Google gives developers at its annual conference new gear to encourage them to write for the company's platforms.
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.
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).
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.