The Google I/O 2011 Developer conference took place yesterday in San Francisco, where Google unveiled new aspects of Android and seemed more innovative. If you missed the live event and updates of Day 1 event, then you can watch the entire Android keynote from Google I/O now at their official Google Developers YouTube profile.
A brief of the announcements made and key points discussed at the Google I/O Android conference can be seen below:
- 100 million activated Android devices
- 400,000 new Android devices activated every day
- 200,000 free and paid applications available in Android Market
- 4.5 billion applications installed from Android Market
Next version of Android “Ice Cream Sandwich” announced – It aims to deliver one operating system that works everywhere, regardless of device. Ice Cream Sandwich will bring everything you love about Honeycomb on your tablet to your phone, including the holographic user interface, more multitasking, the new launcher and richer widgets.
Google launched Music Beta – A new service that lets you upload your personal music collection to the cloud for streaming to your computer and Android devices.
Added Movies for rent to Android Market – Rent movies from thousands of movies starting at $1.99 and have them available across your Android devices—rent a movie on your home computer, and it’ll be available for viewing on your tablet or phone.
Showcased Android 3.1 Honeycomb – Gets new features
Android@Home – Use Android apps on your device to discover, connect and communicate with appliances and devices in your home.
Introduced Android Open Accessory Development Kit known as ADK.
Official Video – Google I/O 2011: Keynote Day One
Source: Official Google Blog