Things you may have missed from the Google I/O keynote

Google dished out a ton of information at this afternoon’s I/O keynote. Product reveals, updates and new features, and many more. Here are a few details you may have missed in all the excitement:

  • Google Photos has over 200 Million users per month, and 2 trillion photo labels automatically applied.
  • More than 600 new Android phones launched this year alone.
  • More than 1 Billion monthly Chrome users on mobile devices.
  • 100 Android Auto enables cars and stereos, with 100 more in the coming year.

Besides the statistics, Google mentioned a lot of exciting features and tools for developers in the keynote as well:

  • Android TV recording functionality, allowing developers to enable recording of live channels on Android TV devices.
  • Android Pay APIs, for deeper integration of Android Pay into apps and the Android OS. This will make Android Pay more versatile and useful to everyday users.
  • Improvements to user credentials management, to streamline and simplify the sign in process on websites and apps for Android.
  • Instant Apps, the ability to open and use apps without installing them to your device (with limited functionality).
  • Awareness API, the implementation of the sensors on Android devices in more meaningful ways on Android, resulting in more unique uses for the sensors built into your devices.
  • Progressive Web apps, app-like mobile websites that can be loaded on even slow internet connections, and act like apps to deliver content and information, including notifications to the user without installation.
  • Accelerated mobile pages,  better mobile-optimized content for an improved and faster mobile web browsing experience on Android.

All of this, plus some powerful tools for app developers such as Android Studio 2.2 updates and Universal App Campaigns (increased awareness) are just a small part of the bigger plan for Google in the coming years, so expect to hear even more as the I/O event continues.

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