Android N: Features I’d Like To See

Ever since Google announced it’s annual I/O conference would be on the 18th-20th of May, I’ve been getting excited about what we might see in the next iteration of Android; Android N. Google dropped a (super unexpected) developer preview earlier this week, and things are likely to change, but here’s what I’m hoping for. Having researched the developer preview, some of these are looking very likely.

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Are Virtual Reality Headsets Just A Gimmick? | TechTuesday

Virtual Reality (VR) is a genre in technology that I’m beginning to hear more and more of recently. VR promises to be a new and immersive form of multimedia and VR headsets are the devices we’ll supposedly strap to our faces, with a screen for each eye, to enjoy the entertainment. It’s said to be a “game changer”, but will it be?

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Will I Buy A Smartwatch? | TechTuesday

It’s not a coincidence that I’m posting this just a day after the Apple Watch event. The tech companies and press have been saying wearable devices will be hugely successful. Google’s been working hard to make & promote it’s Android Wear platform (that’s essentially Android optimised for a tiny screen) & Apple just pushed out more news on it’s Apple Watch, including the April 24th release date. So, let’s just – for one glorious moment – put aside the fact that I’m running on a student budget and say I’ve got money in the bank. Today I’m posing myself the question: Will I buy a smartwatch?

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Driverless Cars | TechTuesday

So far, we already have semi-autonomous vehicles on the market. By this, I’m referring to cruise control, automatic braking, automatic gear selection, self-parking and anti-lane drift. Even lower-end and midrange models are starting to include these features and I have no doubt that these are a leap in the right direction. So, the next step is to give the car more (and eventually all of) the control; steering, accelerating, braking and indicating. So, here are my thoughts…

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