Some publications this year complained that Google I/O was boring because the company didn't announce any new hardware. However, Michael Fisher from Mobile Nations believes it was great for the audience it was intended for (developers and enthusiasts), and that Google I/O doesn't have to be a...
At Google I/O today, Roman Guy spoke about some new APIs that will be included in Android O that focus on colors. The goal is to allow developers to create an application that looks the same on all devices, no matter how different the color calibration is.
Google announced that they want to help application developers create a better large screen experience for their apps. This will mainly be for Chrome OS, so today the company announced they are beta testing an emulator so developers can test their applications.
At Google I/O this week, it was revealed that more people are using encrypted Android phones and lock screen security than ever before. They said encryption usage for Android Nougat is about 80%, and 70% of those on Nougat are protected with a lock screen.
Android Go will be Google's way to take advantage of the extremely low-end smartphone segment. This will mean that various aspects of the OS will be changed and one of those is the new Overview screen we've gotten so used to.
While Burke didn't go into details about it too much, he was asked about Fuchsia at Google I/O this year. He mentions how it is an early project, there are a lot of smart people working on it, and that it could pivot and morph and it evolves.
During a fireside chat at Google I/O this year, someone asked what new things could have been overlooked during the event. Romain Guy answered this question by saying that in the next version of Android, GPU drivers can be updated directly from the Play Store.
It hasn't always been easy to find out which applications support Google Assistant, but now Google is helping to organize things a bit. The company just announced an app directory for Google Assistant at Google I/O this week complete with categories and sample commands.
MKBHD has just uploaded his top 5 announcements that were made at Google I/O this year and it includes things such as Google Lens, using Google Assistant to place orders, notification dots for Android O and more.
At Google I/O today, the company announced a new feature for developers to help them manage their APK signing key in the cloud. This will help to prevent your signing keys from being maliciously destroyed as well as not worrying about using the same key on multiple applications for simplicity.
Google feels that people are helpless when they look at the battery screen on Android and sees an application using too much battery life. In Android O, the battery screen will show battery drain as a percentage, how much of your battery an application used in the foreground vs the background...
Applications seem to be getting bigger and bigger these days, but Google wants to help. During a Google I/O session today, the company talked about a new feature that can shrink the size of APKs by removing redundant resources.
Yesterday during Google I/O's keynote, Sundar spoke about the progress Google has made with AI and their TensorFlow platform. This has resulted in the company releasing new hardware, applying those new features to multiple services and even using AI to make better neural networks.
At Google I/O, the company is showing off the latest version of Android on a few Pixel phones. Someone was able to grab a photo of one that showed a search bar tucked right under the dock icons on the home screen.
At Google I/O today, we learned that Google would officially be working with OEMs to make a standalone VR headset. They're able to do this, and track movements, thanks to a collection of sensors and technology they're calling WorldSense.
ASUS revealed the Zenfone AR a while back, but it's been a while since we heard anything about the device. Today at Google I/O though, it was revealed that ASUS will begin selling it sometime this summer.