Android 2.2, Google TV Expected at Google I/O
Google's open-source Android operating system is expected to take center stage at Google I/O, which begins May 19. Android 2.2, code-named Froyo, will run on Nexus One devices with support for Adobe Flash 10.1. Google TV could make its debut on Android-powered set-top boxes. Google is linking Android phones with GM's OnStar roadside assistance service. Indeed, though used from its inception as a smartphone platform, Android is slowly making its way into set-top boxes and tablet computers.The Google I/O conference launches May 19 and, years later, industry watchers may look back on this instance of this increasingly popular event as a celebration of the open-source Android platform, or perhaps even as the Android Festival. eWEEK has been tracking the news leading up to this third I/O event and most of the buzz centers around Android. Google I/O in 2009 brought the world Google Wave, sparking a love affair with real-time collaboration software for the next six months. Now Wave rarely registers as a blip on most high-tech watchers' radar despite having more than 1 million users.
One thing that seems certain to launch at Google I/O is Android 2.2, or "Froyo."