Thursday and we were shown a number of interesting product announcements.Google is
so predictable, in fact I was talking to one of my friends who is a “FanDroid”
(that’s what we call “Fans of Android” just to be clear) that I would name
almost every item that will be announced in the event and I was spot on (just
missed one though – Google Cardboard, VR)
version of Android, with power optimization, new services, and changes to how
your apps interact, you’ll be getting it later this year. Here are a few
has done this years ago, this is a rip-off.
in all your apps – This is definitely something I liked.
battery life and USB-C – In an effort to save battery life, Google introduced a
new feature called Doze. Android M uses motion detection to go into deeper
sleep if inactive for longer periods of time. While dozing, devices can still
respond to high-priority messages and use alarms. USB Type-C will also be
supported on Android.
Google Photos app with free online storage – I don’t see how is this different
from G+ or from “Apple Photos”, anyways, Google already has a photo tool for
your Android phone, but Google Photos is a revamped app that
will back up an unlimited number of photos and videos for free (photos up to
16MP, video up to 1080p), organize them as a timeline.
| Offline Maps and Chrome
Android Wear – Google added
some powerful new apps to its Android Wear
smartwatch OS, including an easy option for calling Uber cars. It also
reiterated some of the ways it’s smoothed out the platform.
operating system build on the lower layers of android.Weave, Weave is a
communications system that will let smart devices talk to each other.
big jump into virtual reality Yes, VR gets its own
section now. Google put some decent effort into promoting VR during the event
and it’s definitely decent.