Google I/O 2014: watch the livestream here


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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37 Comments

1. Lampriya

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

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

2. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

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

21. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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!!!

3. Saravana

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

Yawnnnnn......

5. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 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...

9. Lampriya

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 05, 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

11. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 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.

12. crazymonkey05

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 20, 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

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

17. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

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

18. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

October 29, 2010

19. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

He doesn't agree.

24. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

26. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

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

33. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

20. b0wzer

Posts: 103; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Windows Phone 7 was launched in Oct 2010..

22. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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.

15. elroy

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

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

23. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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

31. palillo2006

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 25, 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?

6. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 275; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

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

14. veromron

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 25, 2014

and what do you call HTC one M8 ?

8. xeonfire

Posts: 93; Member since: Feb 15, 2014

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

10. Lampriya

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

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

13. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 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.

29. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 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!

30. csoulr666

Posts: 116; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

*INSERT FANBOY REPELLING SPELLS HERE*

34. DocOc

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

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

4. Bioload25

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

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

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