Google I/O Day One: Hardware GaloreS

Day one of Google's developer extravaganza brought us a few things we were expecting like the Nexus 7 and the latest iteration of Android. But it also brought us an orb-shaped media streamer specially made for Google Play, and a high-flying demo of Google Glasses. Here's a rundown of the day's big stories.

Google I/O Day One: Hardware Galore

The Google Nexus Tablet Is Here, and It's Out to Kill the Kindle Fire (Updated)

Google just conjured up its platonic ideal of an Android tablet: killer specs, the most pristine possible software, and a $200 price. Wil this be the Android tablet that finally makes Android tablets exciting? More »


Google I/O Day One: Hardware GaloreS

Nexus 7 Tablet Hands On: Brave New World

Google just let attendees to today's hardware-filled I/O conference love up on the new Nexus 7 tablet. It's light, it's compact, and holy crap, it's faster than hell. More »


Google I/O Day One: Hardware Galore

Android Jelly Bean: All the New Features

The new version of Google's Android operating system is called Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It comes loaded with new features, including faster interface performance, a cleaner home screen and, what could be a killer app: More »


Google I/O Day One: Hardware GaloreS

Android Jelly Bean vs. iOS 6 vs. Windows Phone 8: The Ultimate Mobile Comparison

A few weeks ago, we compared the feature sets of iOS 6 and Android Ice Cream Sandwich to see how they stacked up. But then Google and Microsoft went and dropped all sorts of new features in their new Android Jelly Bean and Windows Phone 8 operating systems. More »


Google I/O Day One: Hardware Galore

Nexus Q: Google Play Invades Your Living Room With a Media Streaming Orb

The Nexus Q is Google's $299 cloud service-streaming box-er-orb. It's only for Google Play and YouTube. Plus! It has trippy flashing lights and looks like an alien weapon. But is it any good?More »


Google I/O Day One: Hardware GaloreS

Nexus Q Hands On: First Impressions of Google's Media Streaming Orb

We've spent some time with Google's new media Orb, and put our eye-orbs all over it. It's a funky little device, but is it funky in the right ways?
The little ball is actually very good looking, with it's undulating disco lights. More »


Google I/O Day One: Hardware Galore

Google Play Actually Has Stuff You Want To Watch Now

On stage at Google I/O, engineering director Chris Yerga announced a ton of new content coming to Google Play (formerly known as the Android Market). More »


Google I/O Day One: Hardware Galore

Skydiving and BMX Bike Riding: Does This Stuff Actually Make Google Cool?

If today's Google I/O keynote is any indication, Google's idea of being edgy during its presentation of Google Glass is to have a bunch extreme sports bros roll-in/drop-in on bikes and parachutes. More »