In case you haven’t been paying attention this week, it would appear that Google had been having a big developers conference this week known as Google I/O. There was a lot of announcements going down, and this is just a few of them.
For example, there was a preview of the Android N, the latest version of the operating system. This currently does not have a name of a sweet treat as yet, but it will have a Vulkan graphics processing engine for some better performance. Also announced was Android Wear 2.0.
Then there is the new Google Cardboard, aka the next generation Android based VR program with Daydream. it uses a heavy-duty phone that uses a VR mode for optimizing content.
Also unveiled is Allo, which is kind of a combination of Facebook Messenger and Snapchat. Then there is also the Google Duo, video chat, kind of like Apple’s Facetime.
So, yeah, there is a lot, and there is going to be a lot more. I’m sure there will be more about it soon.
If you aren’t familiar with how Google works, they have a big developers conference simply called I/O. Sometimes they roll out big things like a new version of Android, or some other big new Android phone. This time last week, it was cardboard.
I have no idea if anyone intends to mass-produce this very cheap holder, but they were given out by Google at I/O. Yeah, it is a very inexpensive way of showing how a simple Android phone can be used like a VR device such as the Occulus Rift. I have heard from my Source that Dodocase is making pre-made kits for about $20.
This carboard thing reminds me of an ad I saw in Time Magazine for a car that was a paper fold-up View-master. I really like how this is done, and I am guessing that I will see more items like this for mobile devices. Maybe Apple will have something at their shindig when they unveil the newest iPhone.
Every year, Google hosts its big I/O conference. Last year, it served as a stage to introduce Jelly Bean and that elusive Nexus Q. This year, there are also some interesting things on display, and here are the bullet points:
• Conversational Search: Apparently, Google is working on some method of searching that could make the verbal search engine Siri look very, very bad. If you thought that the iPhone could put Siri as a great feature, think again.
• New Photo tech: Apparently, Google + wants to put out some photo-enhancing features which will touch-up, fix red eyes, and it may just do this automatically. Not only that, Google+ will up the maximum amount of storage on their social network from 5 GB to 15 GB. Part of it is a tie in with the famous Flickr.
• WebP: What is WebP? Imagine a new file type to deliver lossless images from JPGs or GIFs, at 26 percent smaller sizes. Animations are also possible and it is optimized for Chrome. Now imagine that Google has this tech.
• For Education: Google is working on a new platform for buying applications, textbooks, and even videos for schools. Just imagine Google being your go-to guy when it comes to education.
• Google Wallet: Not only will this program have your address, credit card, and billing zip code, but it could all be available automatically logged on your smartphone.
• Google Play Music All Access: This new paid music subscription service that can be linked and integrated to your Google account. It is good for listening to full tracks, storing tracks, or playing Internet radio. Should iTunes be scared?
• Hangouts: This I discovered while I was on Google Play today, and can do texts, photos, and albums between one person and groups. This is one unified chat.
So, with all this, does Google plan on taking control of the world? Or does it already have it?