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Watch the Google I/O 2014 keynote live video stream (updated live blog)

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Updated @ 1:35pm Android TV brings the full Android experience to the living room. Movies, music, and games all work on this platform, and a full 10-foot UI is built into the Android “L” SDK. The big TV makers are signed on, so Smart TVs might actually see a boost in quality later this year.

Updated @ 1:25pm Android Auto is here at Google I/O in full force. Navigation, music, and communication apps were shown off live on the stage. The Android Auto SDK is available for devs, and it seems like a solid first attempt. Will it be able to compete with the CarPlay juggernaut, though? With over 40 partners, Android Auto certainly has a shot.

Updated @ 1:15pm Android Wear seems really interesting. Round and square screens are both supported, and developers can take full advantage of all screens. Even better, smartwatches will be available to order on Google’s store later today. Apple better get rolling with the iWatch.

Updated @ 12:55pm We’ve been hearing all about the Android “L” release today. We don’t know what it’s called, and we don’t know the release numbers either. You can install the preview starting tomorrow, but who knows when it will be formally released?

Updated @ 12:00pm Here we go! The event is starting. Are we ready for a new Android revision? Will we see self-driving cars? Who knows what Google has in store for us? Watch the stream live, or follow along with our liveblog. We’ll have all of the highlights right here.

Today, at 12pm ET (9am Pacific, 5pm UK) Google will be delivering the keynote for its 2014 I/O conference. The event will be streamed out live, and we’ll be covering the keynote with regular live blog updates. The live video stream from the event is embedded below.

Google I/O 2014 live video stream

Live blog

Home and work apps

Updated @ 1:56pm In “L,” you can separate work apps from personal apps, and keep the data apart from each other. No more carrying around two phones. Sounds like a cool feature.

Android Apps

Updated @ 1:54pm Google is bringing Android apps to Chromebooks. Interesting, but might have the “Windows 8 syndrome.”


Updated @ 1:52pm Now, your Chromebook will automatically unlocked if it detects your smartphone. Notifications from the phone will show on the Chromebook as well.


Updated @ 1:50pm Chromebooks are doing well, and Google wants to connect it to Android.

Android Mirroring

Updated @ 1:47pm You can now mirror your Android phone on the Chromecast. It’s using a new protocol, so latency is minimized.

Updated @ 1:44pm “Backdrop” is essentially just a screensaver for your TV. Weird. You can now use Google+ photo albums. “Grandparents everywhere are going to love this feature.”

Updated @ 1:41pm Other people will now be able to cast to your TV — regardless of which WiFi network they’re on. Just handle it on the device. Smart.

cast apps


Updated @ 1:39pm Chromecast has sold millions, and Google is pumped! Now, “Google cast” is coming to other devices.

Android Games

Updated @ 1:34pm Android games work on Android TV as well. Same old stuff we saw with the Amazon Fire TV. It’ll compete with the Ouya, but definitely not the PS4 or Xbox One.

10-foot UI

Updated @ 1:32pm Using the “L” SDK, you can easily make the same app work on all Android devices — even with a 10-foot UI.

Android TV demo

Updated @ 1:30pm Google is using Android phones to do voice search on Google TV. Take that, Amazon!

Android TV

Updated @ 1:28pm Android TV is on stage! I’m happy to see that Google didn’t give up on the TV problem.


Updated @ 1:23pm Voice-controlled music, maps, and communications seems solid. Nothing mind-blowing here. This feels very first-gen.

Navigation, music, communications

Updated @ 1:19pm Officially announced Android Auto. Connect your phone to your car, and your apps migrate to your car’s screen.

Android Auto


Updated @ 1:12pm All you need to do to install an app on an Android smartwatch is install the phone version. When it detects a watch, it’ll automatically install the watch portion of the app. It’ll even keep it up to date.

Watch dev

Updated @ 1:10pm Third-party devs can use Android Wear as well. Full SDK being made available Pinterest is being demoed on the watch. Seems neat, but might be too niche.


Updated @ 1:08pm Android Wear devices can track your steps, and some can even monitor your heart rate.


