Mittwoch, 19. Mai 2010

Google I/O 2010 First Impressions

Now we got them: the expected and speculated "official" announcements on first day's keynote.
  • VP8 will become fully Open Source. The solution for all real open source projects like Mozilla and Android. Anyone is now enabled to create and distribute HD videos without having to take care of license cost.
    Even if professional broadcasters will not change their distribution format away from H.264, lots of people joining the big cloud and creating the long tail of user generated content are now safe. And also all the freeware and sharewar developers can now fully integrate this video format without getting sued by anyone else. This is a great day for all free software to come.
    Some millions of users may not be able to join up with that content: The ones using the nice gadgets of the Cupertino fruit seller ;-). And the MPEG LA license pool may loose some revenue.
  • Wave is from now available for anyone interested. By the way, the Google I/O event is fully documented in realtime by Google staff. So nothing will be lost and lots of infromation is made available instantly. So give it a try.
  • There are more things to come tomorrow, as some things have not been discussed today in the keynote. Expect more for tomorrow.
  • If you want to dive deeper into today's keynote just wat h out for the official Google blog post. 
To illustrate the event see my fist day's pic following. The event is very well organized. Never went to such a big one being organized that good.









The Samsung is a real nice device, fast and smooth UI and excellent display. Should soon be available on the market.

So, "this is it" for today. I will keep you posted.

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