Android M, Voice Access & Nearby to be announced at Google I/O 2015

Google I/O 2015Google earlier today published the official I/O 2015 schedule and it revealed a few key details about what we can expect from the event. As these details were about unannounced products, the company quickly tweaked the schedule, but not before the details were circulating all around the web (screenshots embedded at the end of the report).

As per the original Google I/O 2015 schedule, the search giant will be talking about Android M, the next major Android version, at the event. Although we are not sure which new features will be a part of this upcoming Android version, but it is likely that the company will offer a quick preview of the updated OS, like it did with Android Lollipop at last year’s I/O conference.

In addition to Android M, the company will also be announcing two key features – Voice Access and proximity-based communication. While the proximity-based communication has been previously leaked as “Nearby,” Voice Access seems like an extension of Google’s recent support for custom voice-actions. According to Google’s schedule, Voice Access is a service that gives anyone access to their Android device though voice-alone. The specifics of Nearby are a mystery, but Google does mention that it will have something to do with how Android devices interact with other devices in the proximity.

You can check out the complete schedule here. To remind you, I/O 2015 is scheduled for May 28 and 29. Android M Voice Access Nearby

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