Google’s I/O 2015 will be an exciting San Franscisco venue for the latest quirks and perks the company is planning to release.
Although little is known so far about what news will feature, there are a few rumors that shed some light on what to expect.
Firstly, there’s a new hype around the smartwatch market and Google is planning to join it. The cross-platform style of Google will be brought to smartwatches and it looks like Android Wear may initially feature on iOS, the compatibility offering the vested multi-platform users the chance to use their Android Wear in connection with an iPhone or iPad.
We take that and raise with more enhanced voice command interaction with applications. For the time being Google Now has become a hallmark of the company. Users use Google Now for anything from real-time directions to event information and weather or traffic alerts.
While the “Ok Google, open app” command has become integrated on some Android apps, we expect that Google will integrate it even further, making it compatible with all Android systems that are not Nexus related. Good news for users of HTC, Samsung, LG or Sony.
Some more news is that Google Wallet makes way for Android Pay. The service will be making use of Near Field Communication, already integrated on Android devices and will be a competitor to Apple Pay or Samsung Pay. Provided that Google can go even lower than Samsung Pay that currently features the most inexpensive financial requirements for users’ transactions, Android Pay could go a long way.
One of the most exciting news is that of integrating fingerprint scanning to all devices. Forget the pesky task of remembering all those passwords and codes, the fingerprint scanner is here to help us. Following in the steps of Apple that boasts native iOS fingerprint scanner support, Android is also making the next move.
Google is reported to have gained FastIDentity Online certification for login service. This implies that password authentication’s days are gone and the future will employ fingerprint ID for both website and apps access.
These are just some of the rumors that are floating around while waiting for the I/O 2015. The update for Android is also widely expected.
Android M, as it will be called is set to be officially announced in June, ready for the developers’ preview in July and on the new Nexus release in October or November.
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