Posted on Mon 23 May 2016

Notes taken during Google IO 2016

Table of Contents

  1. Google Assistant - Mario Queiroz
  2. Google Allo - Erik Kay
  3. Google Duo - Erik Kay
  4. Android N - Dave Burke
  5. Android Wear 2.0 - David Singleton
  6. Android Studio 2.2 - Stephanie Saad Cuthbertson
  7. AI/Machine Learning - Sandar

Sundar Pichai - CEO

Google Assistant - Mario Queiroz

  • Reminiscent of Clippy
  • Chromecast 3.0/Google Home: similar to amazon echo thingy?
  • Pretty small and sleek
  • Streams music from the cloud for "highest quality" :|
  • Castable too though
  • Contextual continuation
  • Conversational processing

Google Allo - Erik Kay

  • New messaging app (yay another one)
  • Whisper/Shout size based text
  • Smart reply with accurate pic regocnition
  • Google assistant functions within chat
  • Incognito mode for E2E encryption
  • Summer 2016

Google Duo - Erik Kay

  • Video companion with Allo
  • E2E encrypted
  • Based on phone number
  • Compatible with ios and android
  • KnockKnock shows what the person who's calling is doing
  • Summer 2016

Android N - Dave Burke

  • Earlier developer previews
  • Utilizes Vulcan graphics API
  • File based encryption
  • Seamless updates?!?!
  • Recent apps menu is now limited to last 7 items
    • Has a clear all button now (whoo?)
  • Double tap recents button to switch to most recent
  • MULTI WINDOW
    • Split screen and Picture in Picture
    • Picture in Picture is only for android tv
  • Quick reply notifications
  • Support for Unicode 9 (more emoji)
  • Java 8 lambdas
  • VIRTUAL REALITY "DAYDREAM" - Clay Bavor
    • "VR mode in Android N"
    • Reference design for headset and controller
    • Google play movies with "hight definition DRM support"
    • Youtube built for VR

Android Wear 2.0 - David Singleton

  • nothing…

Android Studio 2.2 - Stephanie Saad Cuthbertson

  • 10x faster instant run
  • 3x faster emulator
  • Layout designer (no nested UI?)
  • APK analyzer
  • Layout Inspector
  • IntelliJ 2016.1
  • Enhanced C++ support (CMake, Gradle)
  • Firebase Analytics
  • Android Instant Apps - Ellie Powers

AI/Machine Learning - Sandar

  • Open source TensorFlow
    • Natural Language parser
  • TPU (TensorFlow Processing Unit)
  • AlphaGO Success