I’ve watched quite a few hours of the videos from Google IO last week and here is my summary
1) 900 Million android phones and 48B Google Play for Apps downloads (Apple Announced 50B Appstore downloads the same day- obviously Android will surpass Apple soon)
2) Search is moving to personal context understanding based on user info like my calendar and previous search requests. Example of this given using voice search where the word “it” based on previously defined nouns are used. All very powerful stuff.
3) Android Apps can now have 100 Geofences per app per user. This means an App can internally with efficient battery usage determine when a Geofence is reached and cause a notification
4) Lots of Google Glass stuff. Glass screen is better than I’d thought with a resolution of 640x480. Simple APIs connects using REST apis and connected html cards where there are simple menus and small amounts of data at any one moment. But the whole thing is very early... they’re still working on much of the functionality... I’d say another 2 years before it really takes over the world (so long as the privacy people don’t suffocate it) – but then it will really take over the world. But of course the iWatch will also be around by then as well.