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  • James Martin 6/25/2014 4:39:26 PM
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  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:40:48 PM
    Tabs are presented in a stack with drop shadows -- sort of a mix of what Apple is doing with skeuomorphism and more familiar design.
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 4:40:56 PM
  • Tim Stevens 6/25/2014 4:40:58 PM
    Lots of great, easy transference between Web/desktop and your phone. Not that finding your desktop tabs in Chrome now is difficult, but it's going to get even easier going forward.
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 4:41:13 PM
  • Tim Stevens 6/25/2014 4:41:30 PM
    Talking App Indexing now. Devs love indexing things, especially key fields in databases. It's so much fun.
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 4:41:31 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:41:40 PM
    App indexing from last fall to be mixed in with Google search results.
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 4:41:59 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:42:00 PM
    Search results will mix app results and Web results.
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 4:42:14 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:42:15 PM
    This is open to all app developers today.
  • Tim Stevens 6/25/2014 4:42:27 PM
    People happy about better app integration with the web. We're also seeing a back button in the app, which looks like it'll take you back to the browser. Nice extension.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:42:46 PM
    New API in Google Play services coming...
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 4:42:57 PM
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  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:43:26 PM
    The API will recall search results from apps, based on user's previous actions.
  • Tim Stevens 6/25/2014 4:43:37 PM
    So, do you prefer Apple's latest take on mobile design, or Google's? I dig 'em both, honestly. Google's is clean and flat, but the depth they're adding is a nice extra dimension to the design.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:43:39 PM
    "We think this is a great way to help your users rediscover content," Shah says.
  • Tim Stevens 6/25/2014 4:43:44 PM
    (Sorry for the pun.)
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:43:49 PM
    Burke is back onstage
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:44:08 PM
    Extra dimension! I get it!
  • Tim Stevens 6/25/2014 4:44:10 PM
    Huzzah, we're going to talk performance now.
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 4:44:14 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:44:24 PM
    Android Runtime is up
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 4:44:27 PM
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:44:33 PM
    "We're finally ready to pull the trigger on this bad boy," Burke says.
  • Tim Stevens 6/25/2014 4:44:36 PM
    Burke is wearing a Samsung Gear 2, by the way, not a fancy Moto or LG smartwatch.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:44:40 PM
    He did say that
  • Tim Stevens 6/25/2014 4:44:46 PM
    ...or is it Samsung's new Android Wear watch? Stay tuned.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:44:55 PM
    No change for devs.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:45:08 PM
    "All of your code gets this support for free," he says.
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 4:45:14 PM
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  • Tim Stevens 6/25/2014 4:45:44 PM
    Seeing a series of benchmarks on-screen showing the new ART performance vs. Dalvik. Big improvements, with fewer pauses between switching apps. That's a huge problem for me on Android, especially when hopping between apps.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:45:52 PM
    Cross-platform, mix of compilers... question is, which devices will get L?
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:46:04 PM
    "ART is fully 64-bit compatible," Burke says.
  • James Martin 6/25/2014 4:46:14 PM
  • Tim Stevens 6/25/2014 4:46:29 PM
    This means more memory accessible and new instruction sets, but it also means more memory waste thanks to the larger addressing.
  • seth.rosenblatt 6/25/2014 4:46:34 PM
    Better memory management, no changes to Java, larger number of registers.
  • Tim Stevens 6/25/2014 4:46:38 PM
    Such is life.
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