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Google I/O 2024 live blog: latest news on Android, Gemini and Search

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Google I/O 2024 live blog: latest news on Android, Gemini and Search

Welcome to the Live blog by WIRED for the Google I/O 2024 keynote.

We have a few reporters at I/O in Mountain View, California, including senior writers Lauren Goode and Paresh Dave, senior reviews editor Julian Chokkattu and staff writer Reece Rogers. Along with senior writer Will Knight and editorial director Michael Calore (who will be watching from their desks, remotely), the team will provide live updates and commentary once we get underway.

Google’s presentation will begin at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. We’ll start the live blog about 30 minutes early, so tune in here at 9:30am Pacific, 12:30pm Eastern. This text will disappear and be replaced by live updates, as if by magic.

The keynote address will be broadcast live from the Shoreline Amphitheater, so you’ll be able to follow along.

You might be wondering, why are we live blogging when the entire show is also streaming on YouTube? The short answer is easy: we love live blogging! The longer answer is that the I/O keynote is basically a two-hour infomercial for all things Google. It’s a marketing presentation, and while we hope Google breaks some news at this keynote, the content on your screen will, of course, be missing much of the necessary context: how Google’s AI-powered search offerings compare. with the competition, how the Gemini chatbot’s new features compare to OpenAI’s new ChatGPT-4o, or what Android’s new security features mean for users like you. That’s what the live blog is for, to distill and analyze the news coming from the stage and give you the context to help you be better informed. Plus, live blogging is fun for us. Let’s have this, okay?

What to expect

Google I/O is primarily a developer event, but the keynote contains valuable information for everyone who uses Google software, hardware, and services. So you can expect plenty of announcements for users, including new features coming to Android 15, Google Search, and the Gemini suite of AI-powered tools. In fact, there will probably be an absolute torrent of news about artificial intelligence. Google has long been a leader in artificial intelligence technology, but in the last two years it has given up some ground to competitors such as OpenAI, Anthropic, Perplexity and Microsoft. Today is Google’s opportunity to show us how it plans to continue moving forward in this hypercompetitive space.

You can read our full rundown of what to expect from Google I/O 2024. And we’ll meet you here at 9:30 PT for our pre-game commentary. The live event begins half an hour later.

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