Google IO

Play Store gets beta testing and staged rollouts for developers

Google is on a roll at the moment, although so far we've been hearing all about backend services. So far they've touched base on the Play Store, Google Maps, location services getting a major overhaul, Google Games and more. And we haven't even got to the newest Android 4.3 or 5.0 yet. However, they just announced some awesome options for developers.

Google I/O: Google Play Games coming to every Android

So it's finally started. Google I/O is rocking out full steam and we can hardly keep up. We all knew it was coming, especially considering this leaked and appeared in the Play Store, but Google Play Games is real. Live on stage they've just confirmed everything we already knew. Cloud game saves, cross platform gaming and more.

Google I/O 2013: We’re here live!

Google I/O 2013 is set to begin today and we are once again on-site to provide coverage. The keynote will take place a bit later this morning and we look forward to seeing what is announced and talked about. They keynote is scheduled for three hours and will run from 9AM PST through 12PM PST.

Google Subscription services for YouTube and Music: is the deal struck?

While it's not clear when Google Music and YouTube will be offering up per-month subscription costs for content above-and-beyond the fold, it appears that sources speaking freely on the matter have made it clear: Google media is on the brink of a big change. Google I/O 2013 spreads across this week starting tomorrow morning, there the first (and only) major keynote showing developers and the public alike what the company will be bringing the market in the near future. Could the YouTube Channel subscription service be ready for an initial announcement - or is it a Google Music streaming service that's ready for action?

Google I/O 2013 on-site preview through Glass

Can you believe another year has passed? Are you ready for it? It's Google I/O 2013 time, and we'll be sharing all the details and announcements all week long. Today is technically day 0, and Google will be taking the stage tomorrow morning at 9:00 AM PDT for their first and only keynote this year. This is where we'll be learning all the news and putting rumors to rest. In the meantime check out our on-site preview, through Glass.

Google Nexus Q to be a no show at Google I/O

Completely overpriced and randomly announced last year was the short-lived debut of the Google Nexus Q media device. After being announced nearly a year ago at I/O 2012, then later canceled, we were hoping for some sort of rebound device or revamped Nexus Q this year. Sadly it sounds like that won't be happening. At least according to a few anonymous sources.

Sundar Pichai: Google I/O 2013 will return focus to the developers

With Google I/O just about ready to begin, naturally a big part of what we are going to be seeing over the next few days will be related to the conference. Before it begins though, Sundar Pichai has recently spoken to Wired and the discussion touched on everything from challenges to the dominance of Samsung, the merging of Chrome and Android and of course, Google I/O. Just to clarify though, it still doesn't look like the two Google operating systems are going to be merging anytime soon.