So how'd I do on my Google IO predictions?

There's reasons I don't like rumours or 'leaks'.  Most often they're just someone's wild guesses.  Like how the potential for "Android Silver" means that Nexus lines were going away (I'm looking at you +@evleaks)...

Even during the IO presentation, seeing "Android One" people were skeptical ... yet throughout mentions of the current Nexus and Google Play Edition line ups were discussed; almost as though they still existed  No verbiage whatsoever about its potential demise.  Which I liked.  ReadWrite interviewed David Burke and he blatantly said "We're still invested in Nexus ... [end of the Nexus] is the totally wrong conclusion to make."

So ... if a lot of the discussion around 'leaks' and 'rumours' is really 'best guessing', it's always good to take a step back and see how did it pan out?  I gave my own 'hopes and dreams for IO', and let's see how my crystal ball fared:


First, take a look at my article a few days ago:  http://www.androidcoliseum.com/2014/06/google-io-2014-hopes-and-predictions.html and let's go over topics by topic

Android @ Home
ya, I didn't see anything there.  There was talk about Nest, but still no new developments.

0 for 1

Android Wear
obviously.  And they exceeded my expectations by having some third party support and near immediate availability!

1 for 2

ART
it is going to be the default, and it's going to be fast and all the coding will work (so no having to specifically develop for ART was my understanding)

2 for 3

Glass 2.0
I didn't hear much about Glass myself, although it sounds like there's some info coming out that Explorers will get to 'trade in' for the new hardware.

2 for 4

Android TV
They didn't really talk about hardware.  There was talk of TVs running Android, but not much about a separate box.  We've talked about this at length in the past, how we prefer to have something external, as it's apt to be more upgrade-able than our TVs (but then again, I'm an anomaly apparently and haven't bought a new TV in several years).  Very interesting on the 'console' type take.  Very intrigued.  Maybe it's good I haven't bought a TV in a while, so I could purchase this!!

3 for 5

Google+
no new features mentioned

3 for 6

Cloud Options
nothing mentioned

3 for 7

Silver
... hrmm... is this Android One?  Or is something yet to be seen?  I'm giving myself a half a point.

3.5 for 8

Android 4.4.5
We saw a huge preview of the next iteration of Android L (no mention if it's going to be 4.5, or 5.0...)

4.5 for 9

Youtube
nothing mentioned

4.5 for 10

Wow, not even half... How does that stack up against typical 'rumour guys'?

Source:  ReadWrite via Android Police
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