Yesterday Google I/O poured announcements on us the way I pour syrup on a steaming stack of flapjacks: Android M will optimize the platform while adding a number of new services; Google Cardboard will make VR more accessible — even for iPhone owners; and Android Pay will try to do what Google Wallet couldn't, get people to pay for toilet paper and taxi rides with their smartphones. Plus, Google announced Now on Tap, a search system that our own Dieter Bohn describes as "fast, accurate, creepy, and great."
Did I mention the best news? That the director of the greatest action film franchise premiered his new short? Because he did. Okay, maybe Google Photo was better news. So much happened, that it might just be easier to read this recap of the 12 most important announcements.
What's happening today? Expect to learn more about the work of Google's Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP). The team has been cracking on Project Ara, wearables, and that Justin Lin short presented in "full 360 with 3D soundsphere" — their words, not mine. Also expect to hear new details on Project Tango, Google's mobile 3D tracking and perception platform.
How to watch
Starting time: San Francisco: 9:00AM / New York: 12:00PM / London: 5:30PM / Berlin 6:00PM / Moscow: 7:00PM / Beijing: 12:00AM (May 30th) / Tokyo: 1:00AM (May 30th) / Sydney 2:00AM (May 30th).
Live blog: Tune in to The Verge live blog or up-to-the-second updates, commentary, and pictures directly from the venue.
Keynote live streaming: Google's live stream is available via the company's own website.
Sessions live streaming: You can also watch sessions throughout the two-day event right here. Here are a couple sessions we recommend, both listed in PST. 11AM - 12PM: Designing for Virtual Reality. 3PM - 4PM: Democratizing Education.
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