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7 things to expect from Google I/O - the company's biggest event of the year

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Nita Mims
May 18, 2016 17:33
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Naturally Android, Google s mobile operating system, will feature heavily during I/O, with the first in-depth look at 2016′s update to the software expected.

Given that Android was overhauled in the not too distant past, we re not expecting wholesale changes, but a bundle of Android news is still definite.

Project Tango is one of Google s moonshot ideas and is essentially a piece of technology that allows smartphones to understand and map the world around them as they move through it using 3D motion sensors and depth perception.

So in short, the ability to build a digital image of a room just by you walking around it with the device.

It s only available to developers currently, but there have been suggestions that Tango could help the virtual reality apps using those sensors and its artificial intelligence.

Glass was officially withdrawn from sale by Google last year, but since then has been taken back to the drawing board and re-designed ahead of a potential relaunch.

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