Tag Archive: 2017


Google I/O 2017: Developers share their highlights

Google I/O is a developers conference, after all, so we asked developers to tell us about what excited them this year.

What would Google I/O be without the mass number of developers congregating together in honor of one of the world’s biggest mobile operating systems? Well, it wouldn’t be much. After all, this is a developer’s conference.

I went around and asked a few Android developers what they loved most about the Google I/O keynote and the  [Read More…]

The best announcements from Google I/O 2017

There was a lot of cool stuff in Mountain View this week, but what was the coolest?

Another Google I/O is in the can, and everyone has something to say about what they saw, including the Android Central staff!

Here’s what we saw that impressed and wowed us at this year’s dev conference.

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How about that new Unified Messaging app, huh? Oh right, we still don’t have one for Android.

Alright, saltiness  [Read More…]

Video: Google I/O 2017 impressions from the AC editors

It’s been a busy couple of days in Mountain View, with big announcements from Google around Android, VR, AR, AI and other acronyms. Google I/O is a platform for developers, enthusiasts and journalist to learn about what’s next from the company, and this year’s event continued many of the trends that Google kicked off in 2016: virtual reality, with the unveiling of Daydream 2.0 and standalone headsets from HTC and Lenovo.

Google Assistant became more capable with new regional  [Read More…]

Google I/O 2017: What’s next for Google payments?

During its keynote a few days ago, Google revealed a host of new features that will be coming to the Google Assistant in the near future. Google said the Assistant will allow users to pay for stuff, but during a later talk regarding Android Pay it also revealed users will soon be allowed to send […]

Google announces 2017 Google Play Award winners

Here are Google’s picks for the best apps in the Google Play Store.

As part of the Google I/O festivities, Google held a ceremony to announce the winners of the 2nd annual Google Play Awards.

With over 85 billion downloads from the Google Play Store, it’s always nice to see Google give some praise to the most innovative and interesting apps of the past year. Google has highlighted 12 apps this year, each chosen for its outstanding  [Read More…]

What we learned about VR and AR at Google I/O 2017

Google introduced the Daydream VR during last year’s I/O and now the company announced support for the platform will be rolled out for LG’s next flagship – most likely the LG V30 – and Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. What’s more, Google announced Daydream will finally be getting its first major update dubbed Daydream […]

Google I/O 2017: Assistant and its AI is what’s next for all the things

Android O and 2 Billion users is big news, but the real story from I/O 2017 is how everything will become a vessel for Google Assistant and the artificial intelligence that powers it.

Google Assistant looks and feels like the natural successor to Google Now. In a way it is, but it’s also so much more. At Google I/O 2017 we saw that Google Assistant is it’s own platform, and one that might be bigger than anything else  [Read More…]

Google I/O 2017: In pictures

Take a photo tour with us through Google’s spectacular, outdoor developer conference.

Google I/O isn’t all developer talks and coding sessions. Well, the majority of it certainly is, but it’s also a festival speckled with things to see and photograph-worthy shrubbery.

The conference takes place at an outdoor venue in the heart of the Silicon Valley, where it’s cool in the mornings and blazing hot in the afternoon. But this year, Google moved most of what’s worth seeing inside  [Read More…]

What we learned about the Google Assistant at Google I/O 2017

One of the major topics, Google touched upon during its keynote was the Google Assistant, saying it’s taking steps to make the AI-driven helper more conversational. The Assistant’s increased potential will soon allow users to have conversations about what they are seeing. Case in point, the service will be integrated with the new Google Lens […]

Google I/O 2017: What is Android Go?

During this year’s keynote, Google didn’t say much about its Android One initiative, but that doesn’t mean it has forgotten about low-end devices. The search giant unveiled Android Go, which can be viewed as a lightweight Android version meant to be installed on affordable phones running on 1GB of RAM or lower. With Android Go, […]