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[I/O 2014] The LG G Watch Will Be Available On Google Play Later Today [Update: Specs And Price]

Google showed off a bit more of Android Wear's functionality in the keynote presentation, but you really want to know about the hardware, right? Well, it's going to be out today. The LG G Watch is coming to Google Play later today.

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[I/O 2014] Android L Performance Gains: ART Is Now The Default Runtime, Improved Graphics, And Drastically Better Battery Life With Project Volta

Android's L release is going to bring about a ton of new changes and improvements, and they took time to talk about a few of the most important today. That includes a new default runtime, improved graphics, and improved battery life.

ART is now the default runtime

We actually saw this coming, but it's now confirmed. ART brings twice the performance over the current runtime, Dalvik. It has been available as a preview for KitKat, but is becoming the default (and from what I can tell, only) runtime in the L release.

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[I/O 2014] Google Shows Off The 'L' Developer Build, Available For Download On 'Developer Devices' Later Today

We knew this was coming, but Google just showed off the Android L release at I/O 2014. The entire thing appears to be based off off what we've come to know as Quantum Paper, but they're actually calling it Material Design in the release. It's so sexy.

It's definitely a very content-driven interface, with simplicity and minimalism the primary focus with the primary UI.

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L appears to be a pretty major overhaul in both form and function, with things like enhanced lockscreen notifications, new navigation buttons, and a focus on fluid design and animations that make sense.

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[I/O 2014] Google Developers YouTube Posts Material Design Video Just Before Keynote

Take a gander at the video below, ladies and gents - it was just posted to the Google Developers YouTube account. "Material Design" doesn't feature any context, but anyone who's kept up with the leaks here at Android Police will probably notice some familiar design elements.

At the end of the video is a link to Google.com/design, which gives notes and suggestions on Google's new direction for both web and mobile visual design.

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Google I/O 2014 Live Blog

The Google I/O 2014 live coverage begins Wednesday, 9am Pacific.

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Official Google I/O 2014 App Hits The Play Store

Going to Google I/O this year? Not going, but want to pretend you are? Either way, the official I/O 2014 app is now in the Play Store. It's packed with some nifty features:

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LG G Watch Specs Leak Along With Possible UK Pricing/Release Date And Google I/O Giveaway

We've suspected for some time that Google I/O is going to be Android Wear's big coming out party, and the G Watch will probably be the guest of honor. It'll probably be the last time the G Watch takes center stage before the Moto 360 arrives on the scene, but there are a trio of interesting G Watch rumors floating around today.

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Google Sneaks In One Last I/O Ticket Redemption Code In Social Message Photo

Now that Google I/O is upon us and the hunt for secret codes planted all over the Android dev resources is over, Google has made one person somewhere very happy. You see, earlier today, the company posted a seemingly innocent Google+ message reminding us the conference is coming soon. In the accompanying photo, we see developer advocate Colt McAnlis staring at the I/O countdown and a wall of code, working hard to bring us more videos and "tons of great content."

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Except buried in this wall of minified JS code is a one-time I/O code redeemable for, you guessed it, an I/O ticket.

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Google I/O 2014 Lottery Winners Now Receiving Their Tickets, Losers Receiving Our Condolences

If you entered Google's new lottery system for I/O 2014, go check your email account. Odds are pretty good that you've got an email, or that you will receive one shortly. Several Google+ users are showing off their fancy invitations. Those who have "won" the right to purchase their $900 tickets have already been charged via their Google Wallet accounts.

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Source: Bao-Long Nguyen-Trong, Google+

And if you didn't get in?

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Google I/O Registrations Are Now Closed, Lottery Winners Notified On Monday April 21st

The procrastinators out there have missed their chance to (maybe) give Google $900 for a ticket to Google I/O this year. The registration window is closed, but we don't yet know who's going. That news will hit this coming Monday.

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