That’s it? Seriously? Google I/O is the company’s biggest event of the year, but today’s 3.5-hour keynote left us waiting for more.
At this year’s I/O, Google placed a strong emphasis on refreshing its Google Services and applications, such as updating Google+ and Google Maps and adding a brand new music streaming service called Google Play Music All Access. While our mouths were watering for the next flavor of Android and more updates on Google Glass availability, the search engine giant didn’t roll out a single piece of mobile hardware or software.
These are the five biggest disappointments from Google I/O 2013.
Google I/O is the company’s largest event of the year, so naturally many expected (or hoped) to hear more about Google Glass. Half of the shows' attendees were wearing Explorer Editions of the head-mounted display, but Google has yet to mention when it will be available to the public or how much it will sell for. We would have even been happy with a new demo video or updates on app development, but there was no Glass to be seen.