For the first time, I was able to attend the Google I/O in San Francisco today. I meant, I was able to tune in and watch the live broadcast from my room. It was amazing! I’m Google’s number 1 fan girl (I wore my Google t-shirt to show my support).
Google I/O is a yearly event where Google tells us about their latest developments and what to expect in the coming year.
Over the years, there’s been incredible updates. This year was definitely not short of the record.
Due to circumstances beyond my control, I was only able to watch the first hour of the 2 and a half hour program. It was still really worth it. Here are few of my highlights from the program and developments I’ll be looking forward to.
### HBO Now is coming to an android near you!
### Android M!!
We all know about the pattern Google uses to name their OS. The latest OS is ‘Android M’. It reminds me of ‘Q’ in James Bond’s movies. Android M promises to deliver something spectacular. Loads of amazing features.
Hint hint. I like the app permission.
###Android pay and fingerprint
You can pay for your shopping by just scanning your fingerprint?
It makes me extremely happy when I see women in technology. When they are not forgotten, but actually making an impact. I was so excited when I saw the first female speaker Aparna come up to introduce ‘Now on Tap’. Apparently, there were other female speakers; she was the only one I got to listen to. Whoop! #TeamWomenInTech
###Now on Tap
Context. Answers. Action
There was an impressive demo of Aparna listening to Skrillex. And she asked google “What’s his real name?” Guess what? Google replaced “his” with “Skrillex”. Mind blown!
The operating system for the internet of things.
### Google photos
Yessss! I can’t decide which was my favorite part. Or which update I’m particularly looking forward to. Google photos is definitely top on the list. I love love love taking photos and selfies. I try to capture the moment and relive it every time I can.
Sadly, google photos was the last update I watched before duty called.
What does Android M mean for android developers?
Did you watch or attend the event? What was your favorite part? Let me know in the comment below. Or you can write a blog post and send me a link.