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Today was pre-registration day at Google I/O. Developers and media were on hand early to get their I/O passes to the geekfest that will begin first thing tomorrow morning.

What will the Mountain View giant have in store for us? Last year’s Google I/O outside the Keynote was almost a festival atmosphere, we have no doubts that there will be all sorts of baubles and exhibits to wonder at.

The rest is what we have already summed up to one extent: Android Wear, maybe a new version of Android (or at least an introduction to what I will be), Android TV, Android in the car, Glass, other wearables, Chrome OS, all the rest of Google services, ad infinitum.

Of course, they won’t be able to fit all of that into the scheduled 2 hour Keynote. However, last year’s Keynote ran quite long, so it is anyone’s guess. Given how many different projects Google has going on, we will just be amazed if we were not amazed.

What we can tell you is that the folks that showed up at the Moscone Center in San Francisco were pretty excited, and why shouldn’t they be? Attendees were chosen by lottery since Google I/O essentially over-sold out at the speed of light.

Pre-registration was smooth, scan a QR code at Chromebook station, pick up a badge and we were on our way. The facilities crew were setting things up right to the last minute too, the giant Google I/O logo in the main lobby was not fully up until less than an hour before the doors opened.

Below are some pictures of how things look so far, they are sure to look more impressive tomorrow when we bring you the Keynote via our Liveblog.  That action begins at 9AM Pacific, 12 Noon Eastern, 5PM GMT.  Be sure to check back with us for the latest from Google I/O 2014.

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1. Bootutu

Posts: 228; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Exciting times on tech, show us what you got Google, Android marching on.

2. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

PA - Any chance of making a mobile app in the near future? Ironic that there isn't one, and it's well over due =) Have fun at I/O !! I'm jealous

3. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I agree. They should make an app for Android, iOS and WP.

5. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

You can say that again!

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

WP only if you have spare time. No pressure.

12. mistertimi

Posts: 77; Member since: May 28, 2014

They should probably start with the WP one. Lowest dev times, and "easiest" programming languages

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

And the least amount of users when it can launch for iOS and Android.

17. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

C sharp and Visual studio are not exactly industry standard. Java and C are standard that developers are familiar with. Google took a big risk with java and its worth it.

16. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Lol, agreed. +1

8. crazymonkey05

Posts: 188; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

+1 phone arena you need a mobile app I would download it in a heartbeat

11. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Why? They have a perfectly good mobile site already: What they REALLY need to do is add the iPod Classic and a Double-A battery to the size-compare page. That's been a long time coming, IMO.

13. sid8911

Posts: 54; Member since: May 29, 2010

18. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

They have an app in the play store, at least i'm using it

4. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

wait hold up a sec, what does I/O stand for?

9. crazymonkey05

Posts: 188; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Input/output.......not sure if Google means that thou

10. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Innovation in the Open

6. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

So theres no livestream?

15. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I see Chromebooks mentioned, but no mention on PA about Google shafting Chromebook Pixel owners? "It's Verizon's fault!", they cry, but last I checked, Verizon isn't selling the most gimped laptop in the world for $1400.

19. tedkord

Posts: 17318; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The roids are strong with this one. They're giving the people Verizon stiffed $150. That's not a shafting.

20. kent.carandang

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

So you're a droid...controlled by droids...thats why most of the reviews have discriminations...ok..fine i respect that

21. kent.carandang

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

Droids are so hard...i want the soft one (Microsoft)

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