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Where Are They Now? Products Announced During Past Google I/O Keynotes

May 09, 2011, 15:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Google App Engine: Quiet Success?: Google App Engine was released a month before Google I/O, as a way for people to host web applications on Google. We don't cover the product much here, as it's not really search-related. But it appears to be doing well.

"Evidence? For one, the product has its own blog, with fresh entries. When Google products dies, outdated blogs serve as their obituary.

"On the Google App Engine blog, there's fresh news that the product handled its highest traffic levels ever, courtesy of the Royal Wedding.

"Android: Raging Success: Pick your stat, there's no question that Android is a huge success. In a world where it seemed that the iPhone had conquered the smartphone space, Google's Android operating system went from zero to rival in an incredibly short period of time.

"Android got demoed to developers at Google I/O 2008. The first commercial handsets, the G1, came out a few months later. Initial reviews were poor, but Android kept improving."

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