Google made quite a few announcments this morning at its annual Google I/O conference currently underway in San Francisco. Sundar Pichai delivered the keynote address that was punctuated with demos of new features and products the Mountain View-based company is rolling out.
Google has 1 billion Android users, and that user base keeps growing every month as mobile phones fly off the shelves in various parts of the world. “And there are 4,000 unique Android devices on the market, from more than 400 manufacturers and over 500 carriers,” as Google put it. Mobile is where there are opportunities for develeopers and companies and Google wants to make sure it provies a strong arsenal of tools for its developers. Google is arming its developers for the mobile revolution in this fragmented market.
By the way, was it just me or did I hear a lot of of references to what Google is doing in India?
Wired and C|Net have a great round-up of all the annoucements ranging from Android M to Android Wear, Project Brillo, Google Now, Google Photo to Virtual Reality.