RECAP: Google I/O 2012 Liveblog

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Big, big day for Google and Google enthusiasts at today's annual Google I/O conference. Naturally, our reporter Garrett Holdstadt was there to bring you all the action in real time on our Twitter account.


Here's a recap so you can relive the magic:

 

  • 10:13 AM: Stand by - we will be livetweeting from the Google I/O conference shortly ‪‬
  • 10:18 AM: Andy Rubin is onstage now. "Welcome to the keynote" ‪‬
  • 10:19 AM: He's listing some numbers now... 69, 420, 666, 1488, 9001, 58008... not sure what they mean
  • 10:21 AM: As expected, Google is abandoning Android and will focus on proprietary Google Phone OS (GooPhOS)
  • 10:28 AM: First Motorola-produced GooPhOS devices will launch in Q7... not sure when that is
  • 10:32 AM: Sergey Brin is flying into the auditorium on a jetpack
  • 10:33 AM: Brin having some difficulties with the jetpack...
  • 10:35 AM: Landed
  • 10:37 AM: "I wanted to give you all a sneak preview of something very cool"
  • 10:39 AM: Staffers are handing out bright colorful cubes to everyone in the audience; "This is the Google Cube" says Brin
  • 10:42 AM: Google Cube does not appear to be a device of any kind, it's a solid porcelain cube
  • 10:47 AM: Holding a red Google Cube - I'd say it's about 20-30 pounds
  • 10:51 AM: They're playing a video about the design of Google Cube... Donald Judd is mentioned frequently
  • 10:54 AM: Talking about pricing now... price of Google Cube will be "comparable" to other cubes
  • 10:56 AM: "One additional thing" says Brin
  • 10:59 AM: Google glasses are being handed out now
  • 11:02 AM: These aren't the "Project Glass" glasses from that concept video, these are novelty glasses that look like the Google logo
  • 11:06 AM: You look through the little o's ... like one of those New Years glasses. Brin is demonstrating a pair
  • 11:10 AM: Brin introducing Eric Schmidt now
  • 11:12 AM: Eric Schmidt just drove onstage in one of those self-driving cars, not sure if that's even legal
  • 11:14 AM: "I've got some bad news to report"
  • 11:17 AM: Contrary to all the rumors, Google will NOT be releasing a Google-branded tablet
  • 11:19 AM: "We were completely blindsighted by Microsoft Surface... we're going back to the drawing board"
  • 11:25 AM: Schmidt clearly said "blindsighted" not "blindsided"... check the tape @bag_wearer ‪#GoogleIO‬
  • 11:28 AM: Schmidt just looks really depressed... clearly upset about the tablet thing
  • 11:30 AM: Very unenthusiastic about Google Drive... he's just mumbling now
  • 11:33 AM: Schmidt ambles offstage... awkward silence
  • 11:37 AM: CEO Larry Page is on stage... he's now half-man, half-machine
  • 11:40 AM: Larry Page's new voice is very frightening... think Vincent Price meets Optimus Prime
  • 11:44 AM: Google announces new search engine, Google2
  • 11:50 AM: Google2 will "co-exist" with Google but remain separate
  • 11:52 AM: Page demoing Google2... it looks exactly like Google?
  • 11:55 AM: Larry Page can't type very well with his new robot claw...thing. Nobody wants to say anything
  • 11:59 AM: Page is introducing Vic Gundotra and the Google+ team now
  • 12:01 PM: Google+ team is onstage now... they're all dressed in black hooded cloaks ‪#GoogleIO‬
  • 12:02 PM: They appear to be chanting an anthem of some sort... unsure what language, sounds like latin ‪#GoogleIO‬
  • 12:05 PM: Asking for a volunteer
  • 12:08 PM: They've chosen a volunteer... someone from SF Chronicle... didn't catch his name
  • 12:13 PM: They're laying him down on a stone altar
  • 12:15 PM: More chanting
  • 12:16 PM: Not sure I like where this is going...
  • 12:19 PM: Something about "Wulgus"... some kind of deity I presume
  • 12:25 PM: tHEYRE CUTTING HIM UP!!!!
  • 12:25 PM: SACRIFICE THEY SAY ONE GUYS SCOOPED OUT THE HEART
  • 12:26 PM: IM GETTING OUT OF HERE
  • 12:33 PM: on the run
  • 12:45 PM: Goodby
  • 3:13 PM: We appear to have lost all contact with our Google I/O correspondent. - Ed.
EDITORS' NOTE: If you have any information on the current whereabouts of Garrett Holdstadt, please contact us immediately.