Google I/O 2014
In a surprising twist of events, the much hyped and much talked about Night Mode and Dark Them will most likely be shelved for now in the upcoming Android N release. During Google I/O, Dan Sandler was reported as saying that the night mode and dark theme’s performance was not up to mark and they did not meet the standards that Google has put into place for features in this release. As such, according to Dan, these features might be given a passover when the release ready version of Android N is shipped later in the year.
Earlier at Google I/O 2016, it was announced by the company that two new messaging and communication apps have been added their existing suite of communication apps. Allo is a messaging app that locks-in to your phone number while Duo remains a video calling app. These apps now join Hangouts and Messenger as Google’s offerings for telecommunication.
Tired of installing new apps on your Android devices to watch a video or for a particular functionality? To solve this problem, Google previewed Android Instant Apps that allows you to run an app without actually installing it on your device.
Rumors had been swirling for quite some time that Google was taking a big leap into virtual reality (VR), and at Google I/O they made those rumors a reality.
Google Duo is a new video calling app for iOS and Android, a companion app to Allo.
Google I/O is underway right now, and on stage the company unveiled a brand new messaging app called Allo.
In January, Google’s Sundar Pichai confirmed that Google I/O 2016, the conference that debuts Google’s next steps with Android and more, would take place in May.