Jason Titus discussed the development lifecycle of apps with Google, including news that developers can now have their own homepage on the Google Play Store
Android Studio 1.3 was announced with faster build speeds and a new memory profiler.
There will also be full developer support and debugging support for C and C++.
Cloud Test Lab is also a new announcement, which will automatically run tests on behalf of app developers for the 20 most-used devices. Cloud Test Lab will then send a report back to the developer with crash reports and other information. This will be available soon.
Google, Chrome, Youtube and Maps are being simplified and made to work offline in developing countries
Google Maps has undergone a major improvement to help developing countries as you can now get directions and information about a location while offline. This will save users valuable data and will also help them when in an area without signal.
Also, people and businesses who weren’t previously on Google Maps can be manually placed on the app so remote businesses can be found.
Youtube has also now been optimised for developing areas, saving videos so you can watch them up to 48 hours later, even when offline.
Anil Sabharwal has announced Google Photos, with unlimited storage and easy sharing.
The Director of Photos has introduced Google Photos, where you can store unlimited amounts of photos and videos as well as navigate easily around your saved photos.
Google Photos automatically backs up photos and sync with Google Drive. No matter what device a photo was taken on, if it is linked to your Google account in some way, Google Photos will back it up and merge with photos taken on other devices, so you no longer have to search through tons of mobile photos before remembering you took a particular snap on your digital camera.
A simple pinch can push right out from photos taken per day right out to photos taken per year. Google Photos will then allow you to scroll back, for example, to 2005 and then zoom back in to 12 August so you can whizz through photos really quickly.
Aparna Chennapragada discusses the progress of Google Now at Google I/O 2015.
The next generation of Google Now has debuted at Google I/O, showing itself to be faster, more intuitive and more useful.
Aparna Chennapragada, Google’s Director of Product, has announced Now On Tap, a program that understands even obscure search queries, and showed how it worked at Google I/O
When asked ‘What is his real name’ when listening to Skrillex, Google Now understood the context of the search and used its Knowledge Graph about Skrillex to come up with the answer it assumed the user wanted.
Nest was just the beginning, as Google annouce Project Brillo and Weave to build an Android Internet of Things
Project Brillo has been officially announced as the operating system that will underpin the smart home of the future, as developed by Google and Nest.
The system is based on a stripped down version of Android with minimal system requirements so it still has the developer potential of Android but will not burden devices.
It was announced alongside Weave, the language that will be used to link connected devices within a smart system. This will be a cross-platform project, allowing your smart phone to connect straight to your smart oven, for example, and it should be available by Q4 of 2015.
Six features of the next-generation of Android M were debuted on stage at Google I/O and Nexus owners can test them right now
Google Vice President of Products has kicked off the annual Google conference in San Francisco by officially announcing Android M, which is to allow tailored app permissions, fast charging, improved intra-app links and Android Pay.
He then introduced Dave Burke to talk through six features of the new platforms.