10 Developments At Google I/O 2015: Android M, Brillo, Weave, Google Photos, Jump, Now On Tap

29/05/2015 4:47 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Google's annual developer conference Thursday was packed with a number of key product announcements and new features. Google execs outlined the tech giant's foray into the payments space, virtual reality, a new platform for Internet of Things devices, offline capabilities on Chrome and Maps and more.

The big announcement at the event was Google Photos offering unlimited backup of photos and videos, while the next release of Android will support faster charging standards, and improve battery life. Here's a quick recap of the biggest developments from yesterday's event.

  • Android: 1 Billion Active Users
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    Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Apps, announces that Android now hosts 1 billion active users. Each dot in the visualisation behind him represents an active phone. Google launched the developer preview of Android M, which brings improved app permissions, fingerprint API, mobile payments. Android M is expected to release later this year.
  • Google Photos: Unlimited storage for photos and videos*
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    Google Photos director Anil Sabharwal announced that the service now lets you store an unlimited number of 16 megapixel photos and 1080p resolution videos.
  • Android Auto: 35 Car Brands
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    Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Apps announces that there are 35 car brands participating in Android Auto, which brings apps and services to your car's dashboard.
  • Google Jump
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    Google vice president of product management Clay Bavor announced 'Jump', an ecosystem for creating and sharing virtual reality footage, detailing plans on an open schematic for a camera rig, software, and a YouTube-based player. The Jump rig consists of a circular array of 16 camera modules.
  • Android Wear
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    David Singleton, director at Android Wear announced that there are 4000 apps for the watch ecosystem. Cool new feature: draw an emoji on the watch face to send an emoji on messenger.
  • Brillo - Google's Internet Of Things Platform
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    Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Apps, unveils Brillo, a platform for Internet of Things devices.
  • Google Weave
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    Weave is an open API framework that aims to standardize communications between IoT device manufacturers.
  • Google Now on Tap
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    Aparna Chennapragada, director at Google Now announces Google Now on Tap, which suggests possible actions based on context. Users can get assistance on possible actions by hitting the home button when browsing an app or website.
  • Android Auto Demo
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    A Google employee gives a demonstration of Android Auto in an Audi during Google I/O 2015 in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
  • Google Androids Next Tricks
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    A man looks at Google Cardboard during Google I/O 2015 in San Francisco, Thursday, May 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
  • Android Pay
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    A Google employee gives a demonstration of Android Pay on a phone at Google I/O 2015 in San Francisco, Thursday, May 28, 2015. Google's next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices as the Internet company duels with Apple in the quest to make their technology indispensable.
  • GoPro Jump
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    A GoPro camera rig designed for Google Jump is shown during the Google I/O 2015 keynote presentation in San Francisco, Thursday, May 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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