Google Makes Bombshell Announcements in a Flurry of Activity

Google (GOOG) made some bombshell announcements Thursday at its I/O developer conference.
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Google (GOOG) made some bombshell announcements Thursday at its I/O developer conference. The next major release of Google’s mobile operating system will be packed with new goodies. A feature called Chrome Custom Tab will let developers use Google’s browser within their apps, so they don’t have to build their own from scratch. Google didn’t talk about the fate of Google Wallet, but it did introduce Android Pay. So far, about 7,000 merchants have agreed to accept Android Pay. The company launched a new photo and video service with unlimited storage. The interface of makes it easy to scan through years of photos. To create immersive video for virtual reality, Google previewed a new multi-camera array that can shoot videos in 360 degrees. Though the idea is to make this system, called Jump, available to anyone, Google also tapped GoPro to build and sell its own array with 16 Hero4 cameras.