Google I/O 2018 May 16

Google’s official I/O 2018 Highlights reel also demos VR180 video

The week before I/O, Google launched the first point-and-shoot camera to support its VR180 format that captures a more realistic sense of depth than traditional 360 video. Now, an official highlight reel for the 2018 developer conference shows off the new format’s advantages.

Google I/O 2018 May 14

In the days since I/O 2018, critique has primarily been lobbied against Google Duplex. There are problems with the feature, but to me — at least — it’s clear that the company thought about some of the societal impacts associated with a nearly indistinguishable human voice out in the world.

However, I think another feature Google announced deserves a similar level of criticism due to its broad impact. Enter John Legend.

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Google I/O 2018 May 11

Updates are easily the biggest problem facing the Android ecosystem, and Google is working hard to fix that. Project Treble has proven that it’s capable of making updates easier, and now Google is stepping up requirements for OEMs when it comes to security patches.

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Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

Google I/O 2018 May 10

Android apps on Chrome OS have taken off within in the last year. At I/O 2018, Google recapped and announced features coming to the operating system that benefit Android developers and end users alike, including Gboard and app shortcuts this year, as well as more features with Android P.

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Google I/O 2018 May 9

Just like every I/O, Google kicked off this year’s developer conference with a keynote address that lasted multiple hours. If you missed it or just don’t have time to watch the entire thing, the Google Developers YouTube channel has trimmed the whole keynote down to a 10-minute video. Watch it below.

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Google officially unveiled Material Themes at I/O 2018 after weeks of various Android and web apps slowly revealing new aspects. During the keynotes, first-party apps, like Photos, showed off the new design and now Google is revealing “partner studies” that explore how others could adopt it.

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