Google I/O 2016

Every year, Google hosts an annual show to inform the masses and educate developers in the latest innovations from the software giant. Everyone’s talking about what the big announcement will be, but the official agenda gives us an idea of what we can expect from the rest of the event. Here are a few topics and projects we are sure will make it to this year’s keynote.

 

Android N

It’s a given that we will hear about the latest update coming to Android. This should be no surprise since Android N has already been announced and has had multiple developer previews, but hopefully we will hear about some new and exciting features coming to the mobile OS.

 

Project Tango

This is a project that Google has been working on for a while now. If you are not familiar with it, Project Tango uses the integrated camera on mobile phones to develop a 3D environment in real time. It does this by constantly tracking the changes in the environment as the phone moves through it, using the gyroscope as a positional reference. What this all means is that Tango may end being a very useful tool in developing AR and VR apps and may play a crucial role in the next topic.

 

Android VR

Google Cardboard changed the mobile VR game when it was released a couple years ago – it made a technology known by few, accessible to all. There are plenty of rumors and leaks at this point to almost guarantee a new virtual reality platform for Android. What we don’t know is how it will work or what form it will take.

 

Chrome OS

Now here’s an interesting one: there is speculation about a Chrome OS and Android merger. This might not sound like a big deal, but it certainly would be. If Google does plan to merge the two operating systems, it would be the first of its kind. We will save our in-depth analysis of what this would mean for developers and users if it is announced.

 

 

Be sure to check back in at the end of each day during the event to hear about the latest from Google and what the Rocketeers on the scene have to say.

Published by Bottle Rocket in Google, Android, Strategy and Insights