Google I / O is a big event not only for the world of mobile technologies, but for all Internet users in general. This is a conference for developers from the search giant Google, held annually in the homeland of the company - in the United States. Every year, a two-day event attracts more and more people around the world.
This year, the I / O conference will be held in San Francisco, California, from May 28 to 29 - very soon. A lot of rumors are floating on the Internet about the future of the company presented at the conference, so I decided to combine them for you in the form of this article. Let me remind you that these are just rumors and predictions not confirmed by the company itself. So let's go.
Android Macadamia is the estimated code name for the next version of the OS.
Android is the mobile OS from the search giant known everywhere and loved by millions of fans around the world. It is quite obvious that at the conference many hours will be devoted to discussing the development of the operating system. Most likely, the update will not carry such a large character as Lollipop and will grind existing sharp corners and irregularities of the OS. I’ll tell you about all known “polishing” right now.
Improving RAM and battery performance . I remember those times when Android called a voracious system with respect to both RAM and battery. Now the situation is not so bad, especially with a lack of RAM, but there are things that need improvement. Most likely we will see new algorithms for working RAM and optimizing the system for battery operation, and the changes will affect not only the system itself, but also Google services in the form of a major update. Whether it is so or not, we will find out very soon.
Android for Work and Android for Education . These are specially modified versions of the OS for work and education. Judging by the leaks, we will see the development of these two segments for greater coverage of the OS. I think the guys from Mountain View are preparing something really interesting, but this is a matter of time.
Android Pay . This is a special Android operating system API, first shown at WWC 2015 in Barcelona. I hasten to remind you that this is not a competitive platform for the acclaimed Apple Pay and Samsung Pay, but only a tool for a developer, for example, a payment system. Perhaps soon we will pay for purchases through our smartphone using NFC.
Support for biometric scanners . The time has come when technology such as scanning the retina, fingerprints and other parts of the body comes into fashion. Now Android will natively work with the above scanners and use them not only to protect the device, but also, for example, to confirm payment through the aforementioned Android Pay API. Also, perhaps as an example, we will see the new Nexus with such a scanner.
Voice Access This is a new feature from Google, which came to us again from leaks. Presumably, this feature will significantly enhance the functionality of Google Now, in favor of controlling a smartphone or smartpad without using hands. I think I'm not the only one waiting for this functionality.
Multi-window . This feature has long been present in many firmware from electronics manufacturers, for example, Samsung's TouchWiz. Now, most likely, the function will find its place in the stock Android, which I will be very happy with - Android has long lacked at least a simple multi-window.
There are already so many rumors on the new Google flags on the World Wide Web that their appearance is highly likely. As you know, the Nexus line is a branded line of smartphones, tablets and even set-top boxes from the search giant with juicy features, and, more recently, the corresponding price tags. So what do we know about new devices?
This year, manufacturers from China and the South Korean LG will become manufacturers, having already presented two successful flagships to the lineup. It is known that LG's Nexus will be a continuation of the popular Nexus 5 with updated features: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 with six processor cores and a 5.2-inch screen. Huawei’s brand new Nexus is likely to get a slightly larger 5.5-inch screen and Qualcomm Snapdragon 810. As you can see, the specifications are not the worst, but, therefore, not the most affordable, but we hope for the indulgence of the search giant in terms of price.
I think that every visitor of Treshbox knows this design language, given the love of many of our authors to resort to designing topics using this development of Google, however, I remind you that Material Design is a design language from the Good Corporation that is common for all company products and combines simplicity and visual enjoyment from all the delights of the project.
This year the project will celebrate a year - a good occasion to summarize the work and develop existing results. A lot of meetings and speeches regarding design will be given on Google I / O, so we can expect an update of existing developments for the design of all products of the company ... and not only.
Google X is a mysterious division of the company that produces advanced projects of the company. It was from under pen X came the famous Google Glass and unmanned cars. You should always expect surprises from this unit, and one of them is Project Moon. No, this is not another space project, it is something more down to earth. This project is to help underdeveloped countries in developing Internet access. Airships carrying Wi-Fi access points will fly around the backward world. There is a whole presentation about this project, although I am sure that this is not the only project from the Google X team.
I’m sure that I described only a small part of everything that will be shown to us on Google I / O, but this is enough to understand that the event is worth your attention. If you have any unique rumors and details, then please share them with us in the comments.
Many geeks around the world are already counting the hours until the opening of the conference, let's join them! I wish our readers vivid impressions of the event and a new experience from new products, and see you soon!