A recent post detailed what went on at Apple’s WWDC 2015, so in the interest of balance here’s the main news from Google’s I/O 2015, which was in San Francisco on the 28 & 29 May 2015.

Main updates at Google I/O 2015

  • Android M
  • Android Pay
  • Google Photos
  • Offline Google Maps
  • Google Cardboard will work with iOS devices
  • Jump VR videos
  • Android Wear improvements
  • Project Brillo – OS for IoT – worked with Nest to create it

Android M

Focused on fixing bugs and adding app permissions
Energy management improvements including USB-C support
New feature Now on Tap

Availability – Nexus 5, 6, 9 and Nexus Player in Q3 2015 – developer preview available now

Android Pay

Was detailed further in the keynote
Will work at 700,000 stores
Supports fingerprint payments – Google working to standardise payments across Android devices

Availability – on Android M, L and KitKat devices

My intro to Android Pay

Google Photos

Spun-off from Google+
Free, unlimited storage
Organise, find, share photos

Availability – on Android, iOS and web

Further Info