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...
Every year at Google I/O, Google has an Experiments tent that allows attendees to experience some of the new tech that can be developed thanks to new technology from Google.
Android Central has a short recap of some of the experiments found at this year's event.
Google I/O isn't always a pain free experience, but it sounds like Google made the right changes to their event this year. Android Authority takes us through what Google I/O was like for attendees this year.
At Google I/O 2017, the company revealed new plans to help ensure that the apps on the Play Store are made with quality. Going forward, Google will flag applications which don't meet pre-determined performance standards.
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.
During the Android Fireside Chat at Google I/O, Dave Burke (VP of engineering for Android), confirmed that the Pixel and Pixel XL are the only current-generation devices to support Treble. This hopefully means that Google will support these devices for a longer period of time.
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.