The Droid Life Show: Episode 142 – Let’s Recap I/O 2017

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.

If you miss us live, feel free to subscribe to us by following one of the links below. We have a video embed as well and will be chatting it up over at the YouTube page for the show. You can find it here.   (more…)

Video: A Day at Google I/O 2017

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.

Enjoy!

You’ll Soon be Able to Send Someone Money With Google Assistant

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…)

Android Go is a New Experience for Low Cost Devices With 1GB RAM or Less

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…)