It turns out that Google's Project Ara might actually be about to turn into a real thing after Google today announced that it would be in a position to ship developer hardware to those who need it as soon as Q4 of this year, with consumer version set for release in 2017.
At it's I/O 2016 conference, Google has announced that it will be bringing Google Play Store and Android apps to the Chrome OS. It will be detailing the project to developers at a session to be held today at the conference.
Google has announced Android Wear 2.0 for smartwatches and wearables. Here are all the new features in one single place, along with a video demo showing them all in action.
Like a plethora of other companies and newly founded startups, Google is using its vast resources to dive two feet first into the world of virtual reality. The Alphabet-owned company has used the opening keynote of its I/O 2016 conference in Mountain View to introduce Daydream, a virtual reality platform that leverages the power and versatility of Android N as the underlying operating system. In its purest form, Daydream is a much more advanced successor to Cardboard, Google's budget virtual reality technology that has allowed many more people to get involved in the world of virtual reality.
Google has used the opening keynote of its I/O 2016 conference to announce two new offerings. The Alphabet-owned company has introduced its own Siri/Cortana/Alexa-like personal digital assistant called Google Assistant, as well as an Amazon Echo rival called Google Home. Google CEO Sundar Pichai described the underlying technology within Google Assistant as a "conversational assistant", whereas Mario Queiroz - VP of product management at Google - claims that the Home will come equipped with "strong bass and clear highs" that should eclipse the performance of the Amazon Echo from a musical enjoyment perspective.
With the Google I/O 2016 conference to begin in a few days, the search giant has released an event-companion app for iPhone users. Here are the details.