Almost here: Google I/O 2015

Posted By: Ngesa Marvin On Sunday, 3 May 2015




GDG Kimathi University is excited yet again. The moment we have been waiting for is almost here. This is going to be a major developer’s event conference for everyone who builds apps for Google software platforms. We expect a highly technical, in-depth keynote sessions focused on  web building, mobile and enterprise applications with Google, and open web technologies such as  AndroidChromeChrome OS, Google APIs, Google Web ToolkitApp Engine, and more. This  premier event will take place on 28th May 2015 and run through to 29th may at the Moscone Centre West in San Francisco.
During this event, as usual, the company will take this opportunity to launch several new products with various improvements for its products and services and maybe announce a bunch more that will come later. With Android being the most popular platform, it might take the lion’s share of attention again. Last year for instance, among many reveals, Google used the conference to showcase its latest version of Android, Android 5.0 Lollipop simply named Android L. The company also unveiled its platform for smartwatches and wearables, Android Wear, its Material Design mantra, Google Fit, Google Glass, Android Auto and Android TV among others.
In the L release, a new Battery Saver mode gives a detailed statistics on what's draining your battery thereby improving performance by making the ART engine the default. We were also introduced to Android Auto. Google took some of its best features to the car. It allowed the user to plug in their phone into their vehicles and the display provides simplified, car-friendly controls for key apps. Some killer new features for the Chromecast were also announced. This included the allowing anyone to cast content to their TV without actually having to connect to the same Wi-Fi network.
So what’s exactly is coming this time round? We are not so sure, but Chrome and the larger family (like the Chromecast) will undoubtedly play a major role.

In addition to the actual conference taking place at San Francisco, Google will hold there I/O Extended event right here, at the Dedan Kimathi University’s DeHUB. There will be live streamed sessions, local developer’s demos, presentations and many more. Everyone is invited to attend. To be part of this great event, kindly register here, it’s absolutely free.  


Follow the updates on twitter: #ioextendedNyeri15. Feel free to ask any question on that hashtag. 
By,
 +Ngesa Marvin 
(Thematic Lead, GDG Kimathi University)       
                                                        
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