The Google IO 2016 wrapped up with a ton of huge announcements nestled within it. Here are the latest highlights, announced at Google I/O 2016. Thus, far that range from the fresh version of Android N to new features for Android TV, Google Home virtual assistant to the Daydream VR ecosystem.
Android Instant Apps
The announcement of Android Instant Apps, where apps can be used on Android devices without installation. These apps will be accessible from deep links in search, messaging, social media, and other locations.
Some major announcements for Chrome OS at Google I/O 2016, including Android app support on the platform. Chrome OS will be accessible to the Google Play app and content store.
Google Assistant, Google Home
At Google I/O 2016, the search giant revealed it’s Amazon Echo-competitor – Google Home. The voice-activated speaker is managed by Google Assistant, Google ecosystem-wide expansion of its Google Now voice-based virtual assistant.
Duo and Allo
The company at Google I/O 2016 disclose two new apps for iOS and Android which will be released in the coming months. Allo is an instant messaging app which offers the Smart Reply feature, and Google Assistant-powered suggestions and cards. Duo, a video calling app, an end-to-end encrypted.
Android N name
The modern version of Android is yet unnamed, for which Google wants help to get it a name. The company has created a site where users can provide suggestions – any word initiating with ‘N’ will do.
Android N Enhancement
At Google I/O 2016, the search giant came up with – Developer Preview 3, updated developer preview of Android N and detailed its new features. The Mountain View firm also announce some upcoming features.
Daydream VR ecosystem
A Much more ambitious version of Google Cardboard, new Daydream VR platform unveiled at Google I/O, providing a reference headset and controller for OEMs while also providing a software framework.
Android Auto, Android TV, and more
At I/O 2016, Google also had announcements for fresh features in Android TV, latest functionality in Android Auto, Android Pay’s augmentation plans, as well as several statistics about Android users.