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There's no doubt that anyone who loves Android, Chrome, or Google in general wanted to be at I/O this year. Unfortunately, most of us didn't get the opportunity to experience everything I/O has to offer in person, but Google livestreams basically all events, so we got to watch I/O from afar.

While it lacked certain things that we expected to see (like a new version of Android), that didn't stop the wow! moments from coming through – Google Games, Play Music All Access, new and improved Google Maps, Android's domination on the smartphone market, and so much more. To give everyone the opportunity to "relive the magic" of those moments, Google has released a 5-minute highlights video from this year's I/O session. Whether you were at I/O this year, simply watched the livestream, or missed the event altogether, this one is worth watching.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, and musician. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6- or 7-string, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Michael Ta

    Is this suppose to be sad? D= I miss it.

  • disqus_is_good

    Honestly, I didn't really feel the magic at this year I/O.
    May be that's because there is no hardware and I am not a developer.

    • killik

      As a developer, I felt the magic :D.
      Clearly, this year's IO Keynote was clearly more dev oriented than the precedent editions and that's not necessarily a bad thing since it is a developer conference after all.

      Things like Android Studio or the dozen of additions to the platform (no new version does not mean that Android does not evolve, a new compat library & a new version of Play Services means as much as a new OS revision) left me really excited.

      • Michael Ta

        I'm not a developer, but hearing the new features/APIs and knowing what they'll do are indeed really exciting. Google is clearly moving ahead. I think this IO is really meant for both really, developers will benefit first (new develop engine, new pictures and video format, Chrome related...things..(I'm not a developer)) then users benefits part comes later (new maps, new gmail design, google play UI, play music, hangouts, google play games services...etc) and those are just a few.

        • killik

          Well, you have got to separate the Keynote from the rest of I/O. The different sessions were strictly aimed at devs & designers.

          The Keynote itself was a mish-mash of dev oriented announcements (like the new activity detection APIs) and consumer ones (All Access) with some in between (Google Game Services).

    • mechapathy

      I'm not a developer, but I was thrilled with the Android announcements. You could really tell that the developers in the room were very excited, and that means they're going to build great apps on Android. As opposed to previous years where it was "here's another new Android version, look at the shiny," this year will have great long-term benefits to not only developers, but to us, the end users.

      • http://petercast.net Peterson Silva

        Exactly. People can be so short-sighted at times.

  • impure

    Pretty good, but for just the Keynote I think the Verge video does a better job.

  • Joon Sunn

    Hopefully I/O 2014 will give ticket priority to actual developers Hate to hear stories about how devs unable to get a ticket.

  • OnpointG3

    Your my boy Hugo Barra!!!