Google I/O 2016 was huge, so which new feature/service are you most excited about?

Google I/O 2016 was huge, so which new feature/service are you most excited about?
Two new apps, one for chat, the other for video calling. Android Now's metamorphosis into Google Assistant. A Google Home overmind for your... well, home. Android Pay in more and more parts of our lives, and more convenient than ever. The Instant Apps project set to change the way we experience apps going forward. Multitasking in Android N and picture-in-picture for Android TV. A new VR platform to rule them all. Android Wear 2.0. Is your head spinning yet?

Quite possibly. And this isn't even an extensive list of all the new features and services announced at Google I/O 2016 last week. But it's close enough, sans developer-only goodies, which are not unimportant, but usually fall outside our editorial coverage ballpark. Even without them, however, it's fair to say that I/O 2016 was a beast in terms of new stuff being unveiled and detailed.

So, without any further ado, and after we've (hopefully) given y'all enough time to process all the news, do let us know: which new feature (or service) are you most excited about?

Google I/O 2016 was huge, so which new feature are you most excited about?

Allo
12.92%
Duo
2.94%
Google Assistant
14.29%
Google Home
7.05%
Android Pay improvements
0.98%
Instant Apps
23.68%
Multitasking in Android N
21.14%
Picture-in-picture for Android N
1.96%
The Daydream VR platform
10.37%
Android Wear 2.0
4.7%

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21 Comments

1. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

None.... All of them will be forgotten in a year time

7. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

And you be forgotten in 5 min.

12. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

better to have iphone 7 with 750 screen, i can bet on that its not going to change for a while, old screens needs to recycled

14. tedkord

Posts: 17481; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Only in weak minds.

2. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

Since the advent of Android and chromecast, no other Google product or innovation have been fruition

3. Unordinary unregistered

Seriously? Everyones been calling it a flop. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

9. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Don't confuse everyone with yourself. Most tech sites have been calling it interested at the least.

13. Unordinary unregistered

Don't confuse most tech sites with yourself.

16. tedkord

Posts: 17481; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No. No, they haven't.

17. Unordinary unregistered

#denial Even /R/Android called it terrible lol

21. tedkord

Posts: 17481; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Keep selling until someone buys.

4. zex999

Posts: 92; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Duo and Allo are interesting, but it is not ideal. First it's one too many apps. They all should be bundle into hangouts or one singular app. Second, one of the appeals of iMessage and Facetime is they are already native and integrated into iOS, no need to download an extra app. Anyone with an iPhone or Ipad can just use it. Thus, potentially getting access to millions of people without sorting through different apps wondering if they have access to a particular app for free calling and messaging. Duo and Allo is not much different than the thousands of other videocalling and messaging apps like viber or whatsapp, it's just made by Google. Once simplified and integrated it can be great.

8. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Zex999 you make you sense.. You say facetime is built in iOS and you dont have to sort out all apps to reach ppl. Well all your friend only use iphone? I know about half my friend use iphone other half android.. so in the end still have to sort out wich app to use right? cant use facetime on android. So i recommend to use apps available on all platform like skype ect those are much better if you dont want to sort out wich app to use or not. So in the end Facetime and imessage are just an app working on iphone only ( 20% of worldwide smartphone ) and what you said is simply wrong sorry.

10. zex999

Posts: 92; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

I understand what you are saying, but from my experience it is a lot harder in practice. I use Android, but most of my family members switched to iPhone so they can Facetime with grandparents and grandkids, and such. And for many older folks I know in my family did so for that vary reason. And you know Apple isn't going to be releasing their stuff multiplatform anytime soon. Google releases multiplatform. If they integrated Duo into Android then every Android user would be connected automatically, plus IOS users should be able to download the app just as they can do with hangouts.

5. vprasad1

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

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6. emcdonald75

Posts: 168; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

I just want the iMessage equivalent on Android and a way to get more apps on Android instead of iOS exclusives.

18. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I think this is the most important to really bite into IOS. iMessage and apps are the biggest things i miss when i temporarily switch to my s5

19. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You would get more exclusives, if it weren't for the rampant stealing of paid apps on Android. Seriously, why hasn't Google cracked down on this yet?

15. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I'm interested in Instant Apps and partly Daydream VR, the rest, too privacy invasive or just stock android showing it's limitations again...

20. Babadook

Posts: 230; Member since: May 24, 2016

All average additions

22. rsiders

Posts: 2017; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I only get excited about the ones that actually make it to my phone.

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