Being a developers conference, Google I/O has always been focused on, well, developers, with the search giant holding off the announcement of a new version of Android until later in the year, usually at a dedicated event that also introduces a new Nexus device. This year, however, Google might be taking inspiration from Apple and previewing the next major version of Android much earlier than usual.
Google I/O 2014
Google I/O will be kicking off in almost 48 hours, and we’re all getting really excited about Google’s annual and most important conference. This is where we usually see the evolution of past products and the announcement of new and intriguing ventures. This year won’t be any different, and from the rumors we’re seeing, the next few days are gearing up to be very interesting. Below is a list of what we expect to see at I/O and what probably won’t be making an appearance anytime soon.
It is all but known that LG will be showing off its Android Wear powered G Watch at Google I/O next week and also be giving it away to all the attendees. Now, it looks like Samsung is all set to join the bandwagon as well by unveiling its own Android Wear powered smartwatch at Google’s conference, if sources from CNET are to be believed.
The Moto 360 might be the Android Wear smartwatch everyone is looking forward to, but it is LG’s G Watch that has been making an appearance in most of the rumors and leaks in the past few weeks. We’ve come across a complete list of its specs, seen it make a short appearance on the Play Store, and today, we can feast our eyes on the G Watch in its flesh thanks to a leaked image that has made its way online.
Registrations for the Google I/O event went live a couple of days ago and will last until tomorrow i.e. the 18th of April. But up until this point, it was unclear as to what’s on the agenda for the event. And now, the lead designer behind the Google Search team has shed a light on what to expect from Google during the I/O event in late June.
Mark your calendars for June 25th and June 26th as that is when Google will be holding its I/O developers conference at San Francisco’s Moscone West conference hall. The initial event details were announced on Google+ by Android head Sundar Pichai.