Google I/O Keynote
Android: Be together. Not the same.
Android Wear - 7 models, Android Auto - 35 brands.
M Developer Preview: Product excellence, Improving core user experience, App permissions (simplification - Location, Camera, Microphone, Contacts, Phone, SMS, Calendar, Sensor, request per use case, editing permissions), Web experience (Chrome Custom Tabs), App Links, Mobile Payments (Android Pay - Simplicity, Security, Choice, over 700 stores across the US and in-app), Fingerprint Support (Device unlock Play Store purchases), Power & Charging (Doze, up to 2X longer battery life, USB Type C), Easy word selection, Direct share, Simplified volume control. Official release of Android M - Q3 2015.
Android Wear. Collaboration with tons of partners: result is choice! Always on, Wrist gestures, Emoji recognizer, Launcher. Main principles: Glanceable, Actionable, Effortless. More than 4k Android Wear apps.
Internet of Things. Operating System - Brillo (derived from Android, minimal system requirements, broad silicon support, easy to secure). Communication layer - Weave (Cloud <-> Phone <-> Brillo, cross-platform, developer APIs). User Experience. Brillo Developer Preview - Q3 2015. Weave Full Stack - Q4 2015.
Image & Speech Recognition Accuracy has dramatically increase & currently the best out there.
Google Now. Context (Knowledge Graph). Answers. Actions. New functionality: Now on Tap.
Photos. New product - Google Photos. Main ideas - home for all photos & videos. Help to organize & bring moments to life (photos & videos organized by people, places, things; smart search; editing; creating new content - movie, animation, collage, etc.). Make it easy to share & save what matters (easy multiple selection, free unlimited backup of all 16MP photos & 1080p videos). Available today (https://photos.google.com/
, Android, iOS).
Google Translate. The most translate words in the world - how are you?, thank you, and I love you :)
Android One is now available in 7 countries (India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Turkey, etc.). Challenges: connectivity, data costs. Improvements: faster page load time, lower data usage, offline support.
Apps. Developer (Android: Android Studio 1.3 Preview, support for C/C++; Mobile Web: Polymer 1.0; iOS: CocoaPods; Testing: Cloud Test Lab; Mobile Backend: Firebase, Google Cloud Platform), Engage (App indexing, Cloud messaging, Mobile Web, App Install Ads - Universal app campaigns, Developer pages), Earn (AdMob).
Google Play. 1B active users. 50B installs in past 12 months. Personalized Store. New family discovery experience: browse by age, filtered search, popular characters, parental control.
Udacity. Android Nanodegree.
Google VR. More than 1M Cardboard users. Improved Cardboard viewer. Support for both Android & iOS. VR for education - Expeditions. Captioning experience in VR videos - Jump (powered by GoPro).Starting from summer 2015 YouTube will support Jump videos.
Google self-driving cars. Project Loon. #google #io15