2014: Samsung Gear Live

Google gives developers at its annual I/O conference new gear to encourage them to write for the company's platforms. Here's a look at what each year's attendees have been given.

Android Wear was the big focus of 2014's I/O keynote, so it was fitting that the big giveaway showed that software off. Show attendees got to test out Samsung's Gear Live smartwatch a month before it becomes available to the general public.

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2014: LG G Watch

Another of the watches sporting Android Wear, LG's G Watch, made it into giveaway bags in 2014.

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2014: Cardboard

Yep, cardboard. Also inside this year's I/O goodie bag was a little square of cardboard. Of course, it's not just any piece of cardboard. This came pre-cut and marked so it can easily be folded into a casing for a virtual reality headset (phone with VR capabilities not included).

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2013: Chromebook Pixel

This $1,449, top-of-the-line Chromebook model with LTE was given out to Google I/O attendees as part of this year's conference. It was the only thing given out, unlike years past.

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2012: Chromebox

The headless Chrome computer was given to Google I/O attendees on the second day of the 2012 conference.

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2012: Galaxy Nexus

Though not a new hardware product, the Galaxy Nexus phones given away at Google I/O did come with the latest 4.1 version of Android installed.

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2012: Nexus 7

Google's first Nexus-branded 7-inch tablet was what everyone expected to get at Google I/O. And they did.

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2012: Nexus Q

The Nexus Q media streamer was in the goodie bag at the 2012 Google I/O.

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2011: Chrome notebook

Finally, after the show was over, Google I/O attendees in 2011 were sent a Samsung Series 5 Chrome notebook.

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2011: Verizon 4G hotspot

2011 Google I/O attendees also got the Internet in their pocket: a Verizon 4G hotspot, with prepaid service.

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2011: Galaxy Tab 10.1

As Android moved on to tablets, Google needed to get developers charged up for the new, bigger platform. Developers got this Samsung tablet at the conference.

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2010: HTC Evo 4G

In addition to the Nexus One (or the Motorola Droid, which some attendees received), Google also gave a second phone to 2010 conference attendees: The HTC Evo 4G.

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2010: Nexus One

Google sent the first Nexus phone to some developers ahead of the 2010 Google I/O conference. As third parties started to adopt Android and release their products that used it, Google kept the Nexus line as its "house brand" for mobile devices.

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2009: Google Ion

One of the early Android phones, the Google Ion (later called HTC Magic), dropped the physical keyboard of the G1, Google's first Android model.

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