Hah, the little android graphic just did a dance on the slide. Apparently Google is genuinely happy about that.
Android users, 30-day actives - more than 1 billion people
Google shipped 300 million phones last quarter and now claims 1 billion users, doubling year over year.
That's well over one billion phones a year, huge growth still in what is ultimately becoming a very saturated market.
315m global smartphone shipments last quarter
Today will be about Mobile momentum and platform development.
And now, right into Android and Chrome.
Over 1,000 women in the room today, a big step up from last year, and from the sort of mix we've seen at other dev conferences this summer.
More than 1000 women in the room today, Pichai says.
Pichai says Google I/O has 20% female attendees this year, up from 8% last year.
Google is really pushing forward the women story. After years of reluctance, the search giant released its first diversity report in May to shine a light on Silicon Valley's diversity problem--mainly that tech companies are largely composed of white males.
Female participation at I/O up to 20 percent from 8 percent last year.
Huge cheers for the all-female developer group in Nigeria.
London, Brazil, and an all-female developer group in Nigeria.
Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android, kicks off Google I/O. One million folks around the world are joining in via livestream. In Nigeria, the viewing party is made up of all female developers.
1m people watching on the livestream
Soft-spoken, even miked he's a bit hard to hear.
Interesting to see him starting the show this year. We'd heard he'd play a big part of the show. Indeed, he's getting us rolling.
Sundar Pichai takes the stage.
"Every little bit matters. Here's to what you build next."
Google's interactive test sites to show off what new Web tech can do.
Watching video of Chrome Experiments
Combination of digital and physical? That's what Google wants to become.
Rube Goldberg machine for the win
Wow, the machine stretches across the entire stage, parts of it happening for real, some of it digitally simulated.
And here goes the bowling ball, it released a hammer, which kicked off another machine.