What was your favorite Google I/O keynote announcement?

What was your favorite Google I/O keynote announcement?
The announcement section is over, and all that's left of the Google I/O 2013 keynote is a question and answer section with Google CEO Larry Page. There have been a ton of announcements across all of Google's products from Android to the web to iOS and more. So, the real question is: What was your favorite Google I/O keynote announcement?

If you need a refresher on all of the announcements, there were: new APIs for location tracking, Android Studio, Google Play Games Services, Samsung Galaxy S4 with stock Android, Google Play Music All Access, new WebM and WebP formats, new one-tap Checkout button, Google Play EducationGoogle Hangouts integrated messaging app, Google+ UI and Photo updates, voice search and Google Now improvements, and Google Maps updates.

Let us know in the poll, and in the comments!

What's your favorite Google I/O keynote announcement?

Google Play Games Services cross-platform
14.17%
Samsung Galaxy S4 with unlocked bootloader and stock Android
42.09%
Google Hangouts integrated chat app
6.44%
Google+ updates to UI and Photos
3.72%
Google Maps updates
8.66%
Google Play Music All Access
5.58%
Voice search and Google Now improvements
5.37%
Google Play Education
2.72%
New WebM and WebP formats
4.15%
Android Studio with smart IntelliJ-based IDE
4.44%
Google Maps tracking APIs
1.43%
Google Checkout button
1.22%

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46 Comments

1. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

S4 with stock Android! Waaah *o*

2. sagemda

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 20, 2012

Cool story Google... but no new android?! not even 4.3?

3. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Android 4.3! Oh wait..

4. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

No new android version...no new Nexus 7.....no new phone...Failnote.

7. evarod48

Posts: 154; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

because you run the company and determine which products they should unveil at this time

27. hiddensanctum

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

They did state that it was going to be developer focused. From a developers persepctive all the things that have been announced today are actually extremely exciting. And a lot of the features are technically an upgrade of Android, they just didn't really slap a 4.3 number onto it. They technically could of announced all this and called it Android 4.3

30. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

No GTR722 the world does not revolve around you. Good tools for developers make developers happy. Which may translate to better apps/services, which makes customers happy. Which may translate to money-throwing customers, which then may make Google and developers happy. Besides, did you not see Keynote Day -1-? DAY ONE. The only fail is you.

43. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

You mad fanboy ?

44. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Not very, no. I'd say your post was full of mad at Google. If I am mad, it'd be at a self-entitled fail like you. And about the 'no new phone' they've historically unveiled the new nexus phone at the year's end every time. What made you think it'd be different now? What, rumors? Then you really are a fail.

45. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

I love to find guys like you, you can get them rolling with 2 or 3 words :D

35. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

Apple trolls are giving thumbs down, It's google day, give us a break... thanks

36. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Wow.....I guess everything else that they announced was garbage? Hey.....this at least gives manufactures a chance to catch up with Nexus phones running the latest version of Android.

5. hmd74

Posts: 541; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Play games is awesome. . if I could choose one more. I would select the Google + ui and photos

6. Igneel unregistered

I was expecting a new Android version....

8. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

well i liked ----> 1.Google Play Games Services cross-platform 2.Google Maps updates 3.New WebM and WebP formats 4.Google Play Education 5.Google+ updates to UI and Photos & Basically ALL Google Updates ... But SAD as there was no new Android version :(

14. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

I think that was to let OEM's catch up. Let Jellybean 4.2.2 get on more phones and tablets, having it eat in to Gingerbread's marketshare before releasing the next version.

22. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

98% software and internet based. Sadly, the 2% of hardware announcement wasn't entirely hardware based at all. O, well...these are still improvements in the Google-Android eco-systems so it's not that bad. And the news of the new Nexus 5 is still ticking so... Somehow, i think in Q3 and Q4, smartphones of all varieties are going to rain heavily for us all.

24. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

The Galaxy S4 pure android can be seen as somewhat of a nexus. But I doubt it will come with the pricetag of a nexus.

9. icyrock1

Posts: 307; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

No new nexus 7? :/ Was disappointed in this. Liked the Play games announcement though.

10. geekfreak unregistered

Was xpectin more but just wasted my time and bandwidth.

11. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

Dont be sad as Google may have Big Announcements coming up in Q3 or Q4 ...so they wanted the I/O to be Short ...

12. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

most boring i/o ever, no new android no new nexus not even a word about google glass

16. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Ditto, felt severely underwhelmed thanks to this massive fail of a bore. The Nokia 925, although a modest update I found more entertaining than this.

19. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

the same here. the 925 event (which many people though it was underwhelming) is more exciting than this :/ !

13. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Wow! An other dissapointment! Yesterday Nokia dissapoinred me with it's event (I like the Lumia 925, but the event was a dissapointment) and today Google dissapointed me... I was excpecting so much new things from these to events... Hope they will satisfy us later this year!

15. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Maybe tomorrow they will announce 4.3? I mean there is no way to have a Google I/O w/o having a software update...

31. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Exactly. I think some people are too quick to throw in the towel... There's still a second-day keynote. They might announce the features then, you know...

17. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Can I say none and vote for the unveiling of the W222 Mercedes Benz S class which also happened today?

20. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

thanks for the info !!

21. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Goodness!! Does it run on Android 4.3? :O

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