

19. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1307; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


He doesn't agree.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 09:41 1

24. joey_sfb (Posts: 2924; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I know for a fact that Windows Metro design is very ugly. When I first saw it I say to myself "WTF" is that!! Steve Ballard got his grand daughter to design that interface!!!

I hate it till now!!! I will pass till Microsoft come up with something better.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 10:20 1

26. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1307; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


I'd expect a doltish response from you. Which was the actual kind of response.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 11:31

33. joey_sfb (Posts: 2924; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Exactly the type of response of the bottom 5%

I like MSDOS better then WP8 imagine that and from MS WP8 sales its public consensus.

So WP9 please and no childish design this round. Learn proper color matching and modern UI design from Apple or Google, I don't care.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 09:19 1

20. b0wzer (Posts: 39; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Windows Phone 7 was launched in Oct 2010..

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 09:28

22. joey_sfb (Posts: 2924; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_graphical_user_interface

Please read before you stake your claim.

Besides, I stick with the brands and OS that bring me the best value and currently that not WP. LOL!

I have switch from Symbian->Windows Mobile->Symbian->iOS->Android.

I don't think I will be using a WP phone anytime soon. Though I do have 4 units of Lumia 625 in my drawers.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 07:02 3

15. elroy (Posts: 12; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


stop dreaming with your eyes close and start dreaming with your eyes open my friend

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 09:29 1

23. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4066; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


You really have no idea of what you speak of... To you Apple invented all right? The flat icons, & all the stuff iOS 8 implemented right?

GET a clue! lol

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 11:01 1

31. palillo2006 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Jun 2014)


Really? Windows phones had the flat design before Apple! Biggest stealers? In WWDC 2014 Apple introduced 3rd party keyboards, widgets, cloud features, etc. Any of these sound familiar?

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 02:55 2

6. UnlimitedSkye03 (Posts: 27; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)


ios copied some features of the same boring laggy. I think you haven't handled any premium android device other than shamesung.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 05:49 1

14. veromron (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Jun 2014)


and what do you call HTC one M8 ?

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 03:47 3

8. xeonfire (Posts: 37; Member since: 15 Feb 2014)


Got nothing better to say? its half past 2014 already..

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 04:37

10. Lampriya (Posts: 207; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)


yep 2014 already I don't need the same boring no up dated os anymore

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 05:12 8

13. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 806; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


My friend if you want timely updates buy a nexus devices or google play edition of flagships or buy a moto. And you'll get most of the android features unlike iOS where some features are left out because of hardware requirements or sometimes no reason.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 10:37

29. SellPhones82 (Posts: 508; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


I know, iOS can't get anymore boring! It's like open the app draw on any Android phone and that's all the IU is! Good thing they are finally adding widgets so that it won't just be rows of icons. I understand why old people and children love it because it's so basic an ape can use it!

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 10:59

30. csoulr666 (Posts: 89; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)


*INSERT FANBOY REPELLING SPELLS HERE*

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 11:44

34. DocOc (Posts: 91; Member since: 23 Apr 2014)


Actually, this is pretty awesome. A lot of work and effort here. Go back to your hole...

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 02:43 2

4. Bioload25 (Posts: 207; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


I miss my child days,when I had unlimited lollipops. Now Im asking for a single one....

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 03:09

7. androiphone20 (Posts: 1444; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


http://mobile.theverge.com/2014/6/24/5835708/google-x-labs-artificial-intelligence-elon-musk-terminator#

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 09:58

25. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1901; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


......cough.......................

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 10:24

27. refillable (Posts: 636; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Too bad that's interfering the World Cup Matches! And it starts 11 PM here... Too bad.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 10:25

28. shamatuu (Posts: 136; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)


Dam it i got school.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 11:08

32. frederick333123 (Posts: 10; Member since: 15 Jun 2013)


Bring it on Google...put pressure on Apple..so that Apple might bring more features to iOS n i can continue using my iPhone as always i love to do....:D

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 11:52

35. jrod78414 (Posts: 101; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


does any one hear a lady screaming in the background

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 12:16

36. mobi_user (Posts: 108; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


there is nothing so much exciting. The wearable gears have to go a long way, till they bring any revolution.

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 13:24

37. mobi_user (Posts: 108; Member since: 18 Jun 2013)


there is someone speaking against google cloud. And no one is giving him the speaker. It's so bad.

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