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Watch the Google I/O 2015 Highlights

The Moscone Center West was filled last May 28 to 29 as hundreds of Google developers joined together for the I/O 2015 conference. Google I/O is an annual event for all creative coders  and Google developers who are building apps and who want to be equipped more when it comes to design and development. At the Google I/O 2015, the latest in mobile and technology were explored and presented to give a glimpse of what's next from the tech giant.

Android Community Weekly Digest: Google I/O 2015 Edition

This year's Google I/O has come and gone, and, as expected, it was a whirlwind of announcements, revelations, sessions, and workshops, all spread out in two days that feels somewhat too short. That said, this year's menagerie was relatively more subdued than the previous years, not because it was less exciting, but because it painted a more well-rounded and stabilizing vision and product line for Google For this week's special Google I/O edition, we look back at the highlights of Google's developer's conference, particularly on those that touch on our favorite mobile platform.

Google shows of Project Jacquard at developer conference

We somehow knew what to expect at the I/O 2015 but Google still blew our minds with the Project Jacquard. The ATAP team showed off a new fabric technology that can track touch. The aim of the Project Jacquard is to produce a conductive fabric that can sense, control, and react to touch. Conductive threads are nothing new but Google plans to go further with the Project Jacquard by doing a more extensive research and development plus partnership with names that matter in the fashion industry.

Project Soli applies radar tech to interfacing with wearables

Here’s the problem – devices are getting smaller and smaller that it’s getting more difficult by the generation to design ways of interacting or interfacing with them that are natural and logical, not to mention simple enough to create. Here is where Project Soli comes in, another one of the cool things coming out of this year’s Google I/O. Project Soli integrates radar technology with the motive of easier interaction with small wearable devices.

Google supercharges your microSD with Project Vault

Another cool and interesting revelation out of Google I/O is Project Vault. Nobody gives much attention to microSD technology these days, and if ever it’s only when you announce something with bigger capacity, higher data transfer speeds and all that. But what if you turn your mircroSD into a micro-computer system with data security in mind? This is exactly what Google ATAP is cooking up for us.

Google working with Qualcomm for Project Tango

So here’s the news coming out of Google I/O – there are two Project Tango devices now. Both devices are still “developer units”, but it’s good to know that this is not a stagnant project for the mothership. The first device is the Project Tango tablet, which we have talked about at length. The second device is a Project Tango smartphone, which contains and uses Qualcomm processors to run the show.

Functioning Project Ara shown off at Google I/O 2015

The Project Ara is real. Before you think that the concept won't see the light of the day. Google finally showed off the modular phone at the Google I/O 2015 conference. The tech giant may have given focus on projects Soli and Jacquard but the appeareance of the before the show ended was memorable. It was good to see the Project Ara in the flesh, already functional and the swappable modules being demonstrated.

Chromecast to add queuing, autoplay, multi-screen options

While Google's Chromecast has turned our TVs and mobile devices into interlocking home entertainment systems, there are still some features that have been on a lot of users' wishlist. Well some of them may have just come true as Google announced at the I/O conference new features for the casting device that developers can integrate into their apps and products. Users of the Chromecast as well as the Nexus Player and NVIDIA Shield and those who love binge watching shows and playing multiplayer games will benefit from these new features.

Google Expeditions announced, brings classes to a virtual field trip with Cardboard

The Google Glass Project may be over but Google still has the Cardboard program. A couple of days ago we mentioned that Google is finally getting serious with virtual reality during the I/O 2015 and here it is. Google is bringing the Cardboard into classrooms by introducing the new Google Expeditions pack. It’s a special kit for teachers and educators that contains everything they need to bring their class on a field trip—at least in virtual reality. This brings virtual reality experience to the students and teachers who don’t have the means to go on a real field trip in a far away place.
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