Google I/O 2012: What Developers Can Expect Besides Android 'Jelly Bean'
Google is making it easier for developers to remotely attend the Google I/O conference, which kicks off June 27 in San Francisco. Here's a guide to what will be on tap, including live video streams developers can watch from anywhere.When Google talks, people listen, and there will likely be a lot of listening all over the world, starting June 27 as the fifth annual Google I/O '12 Developers Conference kicks off at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. While Google is expected to focus a lot on Android for smartphones and tablets, theres much more to expect this year. Much of what will unfold in the next few days will detail all kinds of rumors that have been circulating as the conference approaches, including talk about the pending release of the next Android operating system update, 4.1, or Jelly Bean.
Other rumors involve talk about ways Google will continue to battle Apple in the marketplace, now that the two companies have taken on a more adversarial tone since Google developed Android and Apple announced in May that it's dumping Google Maps on its hardware and replacing it with its own mapping applications.