Google I/O is expensive. But part of te high entry fee means you’re 1) inside of one of the most highly sought after developer conferences I. The world as well as 2) almost certainly guaranteed to be getting a couple thousand dollars worth of swag. And at Google I/O, the free swag is once again in great supply.
At the very end of the opening keynote, Google announced that every single one of the 6,000 attendees would be receiving a “Developer Pack” which includes a Galaxy Nexus smartphone, Nexus 7 tablet and Nexus Q social streamer. Oh, yeah. All 6,000 attendees will also get a build of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to play around with too.
Look for Google I/O swag to begin hitting eBay later tonight, and the source code for Jelly Bean To begin flooding the interwebs later this evening as well.
Devs/ROM makers, this is your time to shine. Get working on those Jelly Bean based ROMs! (Via: The Verge)
In other news, interested parties wanting to get a piece of Google’s “Project Glass”, smart, wearable computer-ish device can actually pre-order one today at Google I/O. The company announced a “Glass Explorer Edition” available only to attendees of Google I/O. Other roadblocks to instant gratification include a $1500 pre-order cost (bleeding edge tech is never cheap) and availability of said glasses is a ways off — “sometime next year”. Still, if your wallet is able to handle the heavy lifting, it’s a sure-fire way to be the coolest (also, nerdiest) person in the room. (Via: Engadget)