Google I/O Review – all the neural net with a dash of VR!
This week the guys are – for once – not talking about Apple. No, they’re talking about Google’s big developer conference – Google IO.
They hit the highlights and talk about what all it might mean in the tech sector, how it might impact you, and the significance of some of the projects that Google has announced:
- Google Assistant
- Google Home
- Daydream (VR initiative)
- Android N (go vote for the new name: https://www.android.com/versions/name-n/)
- Messaging apps: Allo & Duo
- Google Instant Apps
- Awareness API
There’s more – for the first time more Chromebooks were shipped in the first quarter of 2016 than Macs. Chew on that tidbit for a while… Mostly to K-12 institutions, but still. There were 1.76 million Macs shipped in the same time frame, so that’s nothing to sneeze at!
And, not only will Chrome OS start running Android apps (a huge deal for Chromebook owners), but by the end of 2016 Chrome will try to default to HTML5 and not use Adobe’s Flash. It’s about freaking time that Flash is deprecated and put out of its misery! Soon…. soon…
What we love
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