Though Google I/O 2013 will be remembered for its lack of new hardware announcements, the annual conference did feature a number of interesting feature enhancements to search and Google+, a new music service, a huge upgrade to Google Maps and new gaming functionality for Android. A number of third-party vendors were also on hand to show off their latest wares, which included a pair of intriguing heads-up displays.
These are the 10 most interesting stories to come out of Google I/O 2013.
Samsung's Galaxy S series is one of the most popular smartphone lineups on the market today. That may be why Google bets some users and developers will want Samsung's latest Galaxy S device with a stock Android operating system, instead of Samsung's customized Touchwiz UI.
The Galaxy S4 with pure Android will go sale on June 26 for $649 for use on T-Mobile and AT&T's LTE networks and pack 16GB of internal storage and an unlocked boot loader for easy flashing and ROM installation. One other selling point: The Galaxy S4 with pure Android will likely receive updates to new Android builds faster than its Samsung-controlled counterpart.