The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge reviews are inThe Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are arguably the best phones on the market today, Google I/O 2016 registration opens up and Project Loon is about to take flight.
[UNKNOWN] Brain Tong here with everything Google that we can pack this side of a show. Right off the top, Google IO 2006 16 registration is now open, and will be held at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California on May 18th, 19th, and 20th. It's a more suburban business office area, instead of an awesome city with tons of things to do like San Francisco. Now it's $900 per ticket, or $300 if you're a student, so I suggest you sign up for one credit of underwater basketweaving at your local junior college. Like immediately, now once you register Google will randomly select applicants to invite to the show. Google IO has always been a showcase of the latest hardware and software and we expect to see a preview of Android N with it's expected May 18th release date after the Keynote. Now no one still really knows what the N in Android stands for, typically flavors of Android have been sweet treats. So the N could stand for nougat, or nutella, I wanna know what you think and we'll read some of your responses next week, you can just tweet me @briansong or I'll dare to look at the YouTube comments and see what you all come up with. All right, the Samsung Galaxy S7 reviews are out and it's hands down the best Galaxy phone to date that we've seen, and, arguably, the best phone on the market right now, which it should be. It's getting great reviews for its design, its big boy battery life, and a killer camera. Reviewers still complain about Touchwiz, which has become less intrusive, and some of the additional carrier bloatware, but I'll wait to check out the material design theme myself before I dismiss the software. Now its waterproofing is a standout as well and YouTuber JerryRigEverything took one apart to showcase what internals are protected that allow this phone to last 30 minutes underwater at 1.5 meters and people Just love seeing phones get torn apart anyways. All right, the new S7 is a great boost for Android, but Android adoption to its latest operating system is still very slow, based on manufacturer's and carrier rollouts. Marshmallow adoption almost doubled. To just 2.3 percent since last month. Lollipop 5.0 and 5.1 make up 36.1%. While Kit Kat is at 34.3. Now marshmallow will get a big boost in the next few months with new phones coming out. And that's where we tend to see the biggest bump in new adoptions. Not from carrier updates, but new hardware. Chrome cast is making some good noise according to strategy analytics. Google streaming dongle made up as much as 35% of the streaming market in 2015 besting Roku, Apple and Amazon. Apple TV still leads the pack in total shipments at 37 million since 2007. But the Chromecast is nearly 30 million in over just two and a half years. See, digital streaming just keeps getting bigger. Now more important than video streaming. Google's acquisition of satellite imaging company Skybox from a couple of years ago is now rebranding itself as Terra Bella. Initially they were proposed to help keep Google Maps accurate with up to date imagery, now their goal is to pioneer the search for pattern change in the physical world using their satellite imagery. The hope is to help address global economics, Environmental and humanitarian challenges, you know, no big deal. More than a dozen satellites are set to launch by 2020. And I love seeing some of Google's big ideas finally getting the chance for practical use after the Economic Times reports. Google's Project Loon is in talks with India Telcos to launch a pilot program. If you don't remember, Project Loon is their Internet delivery balloon system, That now has their own auto-launcher system. It can successfully deliver speeds of 15 Mbps. That's fast enough for streaming videos like your favorite ones from CNET. Now the government has been supportive of the technology. But a deal with the telco's will be necessary to make it happen. All right, that's gonna do it for this week's show. You can e-mail us at email@example.com or tweet me at Brian Tong. Thanks for watching, we'll catch you all next time for some more of that Googlicious. [NOISE] Googlicious