The 2011 Google I/O developer's conference may be over, but here are some of the highlights in picture form.
Crowds started gathering quickly for the opening keynote at the Moscone West Center in San Francisco
Google kept the crowds waiting with a colourful countdown before the opening event
Over 600,000 people a day tuned in online from outside the venue to watch the keynotes
Vic Gundotra, Google's senior vice president of social, explained Android's plans for Apple with a simple graphic image.
Google also showed off its new Music cloud stroage system. The web site allows up to 20,000 songs to be recorded and played back to any compatible computer
The company will ensure that Google Music has the same look and feel on smartphones
The logo for the new Ice Cream Sandwich build of Android, due out by the end of the year. The new code will unify tablet and smartphone operating systems back into one
Google showed the first pictures of a 12in laptop Samsung will release next month for use with Chrome OS
Acer too had hardware ready for next month's launch, with this 11in unit.
Sergey Brin was in a pensive mood at one of the breakout sessions
Among the systems on display was a walk-in viewing room where delegates could 'fly' around Google Earth
One of the more out-there ideas was an Android-enabled exercise machine that allows you to monitor progress and calories burned, and to play games while sweating off the pounds
The final thing every conference attendee needed was power, and thankfully there were sockets (and seating) to be had.
BT wants to make the public switched telephone network history within eight years
Personal data being purloined by third parties via Facebook Login API
MacOS and iOS are better off apart, says CEO Tim Cook
Or they'll no longer be entitled to updates and bug patches