Google I/O, the most important developer seminar for the world’s biggest mobile platform took place on May 28th and 29th in San Francisco, setting the stage for Android in 2015. In addition to the Android M preview, there has actually been plenty of great new things disclosed at I/O 2015. You can have a look at what else has been revealed at I/O 2015?
Google launched an app in the Google Play Store. Even who were not going to I/O, could get the Google I/O 2015 app and see what is going to be covered, consisting of real-time streams of key moments. There were also I/O extended events around the world and the #IO15 hashtag.
What is Google I/O 2015?
Google I/O unites the world’s finest Android developers and showcases the very best of what comes next for Android. It’s a massive geek fest but it has large implications for the remainder of us as well, offering us our very first looks of what will be happening to our mobile phones in the upcoming months.
Google I/O 2015: Android M Preview
As expected, the Android M developer preview arrived at I/O, with an announcement of the release day for the complete software in Q3, 2015.
The Android M developer preview is planned mostly to assist developers start updating their apps, and assist Google in determining any type of bugs, but anybody can get the firmware and flash the preview on their Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 or Nexus Player to obtain a very first consider the new OS.
Google I/O 2015: Project Ara
The modular smartphone project now has its own developer seminar and we have actually already been filled out on what comes next for Project Ara, but Ara still made a cameo look throughout Google’s Advanced Technologies and Projects (ATAP) session. The audience seen as an operating unit was assembled, booted and live-detected a missing cam component on the fly. Extremely impressive.
Google I/O 2015: The future of Material Design
Matias Duarte, Google’s Vice President of Design, provided an upgrade on the what’s to come in Material Design, Google’s design language introduced in Android L at Google I/O 2014.
Google I/O 2015: Android Wear
This is one of the areas Google actually must have focused on at this year’s I/O, yet at this issue all we’ve viewed is a little a wrap-up of current Android Wear updates with little new things to state. Google did reveal some new apps releasing for Wear in the coming months, consisting of Uber, FourSquare and City Mapper. Apps like Uber will be workable with Ok Google voice commands also.
So why nothing new? Android Wear is still a very young platform, but with the Apple Watch now out and many Android companions currently developing their own wearable system to offset Google’s failure to improve Wear fast enough, this really should be on Google’s radar for 2015. If not at I/O after that sometime very soon.
The recap Google covered consisted of Wi-Fi support for Wearable Smartwatches, wrist-flick actions for scrolling with the stream of cards and a new user interface with fast accessibility to apps, calls and settings. There was nothing of the reported speaker assistance or of iOS support for Android Wear.
Google I/O 2015: Google Photos
All of us know that Google+ is almost draining, with plans afoot to strip out various components of the social system and leave the skeleton to rot. The first step in this process is the launch of Google’s very own photo sharing and storage space solution: Google Photos, which is offered right now.
Google Photos offers unlimited free storage of approximately 16 MP pictures and 1080p video, with compressed file storage space and a complete overview constantly offered and accessibility to your entire library at your fingertips, all without saving anything on your phone. Google Photos is likewise really remarkable with Search – allowing you to search for images of individuals, places or things, all without tagging anything.
Google I/O 2015: Android Pay
Google’s answer to Apple Pay has been announced and it is called Android Pay. The Android touch payment solution will certainly work on Android with NFC and is in reverse compatible to Android 4.4 KitKat. Devices running Android M and newer, however, will certainly support fingerprint recognition for authorizing payments, both in the Play Store and online, but also in real-life scenarios.
Google I/O 2015: Android fingerprint recognition
Android M is also offering a new standard fingerprint recognition feature, replacing the need for third-party solutions. Fingerprints recognition will be surely used to unlock devices running Android M and above, as it is for authorizing payments via Apple Pay.
Google I/O 2015: Android Auto
Android Auto didn’t obtain as significantly airplay on stage in the keynote as we expected, having had the major news released in a news made just before I/O. The Hyundai Sonata will come to be the first vehicle to arrive with Android Auto on board.
Google’s self-driving auto goes to I/O and will quickly be driving around Hill Sight. Regrettably there was no unveiling of Android Auto as an OS, instead of a streamed user interface from your phone but stay tuned.
