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.