Android Session Schedule Released for Google I/O Developers Conference
Several of the sessions will be live-streamed so that viewers from afar can see them as they are happening, wrote Khan. Those sessions are Track Kickoff: Ushering in the Next Generation of Cloud Computing; From Nothing to Nirvana in Minutes: Cloud Backend for Your Android Application; What's New and Cool with Google Compute Engine; and A New Language for App Engine. Previously announced for Google I/O 2013 are a wide range of Google Maps sessions, including a special session on "Google Maps: Into the Future," as well as a special Google Maps demo from inside a 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 sports car. Other Maps-related sessions include Design Principles for Maps; Making Location Meaningful with Google Maps APIs; Dive into Underwater Street View; and a Fireside Chat with the Google Maps Team. All of the sessions will be available on YouTube after Google I/O. The conference will include a wide range of training sessions and code sessions each day where developers can get help with their projects, answers for code questions, and input and additional eyes on the work they are doing using Google code. More than 120 talks, ranging from introductory topics to advanced subjects about Google Maps, Android, Google Chrome, Google+, App Engine, Google Glass and more, will be featured in the technical sessions, according to Google. Also to be shown and shared with attendees at the conference are Google's Street View Trekker and SVII cameras, which Street View teams are using to collect the amazing images being gathered for the project from around the world. The Trekker camera is a backpack-mounted camera that is helping to collect images in remote locations, including the Grand Canyon. Attendees will be able to try out the Trekker backpack on a virtual hike through the Canyon.
At the 2012 I/O Conference last June, Google rolled out its Glass project, the latest Android Jelly Bean operating system, the Nexus 7 tablet and the Nexus Q Media Hub. The Nexus Q was a surprise announcement that introduced an entirely new small, bowling-ball-shaped media hub for the home controlled by an Android tablet or smartphone. Enhancements to Jelly Bean included improved performance; added search capabilities; voice typing that could be done offline; and an improved notifications interface that lets users respond to calendar reminders, emails and texts without having to open each of those applications.