Google I/O 2015: Virtual Reality
Google Cardboard was an eccentric little providing that amazed everyone finally year’s I/O. The diy VR helmet turned any type of mobile phone right into a low-budget virtual reality interface. With many essential Google workers recently moving departments to the unit responsible for Google Cardboard, we weren’t startled to view a new version of Cardboard (that could fit devices with displays approximately six inches) revealed.
Alongside the improved Cardboard, Google likewise announced a new VR feature for Cardboard called Expeditions, which enables teachers to take pupils on a school trip to anywhere, all from the convenience of the classroom.
Lastly, a new stereoscopic VR cam rig called Jump was revealed for launch in summer season, which uses 16 cameras in a circular configuration to capture stereoscopic video of settings. GoPro is partnering with Google to make a Leap electronic camera rig, but anybody with the desire can make their very own – with any type of electronic cameras they decide on – in order to produce Jump material, which will certainly be usable in YouTube later on this summertime.
Google I/O 2015: Project Tango
The context-sensitive tablet computer that has an almost-human spatial perception was shown off in prototypes in the middle of last year by Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP). Since then though, when the models were dispersed to developers, Project Tango has sort of been silent.
Project Tango is plainly not ready for prime-time just yet, so we would not anticipate any type of substantial information at I/O, but, like Ara, we anticipate it to be there in some type. There is an ATAP session prepared that vows to” blow your socks off,” so we can’t wait to figure out what that is.
Google I/O 2015: Chromecast 2
The Chromecast was just one of the surprise hits of recent times. The plain little dongle simply plugs into your TV and permits you to remotely cast material from your phone or tablet computer to your big screen. Simple enough, yet deceptively outstanding.
Despite the fact that absolutely nothing was pointed out in the keynote, of all the possible new tools that could show up at I/O, the Chromecast 2 is the most likely. Just don’t hold your breath.
Google I/O 2015: No new smartwatches
At Google I/O 2014, not one however 3 new smartwatches were revealed: the long-awaited Moto 360, the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear. The latter 2 were Google jobs, developed to exhibit Android Wear in its first stages.
Regardless of expecting our initial look of the Moto 360 Second generation, there were no new Android Wear tool announcements at I/O. We’ll maintain our eyes peeled off in the days to come and allow you know if we
Google I/O 2015: The Nexus is a no-show
We formerly let you understand that the 2015 Nexus deal was on the table at LG and now it looks like the answer to that concern was” yes,” with new AOSP logs revealing both an LG-made Nexus and a Huawei-made Nexus in the jobs.
This will be the first time that Google has delivered two Nexus mobile phones in a year. The downside of this is that there’s evidently no Nexus tablet for 2015. However, we do not anticipate to view any of the new Nexuses, or have any type of concerns regarding them, answered at I/O.
Google I/O 2015: Android Home
Android Residence really did not acquire significantly airtime in the keynote, besides a short reference of Nest, which was a little bit of a surprise. Google has actually been trying to obtain Android into your residence– or even more particularly your lounge area– for as long as we can remember.
Smart residences, entertainment and connected gadgets in the Internet of Points will certainly be a strong priority for Google in 2015 also, but we’ll have to wait a little longer for some significant information around Android Homeowner.
Google I/O 2015: Project Fi
Google lately came to be a service provider itself, with the launch of its meta-carrier Project Fi. Project Fi basically lets consumers switch in between the very best signal – regardless of network – relying on their place, in addition to make use of complimentary Wi-Fi hotspots any place possible, essentially supplying a” best of all worlds” carrier solution.
Currently still limited to the Nexus 6 in the US, we’re wanting to listen to a little more regarding Project Fi at some time throughout I/O 2015.
Google I/O 2015: Android TV
Lastly, Android TV– Google’s most current effort to get right into your lobby space– will definitely share some of the limelight, but it additionally really did not really make it into the keynote. There’s already a lot of new Smart Televisions, the Nexus Gamer is out in key markets and in the years to come we’ll all be upgrading our already existing boob tubes to those with Android TV built in. We’re positive Android TV will certainly remain in the I/O schedule this year.