"It's Christmas in June," someone told me as we waited in the gadget line at the Google I/O conference on Wednesday. Every year at the conference, Google "gives" attendees hardware that runs Google software and services. This giveaway program isn't cheap for Google. But it is worth it.
Let's look at the numbers.
This year, the haul for attendees includes four pieces of Google hardware, with a total retail value of $1,176:
The goods Retail price Nexus 7 tablet $199 Nexus Q $299 Galaxy Nexus phone $349 Chromebox $… Read more