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Google I/O Mega-Conference: No Ticket? No Problem

Here's all you need to know to be clued-in on Google's announcements and workshops, wherever you are.

Google I/O, the big developers' conference sold out in record time. You're missed out on tickets, but so what? Stop kicking yourself, ignore the hype, and attend virtually. Here's all you need to know.

If you're an Android user, we hear that the next version of the Android OS will be unveiled for phones and tablets. We may see the Chrome O/S and some of the hardware it runs on. A friendlier and more useful version of GoogleTV could be previewed, and everybody is always curious about what Google's next foray into social apps might be--Google Me, Buzz, +1, or Offers, or something new?

What's being livestreamed? A goodly clutch of sessions on the Android and Chrome tracks, plus both keynotes and the Ignite session on Tuesday. See a schedule below. (Note: All times PDT), or check out this list of hottest sessions in brief.


Keynotes (one on Android, the other on Chrome) happen Tuesday 9-10 a.m. and Wednesday 9:30-10:30 a.m. Google hasn't said which keynote session will cover which topic.

Check out Today@PCWorld for the latest news or explore these options:

  • Find and register for a Google I/O viewing party in your neck of the woods
  • Follow the Twitter traffic at #io2011
  • Download the Android app on the event homepage (follow the bouncing balls)

Otherwise, here's the scoop on the sessions that will be livestreamed (Check out the full session schedule):

Android Sessions

Honeycomb Highlights: Tuesday, 10:15-11:15 a.m.

Android Protips--Advanced Topics for Expert Android App Developers: Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Don't Just Build a Mobile App. Build a Business: Tuesday, 1:15-2:15 p.m.

Fireside Chat with the Android Team: Tuesday, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

How to NFC: Tuesday: 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Ignite Session: Tuesday, 5-6 p.m. PDT

Android Market for Developers: Wednesday, 10:15-11:15 a.m.

Designing and Implementing Android UIs for Phones and Tablets: Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Building Android Apps for Google TV: Wednesday, 1:15-2:15 p.m..

Android Development Tools: Wednesday, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Taking Android to Work: Wednesday, 3:45-4:45 p.m.


WebGL Techniques and Performance: Tuesday, 10:15-11:15 a.m.

Chrome Web Store Publisher Forum: Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Super Browser 2 Turbo HD Remix: Introduction to HTML5 Game Development, Tuesday: 1:15-2:15 p.m.

HTML5 Today with Google Chrome Frame: Tuesday, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Web Fonts Are Changing the Web. Learn Why: Tuesday, 3:45-4:45 p.m.

HTML5 Showcase for Web Developers: The Wow and the How: Wednesday, 10:15-11:15 a.m.

Mobile Web Development--From Zero to Hero: Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

HTML5 & What's Next: Wednesday, 1:15-2:15 p.m.

Fireside Chat with the Chrome Team: Wednesday, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Beyond JavaScript--Programming the Web with Native Client: Wednesday, 3:45-4:45 p.m.

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