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The scientific experiment is about to blow!
The whale is pretty much the identical size! Nice job Google with that!
People are still taking their seats. Old classic game music theme is the countdown.
It’s pretty much a game itself rather than a countdown. What a way of entertaining the crowd.
And we have a Winner!
And the music goes on!
The arena has a pretty much realistic, live, refreshing atmosphere thanks to the the screen surrounding the place.
The music changes. And you now what’s coming next! It’s time for Google I/O 2015 Keynote…
Going through an inter galactic experience
the countdown starts
And the event is about to begin….
Well that was unexpected. The countdown stops and opens up a cartoon. What’s Google up to now?…
And the countdown resumes…
Welcome to Google I/O 2015 everyone..
Pichai, “We build products for EVERYONE”….
“Each of these products work at scale for everyone in the world.”
Over a billion uses Google products over the world
It’s going to be “Beyond Mobile”
Today they serve 400 OEMs, 500 careers…
starting off with 4 models they have evolved up to 7 leading models and many more
35 Car brands are participating in Android Auto…
Over 17 Million Chromecastes , 1.5 Billion clicks
Now we have Dave Burke on stage
Dave Bruke talks about the new Android M preview..
App permissions has improved..
It breaks down techniques into smaller components
“User can modify App permissions” says Dave Bruke…
Next up, “Web Experience”
chrome custom tabs is another new experience that has being introduced
Chrome custom tabs is a nice feature…
Custom tabs are available in Chrome Dev Channel
Android has a thing called the “intent system” that lets apps link to each other, but you get a “disambig dialog” that makes you choose which app you want to use when you click it.
One app. Multiple screens…
Next up, Android Pay…
“We made android pay an open platform so the people can use it conveniently”.- Dave Bruke
A standard API for developers of the fingerprint sensor…
the finger scan will verify the payment action
Doze. A new feature for battery saving….
Android M stays x2 times longer than lollipop with the help of Doze…
Hah. You can use your Android phone to charge something else. Like you have a lot of battery power…
Developer preview today available for Nexus 5, 6, 9, and Player
Now coming to Android Wear
Yeah. You see the time all the time… We get it Google. A watch has to have the clock
the android wear watch includes a navigation option and an option to save your grocery list
Gesture controls are here.
New apps coming. Uber, Foursquare, CityMapper
Forgot where you parked the car? Buy an android wear to locate it..
That’s it for Wear. Sundar Pichai back on stage.
Project Brilo. Which is the underlying operating system for the internet of things.
Brilo is derived from android.
“Weave” is the IoT communications layer.
Weave lets Brillo devices, phones, and the internet all talk to each other.
Android devices will auto-detect Brillo and Weave devices.
Brillo launches in Q3, and Weave in Q4.
IoT – Internet of Things
Try searching what does Kermit’s nephew look like?.. And yes. You can search for Kermit the frog in spanish
All these searches are possible because of machine learning and deep neural nets.
Aparna Chennapragada takes the stage
She’s excited about Google Now
There is a natural search engine as well as a context engine
you can re order groceries, you can order a cab as soon as you land and look for context details about the next station
Now on Tap is the latest feature introduced by google
the Now on Tap feature provides us with contextual information
Now on tap works with a variety of apps.
Looking for a menu where you cant pronounce the name? Well… now on Tap will do it for you
We take too many photos, Google says, and we can’t keep track of them all.
Scrolling. Scrolling. Scrolling till you find your picture.
So we introduce Google Photos…
Selfie time. No stick though..
Google Photos automatically backups all the photos.
Everything picture is in one place no matter what the device is.
Slide to the right, brings up the collection.
Slide to the left brings up the photo assistance
Press an image and drag it down and it selects the images.
sharing with no strings attached! the receiver doesnt need to have a certain app in order to see the photos you shared
you can back up and store unlimited high quality photos and videos for free
Google Photos available from today. Starts rolling on Android, iOS and web
Google translate app that connects millions of people is the next feature in store for us
1.2+ Billion smart phones to hit the market by next year
Taking many of google products and making them simple to be used in vast number of countries
faster and simpler application takes over less space than it use to take
Taking Youtube videos offline up to 48 hours of availability
Offline transit maps
offline maps helps you save alot of data and money
Turns by turn voice directions offline available
voice directions are available offline as well
Full editing and debugging in Android Studio 1.3
Polymer 1.0 the web app toolkit is hitting stores today.
Cloud test labs on the way
Firebird now has over 190,000 users around the world
Cloud messaging broadening to IOS
Universal App Campaign to help developers in advertising their apps
The ability to see statistics on app purchase and usage
Ellie Powers on Google play
Google is trying to be smarter about search results it groups stuff into sub categories when needed.
google play offers a family store which makes it easier for parents to find family friendly applications
Android Nano degree via Udacity
Clay on Google Cardboard
More than 1 million cardboard users in and around the world
Using VR and cardboard and making learning and field trips more exciting and fun
Collaborating with the Planetary Society and the National Museum to widen the expedition
Jump enables anyone to jump into a VR video
Opening up camera geometry and its plan for the use of every one
Using depth data to look through in between gaps and give the viewer a full on view
Jump Assembler available this summer, and Youtube will enable Jump from this summer as well
Project loom the new era
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