And now for the second day of Google I/O 2011, which of course brings another keynote speech to kick off the day. Yesterday we saw Android @ Home, Project Tungsten, and some pretty cool NFC demonstrations. Today Vic Gondutra started us off setting the stage (literally) for today's big topic: Chrome. After rehashing the awesome Samsung Tab that everyone in the audience received yesterday, he mentioned that they also came with Verizon Wireless Hotspots, capable of 20mps download.
You didn't have to do anything, (Chrome) just got faster.
Taylor then demoed Tinkercad, a web application that runs off of Chrome's inherent 3D processing and allows real-time building and modeling of 3D objects that you can easily export.
Pichai returned to the stage to close out the session, mentioning that web app users spent twice as much time on average using Chrome apps then mobile, and make 2.5 more monetary transactions on average. This is all a perfect segue to what's coming next, a discussion of in-app payments from one of the Chrome Product Managers.