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


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