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Hello there! Very excited to see this live -- +Thomas Gayno +Jeff Baxter 
Increasingly our smartphones are being used to send text, photos, and video, but not as phone to make voice calls. A new app, Cord, wants to change all that, by becoming the platform for voice messaging across all your connected devices.
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Trick or treat! Happy Halloween!
 
Boo! Just in time for Halloween, we’re serving up two new treats for Android fans: KitKat (Android 4.4) and Nexus 5 developed with LG. Super excited to take the wraps off KitKat - packed with lots of cool features that deliver a smarter and more engaging user experience. And in Nexus 5, Google Now and Search are always at your fingertips or activated with a simple ‘Ok, Google’. Now is evolving with many new powerful use cases to bring the right information from across the web to you. 

Also really excited that Kitkat will work on 512 MB devices, so that all entry level smartphones can get access to the latest version as well. This will really help us get Android to the next billion users...

Been a busy week for me and I have some catching up to do outside work -- ‘Ok, Google, ideas for last minute Halloween costumes...’  


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I can't wait to use passive "OK Google" and the new Hangouts with SMS integration!
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5 years.. Great story +Des Smith
 
Happy 5th Anniversary Android!  So 5 years ago today...we officially announced to the world the +T-Mobile  G1 and Android.  

We (T-Mobile and Google) had been working for months and months with a small team in Building 44 in Mountain View, CA.  We had seen about 9 different versions of the new "Homescreen" for Android and I still wasn't completely certain we had seen the last one.  I remember Fridays being "Donut Day" at the cafe there, and the arcade where I would spend my lunch with a bunch of Android coders playing old school video games - the team was bursting with excitement over what they were building and bringing to the world.

I remember one morning a few weeks before the announcement I visiting Google, chillin' in cafe Moma in full Google attire (t-shirt, jeans and vans) when Andy Rubin and my big boss Cole Brodman came walking in - I thought I was busted for sure, T-Mobile guys were always wearing dockers and button down shirts...but they both smiled, said hello and asked me how the project was coming - were we going to make it?  How was the Android team to work with (awesome people like +Hiroshi Lockheimer & +Keva Nelson, +David Conway+Grace Kloba, +Peisun Wu, +Erick Tseng, +German Bauer - just to name a few).  Was I excited to finally "launch"? and more.

Well Cole didn't kill me for becoming part of the Mountain View/Android culture and a few weeks later we were in NYC.  We were there the night before setting up and I had in my possession 50 G1 prototypes that would get gobbled up by the press and tech reviewers the next day.  Cole almost died on a plane that night trying to get there, my VP +Leslie Grandy was so excited she couldn't sit still and I was worried that 50 "3G" phones might tear down our new T-Mobile 3G network!  We switched half of them to WiFi tested them all out and packed up for the night.

I was so excited I couldn't sleep - the combined teams were about to change the world.

I got up the next morning, took the longest shower ever and headed to the event site.  We set up our demos got everything ready and waited.  Press started lining up early, they were excited - not sure exactly what they were going to see.  We had all of our demos behind a curtain and the press was to go upstairs and sit before a stage.  They began to let the press in and the energy was amazing!  So many bloggers and Tech reporters!  I scooted around and took tons of photos (I'll have to dig those up to post later) - no one knew who I was, so they just left me alone.  

As the event started they showed off an overview video that featured my hands (lol hand model) and some of the footage of places we had traveled with the G1 a few weeks back in NYC - they made us take out a Street View shot of McSorely's Ale House and replaced it with the NYC Public Library - but we know what you all use Street View for!  While  +Cole Brodman  , Peter Chou & +Andy Rubin were speaking and revealing Android to the word, I was nervously running up and downstairs checking on my demos, making sure they had power, connectivity, etc.  two gents came int he back door - +Sergey Brin and +Larry Page had just Rollerbladed from +Grand Central Station to make the event and put in a surprise appearance!  Sergey greeted me with a smile and a "Hello" and headed upstairs - friggin hilarious!

As the press announcement came to a close, the curtains were removed and a sea of bloggers and reporters came back downstairs - literally running at us!  For the next 4 hours the media got to use the G1 for the first time and ask questions.  Tom Harlin and the rest of the T-Mobile PR team along with myself, +Randy Meyerson  and the Product Team fielded questions, video interviews (Look for me talking to +Joshua Topolsky back in his early days) and more.

I've included a link to TechCrunch's liveblog of the event - but you should Google the G1 announcement - there are so many fun videos out there from that day.

I think the day was a huge success - just look at Android now - five years later.  That afternoon my wife called me from home...in tears, she could not believe that everyone, everywhere that day was talking about Google's new Android phone.. she was so proud, as was I... and still am today.

Today Android is everywhere - it's in the device in my hand, on my wrist in #galaxygear , I can wear it as +Google Glass, I can play games, produce amazing works of art, photograph life, get my work done and even write this post on my #galaxynote3  ... and this is just the beginning.  I hope you have liked this little trip down memory lane...

Happy 5th Anniversary Android!
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The Nexus 7 is doing it right. What could the next iPad Mini learn from it to catch up?
A week of living with a Nexus 7 shows some of what the Mini needs to do to catch up, and also what the Mini is still doing right. Read this article by Scott Stein on CNET.
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It's almost exactly one year since I got my Nexus 7, and talked here on G+ about how much I like it as a form factor. 

And it turns out that of the various tech toys I have, the Nexus 7 held up well too - a year later, it's still my favorite form-factor for tablets. Because despite the absolutely gorgeous screen on the Nexus 10, I find myself using the smaller tablet simply because the ten inch form factor is too large to carry around or hold in one hand for any extensive time.

So hey, I have the new higher-resolution Nexus 7 on order, and am repeating the "refresh the UPS tracker" from one year ago.  I will never learn.
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We worked with Buck TV, Antfood Creative Audio and Fraunhofer to create this cool and super cute demonstration of Surround Sound  for #Nexus7  

The demo is best experienced on your new Nexus 7 (and Nexus 10 after the Android 4.3 update) in Google Play Movies, over Speakers or Headphones. Enjoy it again in the Settings menu, under 'Play Demo'!
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Get ready for Christmas Eve!
 
Ho ho holiday cheer. :)
Using any mobile browser, type "let's go caroling" into Google. And just like that, your phone will turn into a Christmas Carol karaoke machine with the words..
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Almost too beautiful to eat. Almost.
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Uh-oh: iPad Mini meets the new Nexus 7. It's not looking good for Apple at the moment.
Uh-oh: iPad Mini meets the new Nexus 7. It's not looking good for Apple at the moment. Read this article by Brooke Crothers on CNET News.
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"...the new Nexus 7 is an absolute killer product. This is going to be a rough few months for the 7” competition because if you are ready to spend $229, the Nexus 7 2 is pretty much the only game in town at this quality/price level."
Nexus 7 2 Review | The new Nexus 7 2013 doesn't disappoint. We knew that it was coming, and that a few things were going to get better (1920x1200 display), but it has exceeded our expectations.
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