Updated @ 1:04pm Your phone stays in sync with your watch. Swipe away a notification on your phone, and it disappears on the watch. Not a huge fan of talking into my watch, though.

Watch face

Updated @ 1:02pm The screen is always on, and it always shows the most important notification.

Always On

Updated @ 1:00pm Finally talking about Android Wear. Both square and circular screens. Fashion is a key word here. Interesting.


Updated @ 12:58pm “L” will have a kill switch — just like iOS. Universal privacy controls are being implemented as well. Why did that take so long?

Google Play

Updated @ 12:57pm 93% percent of users are using the latest Google Play services, but that doesn’t mean those people are using the latest OS.

New Stuff

Updated @ 12:55pm With battery saver, you can get upwards of 90 extra minutes on an average day! Huge cheers.

Updated @ 12:50pm It seems that Google is focused on getting everything silky-smooth at 60fps. Smart.


Updated @ 12:48pm New Android runtime: ART, and it’s fully 64-bit.

Launch apps through links

Updated @ 12:45pm Opening apps by clicking on links — all apps can take advantage of this now. Very cool.


UI Toolkit

Updated @ 12:40pm The UI toolkit for the web looks really nice.

Mobile web

Updated @ 12:38pm Google is focusing on bringing Material Design to the mobile web as well.


Updated @ 12:35pm New look hits notifications. More importantly, the list of notifications have been modified to prioritized important notifications.

New dev tools

Updated @ 12:30pm New tools for developers let the implement the new design, and smooth animations. Superb news for devs.

New Design

Updated @ 12:28pm With these new guidelines and tools, Gmail looks snazzy.


Updated @ 12:26pm Designed to be used across all devices. Looks like Android is actually thinking about consistency and design. This is what I want to hear.

Material Design

Updated @ 12:25pm New UI concept called “Material Design” — inspired by paper and ink. Adding virtual depth — not real 3D or anything crazy like that.


Updated @ 12:19pm Developers will get preview access to the new Android release. 5,000 new APIs in the “L release.” Pussyfooting around the name. Lame.


Updated @ 12:19pm Android One is focused on Asia, South America, and Africa. Sounds like a good move to combat Apple’s work in those areas.

Tablet usage

Updated @ 12:17pm 62% of active tablet usage is on vanilla Android devices.

1 Billion Active Users

Updated @ 12:12pm Sundar is a talking about selfies, I guess.


Updated @ 12:12pm 20% female participation in I/O — up from 8% last year. Good to hear.


Updated @ 12:08pm At the last second, sound came back on the stream.

1 min

Updated @ 12:05pm There’s a weird countdown clock. It’s slightly unnerving.


Updated @ 12:00pm And we’re live!

Original story: What to expect from the Google I/O 2014 keynote

Android Wear

Android Wear

Hot off the heels of Apple’s yearly worldwide developer’s conference, Google will most assuredly show us what the Android team has in store for us in the coming months.

So, what can we expect to see later today? The general consensus is that we’ll see a large Android update, though we don’t know if it’ll be version 4.5 or 5.0. We also know that Android Wear definitely exists, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see it up-close and personal, perhaps in the form of a Google smartwatch. On that note, we might see an update to Google Glass as well. If Google can beat Apple to the punch on wearable tech, all the sweeter. We’re unsure if we’ll even see an iWatch release this year, and Google certainly seems dead-set on owning that emerging market through hell or high water.

With Apple focusing on rolling out CarPlay, Google is bound to respond in some way. Google TV is being rebranded as Android TV, so we’ll likely see the state of that project as well. After all, the $ 30 Chromecast has been surprisingly well received so far.

I/O Phone

Of course, Google’s work in the field of automation might be worth mentioning on stage as well. Not only is there the recent Nest and Dropcam home automation news, but Google continues to invest heavily in self-driving cars. If nothing else, these technologies are worth bragging about a little at the start of the presentation.

At this point, Google has its fingers in every pie. From household ads to recently becoming a domain registrar, Mountain View clearly doesn’t want to leave any stones unturned. If there is a strong potential for revenue, Google wants in on it. For all we know, Google might even have a completely new product to announce today, so check back here at 12pm ET to find out for yourself.

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