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Stay On Top of Google I/O 2012 With Google’s New Android App

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Update: Be sure to check out our Google I/O 2012 live blog!

Users looking to stay on top of this year’s Google I/O conference — which kicks off on June 27 — can now download Google’s official application for Android. The free app provides access to session listings and schedules, maps for the event, and even video live streams of each conference.

Google’s Roman Nurik announced the new application via Google+:

It’s here! The official Google I/O 2012 Android app is now available on Google Play. Download it by following the link below.

The 2012 edition of the app once again supports Android 2.2+ devices of all shapes and sizes. With the app you can browse through sessions and code labs, manage your schedule (from the app or from your Android 3.0+ device’s home screen!), orient yourself with a map, and more. We’ve also added the ability to watch I/O Live streams on your Android 3.0+ devices (available during the conference).

Other features include the ability to access Google+ profiles for each speaker, access to I/O conversations on Google+, event reminders for your sessions, and the ability to Beam session details from one NFC-equipped Android handset to another (on Android 4.0 only).

Google I/O Android 2012 screenshots

The Google I/O 2012 app supports devices running Android 2.2 and above, but it’s optimized for smartphones rather than tablets. Also, if you want to take advantage of those live streams, you’ll need to be running at least Android 3.0.

Google Play link: Google I/O 2012

[via The Next Web]


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