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Google I/O Keynote and Session videos now online

With tickets for Google I/O 2011 selling out in short order, Google made a lot of developers - and Android enthusiasts - feel better by promising to stream the bulk of the event online. Now, the search giant 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]

Google I/O 2011 T-Shirt Puzzle Deciphered

Google always has some fun with its I/O t-shirts and this year is no exception. There was a hidden message in the shirts, which appeared to have some sort of binary or Morse Code on the back. You can take a look at the shirt below and see if you can decipher it before continuing after the cut for the answer.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Review [Google I/O Limited Edition]

It's been what seems like forever since I last held this fantastic piece of industrial design. Back at CTIA 2011, we got to 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!

Hands-On with Hasbro’s Nexus S Powered Robots at Google I/O

Our team was lucky enough to stumble into some cute little robots while roaming around at 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".

We Have Them! 4G LTE Modems from Google I/O

Yesterday at Google I/O, everyone was handed a blue card which was good for a free Verizon Mobile Hotspot and a SIM card, and gave three months of complimentary service from Verizon. At the time, conference goers were told that they could pick up the gear Wednesday afternoon. This morning at the keynote, Vic Gundotra let us all know that the blue card went with a 4G LTE mobile hotspot. So, here we are on Wednesday afternoon, and guess what?

Android Market upgrading app size limit to 4GB

Along with many other things as of late, Google just tipped everyone off about another great change coming to the Android Marketplace. The change I'm talking about today is application size. Currently applications in the market are limited to 50MB. In general this is a pretty large size for most apps and has worked great for a long time, but with the ever changing technology and games getting bigger and better along with hardware such as the Tegra 2 dual-core chip, games and applications have also increased in size.

Google I/O Day 2 Keynote : In Line and Nearly In

We're in line again, this time toting a few more devices (though we're none the heavier thanks to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 weighing approximately nothing at all,) and we're attempting to get pumped up for the second day's big keynote. What should we be expecting today? More than likely a whole 'lotta Chrome, but you never know, might be some Android tidbits in this event as well. Stay tuned to Android Community and our sister site SlashGear for all the coverage your eyeballs can handle.

Ice Cream Sandwich – Full Google I/O Details

Lets begin this chat by noting that they certainly did not say a whole heck of a lot. At the first hour-long keynote speech of the conference, Google whipped through a plethora of news bits, Ice Cream Sandwich certainly not the one winning the attention contest. The greatest moment was the reveal of the excellent logo mark that'll be coming along with the update to Android, it and the name being a metaphor for exactly what the new system would be doing for the mobile OS: integrating it. Sandwiching it, if you will. It's going to be oh - so - tasty.

Entire Google I/O 2011 Keynote: Day One [VIDEO]

The first and undeniably most action-packed keynote from Google I/O 2011 is up now, covering what Google is calling their three Ms. In Momentum, they spoke about the power and speed of Android in how well it's doing in the world today, everything from 100 million activations and 4.5 billion installs of apps. Next in Mobile, they covered the newest upgrade for Android, version 3.1, the next step in Honeycomb for tablets and Google TV, Ice Cream Sandwich aka "one Android release everywhere," and more. The list continues and the video is up!