Google is expected to unveil a new photo sharing and storage service at its annual I/O conference on May 28. According to reports, the service will be separate from its social networking site Google+.
According to a Bloomberg report, Google will unveil the service at the upcoming I/O developer's conference in San Francisco. The photo service will have some new features including the ability to share photos on other social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. The current Google’s Photo service is linked to Google + network allows users to directly upload the photos from their Android device to the Google+ photos app and has features like auto-upload and auto-enhance. However, rumours about Google separating its Photos service from Google+ have been making the rounds for a while now. The service has not gained popularity as other social networking sites. According to sources, Google may eventually phase out its social network completely. Google's senior vice president Sundar Pichai had also stated last year that it is likely that Google's photos and social-stream features would be treated as separate features.
Apart from a new standalone photo service by Google, the internet giant is also expected to unveil some new features including Android for Work, along with a new Android OS, dubbed Android M for now and new voice commands to access Android devices, only with your voice. Last year Google had acquired satellite imaging company Skybox for around $500 million and reports had emerged that the company will use the technology for real-time satellite imaging. Google is also expected to make more announcements around Chromecast as well at its developer conference. Google will also launch a new version of its push messaging platform called Cloud Messaging 3.0 at the event. Google will also make some announcement around Android Wear. One session at Google I/O 2015 conference is titled Your App and always-on screen and will explore how to “transforms the watch into whatever app” a user is on from map to shopping list to fitness. Apart from this details about its next nexus device may also be revealed at the conference.