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celebi23

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Didn't see an official topic yet so, I put together one kinda quick. Hope that's ok. Will keep on updating throughout the day.
 

Rodney McKay

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For Google's Amazon Echo competitor, I'd love it if it has built in voice control for entertainment systems like the Xbox One has with Kinect.

If it doesn't have that, I'd at least like it to sync with Logitech's Harmony hub so you can use that to control stuff with your voice. Echo can kinda do that with IFTTT, but it's slow and you can't do a lot of stuff (only starting and ending activities for the most part).
 

Blastoise

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Android and iOS has become boring.

I'm hoping they bring something from Google X. Show me some future shit.
 

RoadHazard

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New Nexus phones would be at a later date and time right? Trying to make my Nexus 5 last until the new ones are out :(
Yeah, that's in the fall. The 6P/5X were unveiled in September last year, and then available in October-November.

Android and iOS has become boring.

I'm hoping they bring something from Google X. Show me some future shit.
N seems to have a lot of pretty cool stuff. No major design overhaul though, if that's what you want. They don't need that, Material Design is awesome when done right.
 

Bad_Boy

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hyped. i hope google comes out with an echo killer so i can have my google music compatibility.

I'll gladly sell my echo if they do.
 

Rafy

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Anyone else going to an I/O Extended event? Later today I'll be going to one for the first time and it's organized by the local Google Dev Group. Don't really know what to expect but I hope it's fun.

Do you think they are going to show new phones? There have been rumors going around of a new Nexus 7 and two new devices from HTC.
 

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It's going to be interesting to see what they front up. From the sound of Android VR and Google Home, they're in the unenviable position of being followers rather than first-movers. This works for them when they follow with something that takes an established model and disrupts it (Android being open source, Gmail's 1GB storage are examples of those disruptions). When they try and do a "me too" product though (Google+, Hangouts) it tends to be a failure.

Google X stuff almost definitely won't be there, seeing it's a separate company now.
 
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Xiaomi make great hardware. I've been using RedMi Note 2 for a while now and it is pretty amazing phone for the spec: 5.5" 1080p, 2GHz Helio X10 8 core CPU, PowerVR G6200, 16GB, 2GB RAM with half decent camera for £120 new.

I'd be interested in an Android TV device by Xiaomi. I'm using a cheap as chips Amlogic S905 box which runs great but I wouldn't mind a proper Android TV box.
 

Polari

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Xiaomi make great hardware. I've been using RedMi Note 2 for a while now and it is pretty amazing phone for the spec: 5.5" 1080p, 2GHz Helio X10 8 core CPU, PowerVR G6200, 16GB, 2GB RAM with half decent camera for £120 new.

I'd be interested in an Android TV device by Xiaomi. I'm using a cheap as chips Amlogic S905 box which runs great but I wouldn't mind a proper Android TV box.
Yeah Xiaomi are great. I've got their earphones, Miband, and a Bluetooth speaker, and all are amazing for the price.
 

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If I don't hear an acknowledgment about Sony's achievement for bringing the N Preview to the Xperia Z3 I will be highly disappointed.
 

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I'm most excited about the possibilities for Android VR and phones with Tango hardware.

And Chrome OS getting the Play Store would mean that I'll be gifting everyone a Chrome Book for Christmas this year.
 

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If I don't hear an acknowledgment about Sony's achievement for bringing the N Preview to the Xperia Z3 I will be highly disappointed.
Just got this flashed on my Z3 last night and it feels really good for an early build, which is commendable by Sony, despite preview 2 being relegated to alpha status.

So odd having it on a newer android version than my Nexus is though.
 

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I'm most excited about the possibilities for Android VR and phones with Tango hardware.

And Chrome OS getting the Play Store would mean that I'll be gifting everyone a Chrome Book for Christmas this year.
I'd buy a cheap one just for Hearthstone, Gdocs and the Opinion Rewards app.
 

Stat Flow

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I really enjoy what Google does. I'm so entrenched in Apple's ecosystem that I doubt anything will get me to change, but I love using Google Photos & Gmail. And I have been thinking about getting an Echo so I'm interested in 'Chirp'.
 

RoadHazard

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Anyone else going to an I/O Extended event? Later today I'll be going to one for the first time and it's organized by the local Google Dev Group. Don't really know what to expect but I hope it's fun.

Do you think they are going to show new phones? There have been rumors going around of a new Nexus 7 and two new devices from HTC.
Definitely no phones until fall. Perhaps a tablet?
 

clav

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My Chromebook is ready.

I'm skeptical how this is going to work, but I look forward to demos.
 

Vanillalite

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I'm kinda on the fence on the Play Store thing.

It's nice as an option, but part of the reason Chrome OS is appealing is the minimalist nature. The OS is light weight, you don't install a bunch of shit, less chance for viruses or random battery drain, easier to keep updated ect...
 

btrboyev

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I'm kinda on the fence on the Play Store thing.

It's nice as an option, but part of the reason Chrome OS is appealing is the minimalist nature. The OS is light weight, you don't install a bunch of shit, less chance for viruses or random battery drain, easier to keep updated ect...
Android apps are already available on Chrome and have been for a year. This is just an expansion of that. I believe the apps themselves run virtually.
 

HvySky

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I'll be jumping back into the Android smartphone ecosystem later this year, and have been looking into Chromebooks as well, so I'm stoked to see what they plan on showing off. Seems like perfect timing.
 

Vanillalite

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Android apps are already available on Chrome and have been for a year. This is just an expansion of that. I believe the apps themselves run virtually.
Well yeah they had to start somewhere.

It's still just the dev tool app runtime.

This in theory would be the next step. Still not sure if I want this or not.
 

clav

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Android apps are already available on Chrome and have been for a year. This is just an expansion of that. I believe the apps themselves run virtually.
With a ton of 1-3 star reviews.

They never really worked on them.

App selection was same as it launched after one year.
 

thenexus6

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I thought it was starting at 5PM UK time not 6PM.. I will get to watch the first 15 minutes then before I go out.
 

panzone

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Uh, I've forgotten this is today.

I'll try to follow it, but last year was really boring and I quitted during the first hour.
 

Future

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Google home with a screen and similar home automation connectivity to echo = instant buy
 

pronk420

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is it likely they will announce anything for desktop or iOS? I forget what they have announced previously.
 

HvySky

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Echo users: I used "Okay, Google" all the time when I had my old phone. If Google's version is comparable to Amazon's, is it worth it, or can I get the same amount of use out of just my phone?
 

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Echo users: I used "Okay, Google" all the time when I had my old phone. If Google's version is comparable to Amazon's, is it worth it, or can I get the same amount of use out of just my phone?
It depends on the amount of smart home integration of the device, and whether it has a decent speaker/microphone setup that would be far better than using a phone for the same task. That and if it can use a different codeword that would allow every member of a house to use it.
 
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