- Google I/O 2011 -- impressions and reflections
- Google I/O developer session recap
- Google I/O: The Android Story
- Chromebook to remove final hiding place
(Well, OK, I'm not sure those last folks were actually at the conference...)
From a big-picture point of view, it seems like the biggest questions remain:
- How will the Chrome-vs-Android strategy play out? Will one or the other turn out to dominate? Or will both platforms find broad user bases?
- What happens with Android and Java as the Oracle lawsuit plays out?
- Will Google try to compete directly with Amazon, Microsoft, EMC, etc. in the cloud? Or will they continue on their own very Google-like path?
At a more detailed, technical level, the announcement that I found most interesting was that the Go programming language is being offered on Google App Engine. Go is obviously developing very rapidly. I've been paying attention to it when I can, but I haven't really gotten serious about it; perhaps it's time to start digging in and doing more than just watching the language from the sidelines.