Google I/O conference: Why you should be interested

Tech giant Google are set to hold their next Developer conference in a few days from now. Usually, these conferences revolve around the Android architecture, VR devices, the Google Glass and other technologies, and we suspect the upcoming conference will not be any different from the usual.

However, a lot of new updates to be unveiled at the conference should be of great interest for mobile phone users in the street.


Android M

Google's next iteration of the popular Android operating system will probably be known as the Android M, and as per industry experts, will not feature major design changes. However, the upcoming develop conference will shed light on new updates and changes in notifications in the new OS which should be helpful for users who expect more from the existing Lollipop OS.

We should also expect to come across updates on battery performance, Smart Lock and the health dashboard app from Google.


VR updates

The Google Cardboard VR platform still needs to cover a lot of distance to match up with the HoloLens or the Oculus Rift, and the upcoming developer conference should help move it forward a bit. We may also see the revamped Google Glass making an appearance.


Smart Home

Google have included a new session in the developer conference named "Working with Nest to build a thoughtful home together." This conference seems to be aimed at making the concept of Internet of Things a reality sooner than later. Along with Nest, a smart thermostat and smoke alarm company, Google may invest more on developing smart home products like automation systems and wearables.


Android Wear

Google has been running several new software and Android features which revolve around smart wearables running on Android Wear OS. The developer conference will hold sessions on both Google Fit (health dashboard app) and Smart Lock features which are heavily dependent on wearables.

This could mean that the next wearable from Google should feature exhaustive data on health and fitness as well as be able to unlock smartphones and tablets using the Lollipop platform.


With a series of latest updates set to be officially launched at the Google I/O conference on the 28th, we have more than a few reasons to sit up and take notice.    

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