Google I/O: Virtual Everything

Google’s annual I/O developer conference is a yearly glimpse into what the future of mobile holds, and this year was no exception, as Google unveiled plans for stronger, faster apps, an expanded Android Pay ecosystem, a more powerful wearable OS, virtual reality headsets, smart home devices and more.

The keynote presentation was held outside at the Shoreline Amphitheatre near Google’s Mountain View, California home, and was livestreamed to over 500,000 people in 103 countries around the world.

There were no massive surprises or changes to Google’s core products, but the keynote did reveal just how far Google is reaching into new markets and industries, with most of the firm’s innovation occurring in areas like virtual reality, AI, smart homes and wearables.