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Christmas Gift Guide

Shiny sign

Out in the sun

Theme rooms

A new Android

Google Play Music

Big Idea Wall

Bohemian Rhapsody Experience

3D printed, open source

Android everywhere

Android Auto Maserati

Android Auto apps

More ways to Waze

Need a pit stop?

Paint-flicking robot

Building the new world

Materials design review

Big ship

Game time!

Experimental Android

Self-driving car

Branding as sculpture at Google I/O.

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Though the sessions were held in air-conditioned tents, attendees had to wait in line in the festivallike atmosphere under blazing sun where shade was scarce.

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Theme rooms built from shipping containers showed off some of the newly announced Google products. The Living Room, here, featured some of the new home audiovisual gadgets.

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A blank white droid invited attendees to come up with naming ideas for the newest version of the Android operating system, now temporarily known as Android N.

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An audio experience invites listeners to experiment with different sounds by plugging into an array of audio sources.

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Google I/O features free-flowing ideas and big-picture thinking.

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Inside the Google Play Music room, the Bohemian Rhapsody Experience treated Cardboard viewers to a behind-the-scenes VR dance recital.

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With a birth defect that prevented his fingers from growing, Max found help from the Enable Community Foundation, which used 3D printed, open-source tools to give him a simple mechanical hand with fingers that grip.

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Android was everywhere at Google I/O -- even trimmed into the bushes.

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Exploring Android Auto got a little fancy inside this red hot Maserati.

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An update to Android Auto allows Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to equip the system with their own apps.

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Android Auto is hoping to get you to your destination more quickly and safely with the new integration of the Waze navigation app.

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Another big Android Auto update allows searching along your navigation route -- a difficult problem to solve, a technical engineers tells me.

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A paint flicking robot danced to electronic beats as attendees manipulated the bot to make some playful art.

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One of Google I/O's shipping container demonstration areas, showing off some of the new products and features announced today.

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At the materials design review studio, Google engineers and designers were on hand to walk through attendees' designs and brainstorm work-flow and design solutions.

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The festival atmosphere was enhanced by art roaming the festival grounds, like this pirate-ship bus.

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Taking a break in the connected-home room, with a wired foosball table.

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In the Experimental Android playground, an attendee plays with Yuri Suzuki's AR Music Kit, which uses a few sticky notes to turn any device into a musical instrument. When the camera picks up the patterned sequence, the device plays the corresponding notes.

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A look at the spacious and minimalist interior of one of Google's self-driving cars, which was on site.

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