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Google I/, a very powerful developer convention for the world's largest cell platform is taking place on May 28th and twenty ninth in San Francisco, setting the stage for Android in 2015. Android Marshmallow has additionally launched a new standardized fingerprint recognition characteristic, changing the necessity for third-get together options. Fingerprints recognition might be used to unlock units working Android Marshmallow and above, but additionally for authorizing funds via Apple Pay. There's extra particulars on Chrome, Google Now and Google Photographs on Android Marshmallow in our Android Marshmallow roundup, so go check that out if you haven't already. Sadly there was no unveiling of Android Auto as a stand-alone OS, reasonably than a streamed interface out of your telephone however stay tuned. The latter two have been Google initiatives, designed to showcase Android Wear in its first stages.

The Google I/ 2015 app is out there in the Google Play Retailer, which you'll obtain through the hyperlink below. Even for those who're not attending I/ your self, you possibly can nonetheless get the Google I/ 2015 app and get up to speed with what can be coated, including dwell streams of key moments. Google I/ brings together the world's finest Android builders and showcases the very best of what comes subsequent for Android.

Not only did the occasion introduce Android 5.0 Lollipop and Material Design, it additionally saw the Android L preview construct dished out to the assembled devs (which then instantly made its way onto all of our Nexus 5' s as well). As anticipated, the Android Marshmallow developer preview arrived at I/, with a planned launch date for the full software in Q3, 2015. The Android Marshmallow developer preview is meant primarily to assist developers start updating their apps, and help Google in identifying any bugs, but anyone can seize the firmware and flash the preview on their Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 or Nexus Participant to get a primary have a look at the brand new OS.

This is one of the areas Google actually should have focused on at this 12 months's I/, however at this level all we've seen is a bit of a recap of latest Android Wear updates with very little new stuff to report. Google did announce some new apps launching for Wear in the coming months, together with Uber, FourSquare and City Mapper. Android Wear fotos telemóvel continues to be a really younger platform, but with the Apple Watch now out and several Android partners already growing (or open to developing) their own wearable platform to make up for Google's failure to improve Wear quick sufficient, this actually needs to be on Google's radar for 2015.