Google used its opening keynote during the I/O developers conference Thursday to discuss the future of several big initiatives, including next steps for Android to its latest plans for virtual reality.The latest version of Android, dubbed Android M, will be available to developers Thursday, with a retail version expected later this year. Meanwhile, Google also unveiled a new Photos cloud service and Jump, aimed at allowing videographers to create content for VR. Here’s our live recap of the I/O keynote:2:45 p.m.: Pichai is back to discuss future projects, such as driverless cars and Project Loon, to bring Internet access to remote areas. “This is why I/O is so exciting for us,” he says. “Getting to share what we’ve done over the past year.” Pichai wraps up the keynote. Thanks for joining our live coverage!2:43 p.m.: Jump assemblers will be available this summer. Meanwhile, YouTube will support VR videos from Jump, using both services and the Cardboard VR viewer.2:40 p.m.: An Assembler takes all these video feeds and combines them together into one VR-ready video. Computer algorithms will align feeds so they appear seamless. Several rigs have been sent worldwide, from the company’s Mountain View, Calif., headquarters to Iceland.2:37 p.m.: Bavor… Read full this story
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