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Google I/O website live, registration coming, panel on Android apps for Google TV

January 25, 2011 | by Michael Heller

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The info website for Google I/O 2011 has gone live, but registration has yet to open. When registration does open, fees start at $450 under early bird pricing, if you register before April 16th, and $550 afterwards. Google I/O will be held May 10-11 this year at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Only the docket for the conference are a number of topics from web apps, the Google Cloud, Eclipse programming, and of course Honeycomb. Perhaps there will be more specific info on Honeycomb in each of the more dedicated sessions on programming, but I was surprised to see only one session specifically for Honeycomb, and it seems like just a basic overview of the OS.

More interesting is an intermediate level session dedicated to nothing but building Android apps for Google TV. We’ve been expecting the Android Market to come to Google TV for a while, and this looks like an indication that it will happen fairly soon, and almost certainly this year. I don’t think it’s too late for Google TV to turn its luck around, but I’m not sure apps are the answer. Getting deals with content creators/distributors seems like a much more pressing issue for the platform.

Check out more about Google I/O, and maybe we’ll see you there!

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