Today was Google's annual developer conference, I/O. During the near two hour long keynote, we saw many different executives and team leaders from different teams get up on stage and announce some really cool new features.
We got to see that Android M is going the same route as Android L, by offering up a developer preview. That the new permissions are contextual, and only come up when you trigger an event inside of an application, and that the permissions themselves have been trimmed and made easier to understand. We saw that Chrome is taking another step forward into becoming another aspect of Android, as opposed to a separate web browser. We got to see how Android Pay would work, and that Google finally fixed copy/paste on mobile. Sundar Pichai talked about the Internet of Things, and Aparna Chennapragada discussed the future of Google Now. Google Photos got a killer revamp, and Cardboard is literally changing the way students interact and learn in classrooms all over the world.
What we didn't see, however, was an in-depth look into Android M, or hear anything regarding Google+ or Hangouts. Regardless, Google I/O 2015 really stepped its game up, and I'm thoroughly excited to see everything slowly roll out over the next few weeks.
Below, you will find my liveblog of the event, and another post delving into these various topics to help further explain them will be up soon.