The first and most important day of Google I/O 2013 is drawing to a close. If you've just gotten home from a long day at work and don't have time to sift through a mountain of Android Police live coverage, fear not: there's a roundup for that. Here's a concise list of everything that's new and updated in the Googleverse.
If you'd like to spend almost four hours watching Google show off all its new goodies, our Live Blog has the keynote embedded, plus Artem and David's reactions. In case you're wondering, Android activations have reached over 900 million worldwide.
The only device revealed today was the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition. It's an S4, Nexus-style, with stock Android 4.2 and updates from Google guaranteed. United States residents will be able to buy an unlocked AT&T/T-Mobile version (complete with LTE) from the Play Store on June 26th for a whopping $650.
That's all, folks: no 1080p Nexus 7 refresh, no Nexus 4 LTE. But Google I/O attendees do get a free Chromebook Pixel... because it's not like Google is selling any of them.
Google Play Music
Google Play Music gets a huge update today, with a new Spotify-style subscription service and a much-needed app refresh. The new All Access subscription lets you listen to anything and everything on the Google Play Store and make streaming stations out of cloud and local music. The service costs $10 a month, but if you sign up for a 30-day trial now, you can lock in a $7.99 price.
- [I/O 2013] Google Launches Play Music All Access, Finally Updates The Music App, Combines Your Library With A Subscription
- [Hands-On] Play Music Is Now The Template For All Future Music Services (Even If It Takes A Little While To Love)
Google Play Games
The Google Play Games framework that we originally broke got its debut today. Google is ready to step up and compete with similar services offered by Apple and third-party companies. Even before the keynote, a few notable games updated with Play Games support baked in. We've already found more than 20, mostly from big-name developers like Gameloft, Glu and HandyGames.
- [I/O 2013] Google Officially Launches Play Games, Brings Achievements, Game Sync, Leaderboards And More
- Google Play Games Is Live, And Here Is A List Of Games That Already Support It
- PSA: Google+ Games Will Disappear June 30, Google Play Games To Blame
Google+ And Hangouts
Google+ has a big update, most of it on the web. There's a bunch of eye candy and a spiffy new triple-column interface. Google Talk is now Google Hangouts, integrated with Google+ and featuring a ton of new content. Sadly, it's not the all-in-one SMS/instant message/video chat service that was rumored when "Babel" was making the rounds.
- [Update: Hangouts Is Live! | I/O 2013] Google+ Gets A New Stream, And Hangouts (Read: Babel) Becomes Real, Unifies Messaging Across Android, iOS And The Web
- Hanging Out With Google Hangouts - Google's New, Beautiful Messaging App That Doesn't Really Unify Anything
Google Play Store
Google announced some huge improvements to the core functionality of Google Play, both for developers and end users. There's also a new suite of education tools in the works. Developers can take advantage of a series of new APIs focusing on maps, locations, games, and better cross-device data management.
- [I/O 2013] Google Gives Developers A 'Better Distribution Experience' In Revised Play Store Console Coming 'This Summer'
- [I/O 2013] New APIs For Location, Single Sign-On, And Google Cloud Messaging
- Tablet Apps Are Now Highlighted In The Play Store (And So Are Some Non-Tablet Apps)
- [I/O 2013] Google Announces 'Google Play For Education,' A Specifically Curated Program For Schools
There's not much going on in the world of Google TV, as usual. The software platform is getting a bump up to the latest version of Android, with LG smiling, nodding, and promising to show it a good time before chastely tucking it into bed. Oh, and in case you were wondering: the Nexus Q is deader than a kitten in a pit bull kennel.
- Google Bumps Google TV To Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, LG Confirms It Will Update GTV Devices
- YouTube For Google TV Gets A Big Update, Simplified Interface And Support For Paid Channels Included
- PSA: New Play Music App Silently Severs Support For Nexus Q Streaming
Search, Wallet, and Maps got some big updates, and a few features were added to Google Play Books and Google Wallet, including the super-cool ability to attach money to messages in Gmail.
- [I/O 2013] Google Search App Updated: Set Voice Reminders, See Suggested Content, And Real-Time Transit Info
- [I/O 2013] Google Unveils New Version Of Maps App For Android w/ New Navigation UI, Looks Absolutely Gorgeous
- [I/O 2013] New Google Wallet Instant Buy API Should Make Emptying Your Bank Account Much Easier, More Efficient
- Google Play Books Updated To Allow Uploading Your Own Documents And Books, Plus Additional Tweaks
That should be the meat of Google I/O for this year. Android Police will have boots on the ground for the next two days, covering the smaller panels and more esoteric sections of the conference.