Google I/O App Gets Updated for 2013 and Brings a Boat Load of New Features To Enjoy

May 8, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Google I/O 2013 is next week. Woah, already? Everything kicks-off next Wednesday, with a 3-hour keynote from Moscone West. We’ll be covering it like we do every year. Bringing you everything from the keynote and conference. Google has just updated the Google I/O app for 2013 and it brings quite a bit of new features. Here’s the changelog from the Play Store:

– NEW! Scan attendee badges via NFC
– NEW! Schedule changes are immediately synchronized between devices
– NEW! Lock screen widget for viewing your agenda on the go
– NEW! Vector-based maps with session info
– NEW! Dedicated HDMI video output for livestreams
– NEW! Automatic WiFi setup for attendees
– NEW! Off-site attendee mode for livestream-only viewers
– Use Google+ for login
– Support for viewing Office Hours sessions
– Improved support for devices with RTL locales

The header image on the Play Store still shows Google I/O 2012, but I’m sure it’ll be updated soon enough as this update just hit the Play Store less than an hour ago. This app should make it even easier for those of you making the trip to Google I/O this year (you lucky *******s). In addition, anyone can download the app, but it’s not a huge help to anyone that’s not going to be going to Google I/O this year.

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We’re expecting to see a new Nexus 7, Android 4.3, possibly the Motorola X Phone, and many more improvements in different software areas like Chrome, and Google Talk. We are also expecting to see some more Google Glass demonstrations as it’s definitely a popular topic right about now.

It all kicks off next Wednesday at 9am PDT, 12-noon EDT. You can count on Android Headlines to be your number one source for everything Google I/O. What are you most excited to see at I/O this year? Let us know in the comments down below.

Source: +Roman Nurik