I/O Posts on XDA

A Summary of Google’s 101 Announcements at I/O 2017

The most anticipated event of the year for Android developers and Google fans is officially over. During the I/O 2017, Google announced many new features and improvements that should make their projects even better. Emily Wood, Google's Manager of Global Communication and Public Affairs, published a blog post with all 101 announcements that took place in...

Google Can Help You Find Your Next Job With New Search Features

Google has announced at I/O today a series of new features coming to Search, under the name Google for Jobs. These features aim to make searching for jobs or new employees as easy as possible, by pulling listings from services including LinkedIn, Facebook, CareerBuilder, Monster, Glassdoor, and other sites. Pichai explained “We realized the first step for...

Android Things Developer Preview 4 Released, New Hardware and Full Google Assistant SDK Added

Yesterday marked the release of Android Things Developer Preview 4, inching ever closer to the official release of Google’s low-power OS made for IoT devices. Details were posted in a blog entry on the Android-developers website.What’s New Earlier this month Google announced a partnership with AIY by releasing a co-produced build-your-own Google Home kit. Built on...

XDA Forum Member Opinions on I/O and Android M

Google’s I/O event this year brought many announcements that affected us as developers. To better understand just how our community felt about the new products and services, we reached out to some of you in the forums. We received many great responses; here are just a few of the things you felt were important.  jackfacespoon “There's going to...

Google I/O 2015 Recap – XDA TV

Google I/o 2015 has come and gone. The biggest celebration of Google by Google has wrapped up. They announced a bunch of exciting information, and to our delight, there were a lot of Android announcements. Additionally, there was a lot of information about other exciting and mobile related Google goodness. Here at xda-developers we have written...

Google No Longer Sending Calendar SMS Notifications

In a not entirely surprising move, Google announced that it's putting an end to SMS notifications for Google calendar as of June 27th. They stated earlier, "SMS notifications for Google Calendar launched before smartphones were available. Now in a world with smartphones and notifications, you can get richer, more reliable experience on your mobile device, even offline".Google...

I/O Summary: Google Photos App

At I/O 2015, Google tackled the information problem in mobile once more, this time through pictures: “how incredible is it that we all have a camera in our pockets at any moment? (...) These moments tell your story (...)[but] taking more pictures and videos makes it harder to relieve memories due to the sheer volume”. This...

I/O Summary: Development, Play Store, The Next Billion

VP of Engineering Jen Fitzpatrick began talking about what Google is doing to help “the next billion” come online. More and more people are getting their first smartphone, and for many people this first phone will be their first computer. The majority of the next billion will be Android users and they “want to remove the...

I/O Summary: Google Now on Tap

Google is all about organizing the world’s information to make it universally useful, and these developments allow us to understand things better. Their latest advancements come from their “deep neural networks”, of which the first layer can understand things like shadows and depth, the second layer can understand features such as legs, and the top...

I/O Summary: Android Pay

Android M has also been confirmed to bring with it Android Pay, an NFC based contactless payments system.  You will be able to add existing debit or credit cards with this new mobile payment solution, which at the moment supports American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa and then tap your phone to compatible systems in...

I/O Summary: App Permissions

Rumors regarding the new app permissions system have been floating about the internet for weeks now.  We have finally managed to get an idea of how the new system is expected to behave.Android M brings the ability to customize and control behavior of phones, this has always been a big part of Android. So Google...