Moscone West

More than 5,000 developers are converging on Moscone West in downtown San Francisco this week for Google I/O, where they'll hear the latest on Google's ideas for the future of the Web.

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Android devices

A glass case at the Google I/O developer's conference displays dozens of smartphones running Google's Android operating system.

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Liquid galaxy

Inside the immersive Liquid Galaxy set up in Moscone West, eight quad-core computers run Google Earth, offering 300 degrees of geographic data.

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Sandbox

On the second floor of the convention center, the Developer Sandbox features companies and developers who have built applications based on technologies and products featured at I/O.

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Enterprise

Business enterprise apps were a main focus of Wednesday morning's keynote address, and one side of the Developer Sandbox was devoted to giving developers a closer look at some of the business opportunities Google is helping to advance.

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Show floor

Specific regions of the Developer Sandbox focused on topics like Wave, the social Web, App Engine, and Google APIs.

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Working and playing and sleeping

On couches and beanbags scattered through the convention center, some attendees were hard at work on laptops and other mobile devices, while others napped in preparation for events later in the day.

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WebM

Sessions offered in-depth tutorials focused on Google products of interest to developers. Pictured is a crowded afternoon session on the open-source, royalty-free video format WebM, during which YouTube engineers gave a thorough talk on some of the advantages of the new WebM techniques being adopted inside Google's video players.

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Geo

In the geo stations of the Developer Sandbox, applications like Trulia and FortiusOne demonstrate new ways to mix layers of location data from various online sources.

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ProcessWave

ProcessWave, a free application developed as part of a master's degree program at MIT, is a collaborative diagram editor for Google Wave that aims to make the rendering and design of modeling tools collaborative.

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Pool tables

For downtime between sessions or just when developers need a break, there are plenty of recreational activities to be found at Google I/O, including Wii, pool tables, and foosball.

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Day 1

Google I/O 2010 features more than 80 sessions from introductory talks to advanced discussions focused on building the next generation of Web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open Web technologies such as Android, Google Chrome, Google APIs, Google Web Toolkit, and App Engine.

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Androids

The star of the Google I/O show, from a development perspective, is undoubtedly the Android operating system. Thursday's keynote address is expected to focus heavily on the future of Android mobile devices.

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Pillows

Need to rest? There's a nap for that at Google I/O.

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Sergey Brin

At a press conference Wednesday, Google co-founder Sergey Brin shows that when it comes to Web development, Google can talk the talk--and in his fancy shoes, he's ready to walk the walk.

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