The tech giant’s annual developer conference, The Google IO is just around the corner. It is a usually three-day event every year in May to make public announcements regarding any of the new software or updates it is planning to push out or even regarding any new hardware. Or even be ready for some surprises coz you ain’t know it until you see it!
This is for the developers to get their own stuff ready for their apps, services, integrations, etc ready before Google actually launches the updates.
So, what’s in store for us from The Google I/O this year?? Here is what to expect from the event and where to watch it and where to follow it.
When is it?
This year’s developer festival will be held May 8-10 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.
How to watch?
Google live streams it’s keynote every year. We will embed it when it goes live so you can watch it here or you can watch it on YouTube where it will be directly live-streaming. Also, you can visit the official website of the Google I/O where they will eventually update regarding all of the happenings at the event.
Here’s the link to the I/O website:
Here is the keynote from Google I/O 2017.
Now, what to expect?
- ANDROID P
Google I/O is mostly about software so in here comes the latest Android. Google already released its developer preview in March for Android P. At the I/O we expect the public beta of the latest Android to be released or a 2nd developer preview of the Android P to be released.
- More features to the Google Home line-up
Last year Google introduced some new features to the Google Home. Since then it has also launched the Home Max and the Home Mini. So we can expect some more features for the Google Home this year too.
Definitely, expect something regarding AI. Google Photos is to watch out for …more specifically something about Google Lens. Also can expect something about the company’s TensorFlow platform which is its core in AI.
- Material Design 2 (maybe)
Well, the company’s very own Material Design is close to 4 years old now. So maybe not a completely new design but definitely some updates are something we can expect.
Many more things that can be expected are Google Assistant updates, News about Wear OS, Android TV, Android Auto and there can also be some surprises!!
So get ready for The Google I/O and stay tuned for more updates.