Tagged: Google IO
very recently reduced the price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab (original 7-inch) to $199 - and that the "company would be willing to lower prices further in order to gain more share." This comes amid news that Samsung did indeed have "plans to deepen its relationship with Google Inc. by depending on the U.S. company's Android mobile device software to run future versions of its tablets."
we learned about Android Open Accessory. This is a new project in which Google will help out and support developers hoping to connect Android devices to other real-world functional electronics like robots, lamps, and more robots. With this came an announcement about a kit you'd be able to buy for a cool $400.
has put all those keynote and I/O session videos online. The opening keynotes for both days are probably going to be of most interest, with Google revealing Android Ice Cream Sandwich, its plans for Google TV and the new Music Beta. If you prefer to read not watch, you can check out all our I/O coverage using the I/O 2011 tag. Sessions, meanwhile, can be found here and include Android Market information, 3D rendering and API best-practices. Full details at http://www.google.com/io. Google I/O 2011 Day One Keynote: [youtube OxzucwjFEEs] Google I/O 2011 Day Two Keynote: [youtube MiYND_zvIc0]
peek behind the scenes at a couple of dummy units from Samsung, one of them the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, the other the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, essentially the same unit you see here. The differences begin in that the dummy unit had no working machinery inside, a microSD slot where now there's nothing, and this limited edition unit has a white back with a hoard of Androids marching forward etched inside it. This device is what we expect to be nearly the same as what you'll be purchasing in June, so it's time to give this fantastical edition a complete once over!
Google I/O today. What we have here is a little hands-on video of Hasbro's Robot Toys that are being powered by a Google Nexus S. These robots are walking around at will, no talking yet though. Hasbro and Google have been working hard to get these little guys working together so we got a little hands-on time until one has a little "accident".