It’s been a fun ride but Google I/O 2016 is now behind us. This year we had three team members on the ground, Josh Vergara, Lanh Nguyen, and Kris Carlon. During their time at I/O they watched the keynote, checked out a number of different sessions, and brought us a few different vlogs along the way. From demos to recaps, here’s our video coverage from I/O in chronological order for those of you who may have missed it.
Google I/O Vlog 1: Get to the Keynote
Let’s kick things off with a vlog on the way to the opening keynote of Google I/O 2016 on Wednesday May 18, 2016. From the flight over and landing in San Jose, to the journey over to Google HQ and getting into the keynote itself, here’s how Lanh, Josh and Kris made it to San Francisco for this year’s big event.
Google I/O 2016 keynote in 360
Of course, one of the biggest moments of Google I/O 2016 is the opening keynote and this year’s event saw a ton of announcements, including Google Assistant and Google Home, Daydream VR, Android Wear, Android N, Android Auto and tons more.
Our guys were sitting in the center of the media area and armed with the 360-camera on the LG Cam 360, and like Google did with its live stream, we want to let you take a look around the keynote for yourself.
Google I/O 2016 Keynote Reactions!
Google brought us a ton of news during the keynotes, but what do we think of the announcements? Is this enough to keep everyone excited or did releasing Android N early mean Google took some of the glitz off its annual showpiece? What about Google Home and Google Assistant? Join the team for immediate reactions to Google’s announcements.
Google I/O Vlog 2: After(hours) the Keynote
After the keynote wrapped up, the day was far from over. The guys bring us a second vlog that shows the hours after the keynote, including some of the fun activities that went down that night.
Android Wear 2.0 Hands on!
One of the biggest announcements at I/O was undoubtedly the next generation of Android Wear. Google’s wearable platform has been in need of a lick of paint and polish for a while now and the first major version update brings with it a huge number of improvements. Armed with the Developer Preview that landed on Wednesday evening, here’s Krystal running you through Android Wear 2.0 running on the Huawei Watch Jewel.
Android Apps to ChromeOS Reactions!
To say that ChromeOS may have been feeling a little left out at recent announcements would probably be an understatement but for ChromeOS users, the wait was worth it: Android Apps will soon run in ChromeOS. Let that sink in for a moment and to find out exactly what it means for you millions of Chromebook owners, join the team below for their reactions. It’s worth noting that older Chromebooks and the original Pixel won’t be able to run Android Apps sadly.
Project Tango Session Reactions!
Our next stop is to a session on Project Tango, the augmented reality technology developed by Google. Ahead of the first Tango-friendly device launch by Lenovo in a few weeks, let’s find out what Google’s session at I/O revealed about the next generation of smartphones, and what our team thought of Project Tango.
The first Google Play Awards ever
As promised, the first ever Google Play Awards was held here at Google I/O. We give a quick rundown of all the winners, as well as our reactions to it! You can also check out our Awards recap post for a full list of winners.
Google I/O 2016 Vlog 3: The Sandbox
The second day of Google I/O 2016 was pretty full, from day to night. In this third vlog the team on the ground gives us a closer look at what went down.
There you have it, our trip to Google I/O 2016. Stay tuned as later today we will be bringing you a recap video that showcases all the major announcements from the event.