Google I/O Articles

Google I/O celebrates milestone with new features and future plans

Google IO 2017Google I/O kicked off with a celebration, commemorating the launch and growth of their Android device, which has now reached two billion active monthly Android users. Some new announcements were made for the special occasion.

More Progress With Android Integration

The biggest announcement at Google I/O was about the progress with integration of Android as the platform for multiple devices. While not as sexy as some of the others that were talked about, it is certainly the farthest reaching.

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Google IO 2016 brings new plans to light: Assistant, Allo, Duo, Android N and Firebase

Google IO 16Today marked the annual tech event, Google IO. The company announced their plans for the coming 12 months, including Androids new Daydream virtual reality platform.

Google IO 2016 and the Dawn of Coming Tech

Hype has been building over Google’s potential releases for the next year. As expected, we got a peak at their VR platform Daybreak, as well as Google Home. We also caught a peek at Google Assistant, a conversational two-way dialogue meant to improve the usability of Google across the board.

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Google Android Pay made official during Google I/O 2015

  • 30/05/2015 at 04:30 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Google Android PayGoogle have collaborated with mobile carriers, payment networks, banks and retailers to design Android Pay. Android Pay is a way to make payments using your Android smartphone with a tap in stores or online. It’s an open platform that Google wants to keep developing to deliver more choice and flexibility to users.

To use Android Pay, it’s as simple as unlocking your smartphone and placing it near the contactless terminal in a store, giving you transaction details and payment confirmation on the screen. It will connect with any store reward cards you may use automatically, which will mean fewer cards in your wallet.

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Google announces Android M, will feature enhanced security and battery life

  • 29/05/2015 at 08:51 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Platforms

Google Android MGoogle have released information about their up coming Android M release, and the focus is on linking apps within the OS and improving battery life. Payments will be able to be made using a fingerprint with Android Pay and information will be able to be accessed easier using a new feature called Now On Tap.

Apps being able to link with each other create a new way to use a system, and allow the user to engage with apps in ways that one app couldn’t. For a user, it means being about to move seamlessly through apps without interruption, and for a developer it means possibly having different customers being able to use the app. Google have added an autoVerify attribute to apps that allows the user to be link deep into the native app. This increased interconnectivity is due to App Indexing for Google Search, which is used to index information and connect between apps to share information and data.

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Google I/O 2014 Dev Conference Highlights: Android Wear, Android Auto, Android TV and Android One

  • 25/06/2014 at 23:30 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Platforms

Google I/O 2014 HighlightsGoogle I/O 2014 Developers Conference kicked off today at the Moscone Center in downtown San Francisco. With this occasion we found out new things about Android Wear, Android Auto, the further development of Chromecast and Android TV, and a new initiative, Android One.

Integration through your entire day was the focus on today’s presentations at the Google I/O event. The company is hoping to connect your entire life, from when you wake up to when you go to bed at night, with the Android brand experience.

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