Woohoo! Google I/O is just the best. We just got a view of Google’s plans for the your future. Here’s all the most interesting stuff you might have missed.

Android M Is Here, and So Is Google’s Smartphone Future

The future of Android is here. Android M (I’m still hoping for Muffin) is the software that will power Android smartphones starting this fall. Aesthetically, everything looks familiar, but there’s a lot buried under that Material Design exterior. Let’s take a look. [More]

Hands On With Google Now on Tap: Contextual Awesomeness

One of the most exciting features in the (distant future) release of Android M is the upgraded version of Google Now. It’s built to understand context better than before. I just got a quick look at it on a Googler’s Nexus 5, and while this was obviously a demo, I’m cautiously optimistic about it. [More]

Google Now Just Became the Most Compelling Reason to Use Android

In the early years (like 5 years ago tbh), iPhone and Android were at odds. Closed vs. open; Design vs. customization. Now, those lines are more blurred than ever. But Android has always had one absolute ace, and Google I/O 2015 just proved it: Google Now. [More]

Google Photos Hands-On: So Good, I’m Creeped Out

I have taken 1235 photos and videos with my phone since May 28th, 2014, most of which I will never look at. Even if there are good photos, I’ll probably miss them. It’s just too much shit to crunch with my puny human brain. Can the new Google Photos help? [More]

Google’s New Cardboard Hands-On: A Little Bigger, A Little Better

Google Cardboard is still made of cardboard. Sorry about that. But the crazy cheap virtual reality viewer does have a new version that’s bigger and better than ever. [More]

Android Pay vs. Google Wallet: What’s the Difference?

This week, Google announced Android Pay—a way to pay from your phone. No need for credit cards; just tap your handset against any supported card terminal. Sounds great—but also kind of familiar. Didn’t Google Wallet already do that? I just tried Android Pay, and here’s the deal. [More]

The New Moonshots: These Are The Most Futuristic Ideas From Google I/O

The most futuristic projects at Google come out of their advanced technologies and projects group, or ATAP. And today at Google I/O, the ATAP team unveiled their vision of tomorrow, where your body, behavior and clothing will be the new interfaces that control your gadgets — and keep them secure, too. [More]

Google’s Brillo and Weave Hope to Make Your Smart Home Actually Smart

Google just announced that a hyper-efficient operating system for the internet of things: Brillo. Developed with the engineers from Nest, the new Android-based OS is designed to be very streamlined, so that any connected object can communicate with another. The common standard that makes it all possible is called Weave. [More]