On this episode of the DL Show, we’re recapping Google I/O 2017! The event ran all of last week and we have now had a chance to digest all that was announced. From Google Home to Assistant and Android O, there was a ton of new stuff. Was it all as big as the set of announcements that came out of last year’s? Well, let’s talk about that.
Oh, we’ll also share some thoughts on the HTC U11, since that was announced last week as well and we spent a bit of time with it.
We’ll be live at 11:00AM Pacific (2:00PM Eastern) for the fun.
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Google I/O 2017 isn’t quite done, but our time at the developer festival has come to an end. Today, to really soak it all in before we head back to Portland, we took a tour of as much of it as we could, filmed a lot of it, and then attempted to put it together in highlight form.
Also, if you missed any of the big stories out of I/O this week, be sure to catch up in this full recap post.
Google’s Daydream VR platform is getting a major update this year to v2.0. It’s called Euphrates and Google says to expect a bunch of new features, like Casting of your VR session to a nearby TV. (more…)
During yesterday’s Google I/O keynote, Google shared some of the new things they are working on the Android Pay realm. They talked about the new Google Payment API that will allow developers to include easy access to payment methods attached to Google accounts. The idea there is to make buying stuff online or in apps easier than ever. But the new feature that really caught my eye involves making payments by voice and the Google Assistant. (more…)
Google announced a new move today in its never-ending goal of bringing computing devices to everyone. It’s called Android Go and it’s an experience geared toward devices with 1GB RAM or less.
The experience will be available to manufacturers looking to build lower-cost phones that still offer a decent smartphone experience, even with the lack of higher-end specs. The limit really is 1GB RAM or less, so we’re talking about the lowest tier of available phones. (more…)
With the Android O Developer Preview 2 up and running on our Pixel phones here at Google I/O, we noticed some new goodies right away that needed to be filmed. So, we bring you a first look and tour of the first Android O Beta! (more…)
If you’re busy flashing the Android O beta to your Nexus or Pixel device, you’ll soon discover a revamped emoji library on your device. To sum up the changes, RIP to the blobs. (more…)
Three new features for Google Photos were announced during today’s keynote at Google I/O: Shared Libraries, Suggested Sharing, and Photo Books. (more…)