Yesterday, Google hosted the 2015 I/O Keynote. Every year, Google uses the platform to shine the spotlight on new technology and up-and-coming product developments, and to give in-depth detail about what these changes mean for developers.
The company focused mostly on optimizing Android with a plethora of new features including updates designed to enhance the user experience for moving between apps and the web, a new photo app that will allows users to organize and backup pictures for free, as well as several new improvements to Android Wear that make it easier to interpret information from watch faces at a glance. Other marquee features include better battery life, the introduction of USB-C, offline maps, and a mind blowing new program called Now on Tap.
Other notable announcements include a new version of Cardboard – Google’s DIY solution to VR, and two new projects focused on the internet of things. Brillo is an Android-based operating system for IoT devices; Weave is a communication tool for IoT devices. Both Brillo and Weave can be used in unison, or independently from one another, and will be available for developers in late 2015.
For pictures and a more in-depth recap of the event, visit this article from TechCrunch: