Thoughts on Google I/O 2015

Be together, not the same sounds like a great idea in theory. What’s it like in practice? I’ve never really used android. Options and choice are great but operating system fragmentation seems real on Android as well as a real issue. Knowing that my friends have an iPhone and are likely on the latest OS is great because I know what to expect when I want to communicate with them. I wonder if people have issues on Android with an uncommon/dissimilar experience. One of the main values of the Apple Ecosystem is our shared expectation of a common and equal experience across users and devices.

They already have TV apps! Hopefully Apple will release and TV SDK.

I like all the round watches. Will we ever see a round Watch? I hope so.

Streamlined app permissions is a great idea. Oh cool, iOS has that already, sweet! By the way, never read me with sarcasm. I never use sarcasm. Seriously. No, seriously. Seriously.

Unified web views in apps? I love that idea. Web views in iOS are pretty fragmented. Would love a unified web view experience. Wow, chrome custom tabs that’s great! Saved passwords, already signed in etc. that’s a great idea!

Unlimited free photo storage with Google photos. Free is great but we know it’s not really “free” with Google. They are selling that data somehow. I like them putting pressure on Apple though to reduce prices and increase storage capacity. I don’t mind paying for a premium safe secure service though. Apple is still really new to cloud storage.

Their use of USB Type C is pretty cool: Being able to use my phone to charge another device is pretty cool.

Fine grain volume control is pretty cool. Hopefully we get that on iOS. Would be cool to be able to quickly, easily, and independently change the volume for Alerts/Notifications, Media, and Alarms.

AndroidWear. So many choices 🙂 Always on 🙂 Watch should have an always on feature for the time.

Android Nanodegree pretty cool. Would be awesome for Apple to create something like that.

Jump is awesome. AR/VR is awesome.

All the developing country stuff is amazing. Low data transmission, offline maps, translation.

Google on Tap is cool. Siri really sucks in comparison. Hopefully Apple will figure it out.

Brillo, Google wants to connect the world and everything. It wants to be the funnel of the whole world. Weave is necessary. Great idea but I will most likely never use it. I don’t want all of my devices going through Google funnel. At least not yet. I am still a bit weirded out by their collection of data. Maybe I need to better understand what they are doing with it. I have unresolved issues with advertising. But, all of the machine learning stuff they do with the data is amazing. Its a compromise I am not always willing to make and I need to look into it more.

Inspired thoughts: Google, their use of my personal data, my use of their services, and compromise – I need to really look into this; Apple vs. Google: are they competitors, why? why can’t they get a long and collaborate more?

With Brillo, Google aims to suck up everything

With Brillo, Google aims to suck up everything