The dust has settled. I/O 2014 is over. Attendees have left with their complimentary T-shirts, water bottles and Android Wear watches, and now it’s time for Google ecosystem developers to get to work, and make new apps and services for the Android and Chrome universes.
To boil down the basic “What the Heck Just Happened?” for your quick edification, Florence Ion and Jon Phillips run through their five biggest takeaways from Google I/O 2014 in the video above. And for a handy recap of all our coverage, we’ve grouped together all our reports from the last two days in categories below.
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Android L: Your new-look Android OS
- 9 nifty things we found in our first hour with Android L
- Ready to try Android L? Factory images now live for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7
- Don’t want to wait for Android L? Try Android Runtime (ART) now
- Here’s your first Android L changelog
- Google makes ‘Android L’ developer preview available, with tons of new features
Android Wear for smartwatches
- Android Wear video demo: Take a look at what LG’s G Watch can do
- Android Wear first impressions: The most useful wearable interface I’ve ever used
- Hands on with LG G Watch, an unapologetically simple Android Wear smartwatch
- Hands on with the Moto 360 and Samsung Gear Live
- Google Play Services updates to 5.0 with support for Android Wear
- Google Fit will make all your fitness apps and devices play together
- Putting the ‘smart’ in ‘smartwatch’: Android Wear’s contextual awareness
Android in fresh and entertaining places
- Android One brings low-end phones to emerging markets
- Android Auto links your car, your phone, and your digital life
- Hands on with Android Auto, the mind-melding of phone to car
- Google launches Android TV—and here’s what it looks like
- Google Play Games plays catch-up with cloud saves, quests, gamer profiles
- Chromecast updates include mirroring and casting without Wi-Fi
- Razer announces new games-oriented microconsole at Google I/O
Google for getting things done
- Android For Work and Office integration let you get down to business
- Google ties Chromebooks and Android closer together
- Google announces ‘personal unlocking’ to help eliminate Android PINs
- How Google plans to lock you away from iOS and Windows
- Updated Google Search app lets you ‘OK Google’ from any screen
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