Here’s an audio tour of Google I/O
Fresh out of my export folder is a brand new episode of The Vergecast. This week, because of the business that is Google I/O, we recorded our episode Friday morning. This resulted in Nilay’s attempt to bring a morning show vibe to episode 257, despite Dieter, Adi, Natt, and Paul’s (and my) disapproval of sound effects. There was a lot to discuss thanks to Google’s developer conference, so here it is! Enjoy!
06:43 – Google is finally replacing its bad emoji blobs in Android O
13:59 – Google Assistant is on the iPhone now
24:41 – Google wants the Assistant to be everywhere — but first it needs to conquer the iPhone
31:46 – Android O beta launches
37:40 – Google is adding Kotlin as an official programming language for Android development
45:37 – Google AR / VR
1:01:25 – Ford update brings Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to its 2016 fleet
1:06:50 – New Surface Pro leak confirms Microsoft’s hatred for USB-C
1:07:28 – AMD is bringing its new Ryzen processors to laptops later this year
1:08:15 – FCC votes to begin overturning net neutrality
If you enjoyed this podcast, there’s more you can listen to! There’s Ctrl-Walt-Delete with Walt Mossberg and Nilay Patel, which dives deep into tech. We have Verge Extras, which experiments with audio and podcasting in new and interesting ways. You might also want to check out Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, and Too Embarrassed to Ask hosted by Lauren Goode! You can find them all in iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, and anywhere you get your podcasts nowadays.