The vibe at Google IO was incredible – the feeling of having so many hungry brilliant minds in one place for the same reason cannot be communicated easily in words. Google had ensured that Google will be a feat to remember through an amazing wrap around display in the main hall. Getting there though would require joining the longest queue I ever stood in – EVER. The line of people literally wrapped right around the entire block. Luckily there was coffee, snacks and bananas to keep the crowd standing 🙂
Google’s lineup of speakers to open the event blew the crowd away with the direction that Google is traversing. For me the biggest messages were simple – Android is now a key focus at Google, Context is how they will be better than everybody else, and its time that home, car, watch, car and mobile could all seamlessly integrate. Yes – a powerful statement but one that was backed with progress in this direction. I have since traded in my iPhone for a Nexus 6 and bracing for Android M.