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Google I/O: Chrome, Android, music (roundup)

Developer conference digs into Google's big projects, from Chrome OS, Chrome browser, and new Chromebook laptops to various flavors of Android and new movie rental and music streaming services.

Google's developer conference in San Francisco offered a deep dive into the Web giant's big projects, from Chrome (the browser and the OS) and new Chromebook laptops to the various flavors of Android and new movie rental and music streaming services.

Google Docs offline: Coming this summer The online office suite needs offline support, but shifting technology has made it hard to develop. Google's Chrome leader says it's being tested internally.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
May 18, 2011 12:39 PM PDT

Google App Engine goes for Go language The cloud-computing foundation is getting a third programming language: Google's computer science project called Go. It's still behind closed doors, though.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
May 16, 2011 4:21 PM PDT

Chrome OS: Start small, then build Recognizing that its browser-based operating system is a major departure, Google wants Chromebook customers to be happy more than to be numerous.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
May 13, 2011 5:00 AM PDT

Google to rebuild Chrome on secure foundation A Google project called Native Client turns out to be not just for running fast software from the Web securely. Google plans to use it to run the entire browser.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
May 12, 2011 8:00 AM PDT

Google's choice: Chrome OS or Android? If anybody can handle building and promoting two such different operating systems, it's Google. But sometimes the Chrome OS and Android are uncomfortably close.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
May 11, 2011 3:13 PM PDT

Day 2 of Google I/O: Chrome, Chrome, Chrome Google's focus on the second day of its annual developer conference was all about its Chrome browser, Web app store, and operating system for computers.
• Archived live blog of I/O day 2
• Dynamic Google doodle draws dancers, complaints
(Posted in Signal Strength by Marguerite Reardon)
May 11, 2011 1:12 p.m. PST

Google unveils first Chromebooks At its annual developer conference, company takes wraps off its first commercial Chromebook laptops.
• Video: Google announces Chromebooks
• First Take: Samsung Series 5 Chromebook, the future of Netbooks?
• Chromebook, Netbook, iPad: which would you rather spend $500 on?
• Google tries to remake the laptop
(Posted in Signal Strength by Marguerite Reardon)
May 11, 2011 10:48 a.m. PST

Angry Birds flying to the Web Rovio's popular mobile game can soon be played on a browser, with special levels available only for Chrome.
(Posted in Signal Strength by Marguerite Reardon)
May 11, 2011 10:13 a.m. PST

Google adds in-app payments to Chrome Web Store Company adds easy way for developers to incorporate one-touch in-app payments into their Chrome Web Store apps.
(Posted in Signal Strength by Marguerite Reardon)
May 11, 2011 9:57 a.m. PST

Andy Rubin: Why Android is only quasi-open Google keeps tight control over Android and its source code--especially with Honeycomb. Android's leader says it's to ward off compatibility problems.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
May 11, 2011 8:19 AM PDT

Music labels to Google: We're counting on Apple Google's music service debuts, but sans licenses, meaning Apple could still roll out a more compelling take on cloud music--and force Google and Amazon to pony up.
(Posted in Media Maverick by Greg Sandoval)
May 11, 2011 7:56 AM PDT

Google I/O day 1: Android on top New versions of Google's mobile operating system, and new movie rental and music streaming services that run on it, took the spotlight at the developer confab.
(Posted in Android Atlas by Stephen Shankland)
May 10, 2011 12:08 p.m. PST

Android.next: Honeycomb 3.1 now, Ice Cream Sandwich laterGoogle's update to its tablet version of Android is available today, and the phone-capable sequel called Ice Cream Sandwich is due in the fourth quarter. With them, people can plug in USB devices and rent movies.
•  Ice Cream Sandwich First Take
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
May 10, 2011 9:44 a.m. PST

Google wants Android to be the device hubHoneycomb tablets will accommodate USB cameras and keyboards today, and other Android devices will talk to your stereo, dishwasher, exercise bike later.
• Google touts Android adoption
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
May 10, 2011 10:05 a.m. PST
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Google: Our music service is legalThe company defends its cloud-based music service and says that it was designed to ensure that it does not violate copyrights.
• How to use Google's Music Beta (hands-on)
• How to use Google Music with iOS devices
(Posted in Signal Strength by Marguerite Reardon)
May 10, 2011 1:19 p.m. PST

Arduino-based Android hardware debuts at Google I/OThere's more to Android than just hacking that app or operating system, says Google. You'll soon be able to hack Android hardware too, thanks to a new Arduino-based platform.
(Posted in Android Atlas by Seth Rosenblatt)
May 10, 2011 11:43 a.m. PST

5,000 Samsung tablets for Google I/O attendeesIf there was any doubt tablets are Google's top Android programming priority, the announcement that developers will get a free Samsung tablet should dispel them.
• Google tunes up I/O with Android treats
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
May 10, 2011 10:49 a.m. PST

Applying the Android Device KitGoogle's Android Device Kit will let tinkerers of all levels create new peripherals for Android devices, and several of them were on display and in-use at Google I/O.
• Photos: ADK robots at Google I/O
(Posted in Android Atlas by Seth Rosenblatt)
May 10, 2011 6:28 p.m. PST

iRobot to sell AVA the Android-based robotEnough with the vacuum cleaners. iRobot hopes a robot with an Android tablet for a head will catalyze the market for robot butlers and waiters and showed a prototype at Google I/O.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
May 10, 2011 4:55 p.m. PST
Now Playing: Watch this: Google announces music, movies, and more
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What to expect at Google I/O 2011With more than 20 sessions on tap for the annual developer conference, Android will play a key role. But what exactly will be announced?
(Posted in Android Atlas by Scott Webster)
May 9, 2011 4:46 p.m. PST

Microsoft brings Azure tools to iOS developersMicrosoft has branched out with its Azure toolkit, offering it to developers on Apple's iOS platform in an attempt to get them to integrate Azure into applications.
(Posted in Apple Talk by Josh Lowensohn)
May 9, 2011 1:25 p.m. PST

Google puts its chips on developersAs its I/O confab gets under way, the Web giant more and more is turning to third-party developers for help in creating robust ecosystems for upcoming Google products.
(Posted in Signal Strength by Marguerite Reardon)
May 10, 2011 4:00 a.m. PST