Google I/O: 10 Things to Expect From This Year's Event

 
 
By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2013-05-13 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


5. Chromebooks, perhaps?

Google's Chromebooks might also make an appearance at the I/O Conference. Why not? The company's cloud-based operating system will likely be updated at the show, and so the devices running the software should be refreshed as well. Hopefully, Chromebooks that are shown off at the event actually come out looking nice.

6. More tablet talk

Count on tablets making a showing at the conference. Over the last several months, Google has been pounding on tablets quite hard, and the company wants nothing more than to take down the iPad. The only way to do that is to make a tablet push. And at Google I/O, it'll do just that.

7. Google Glass chats

At last year's Google I/O, the search company showed off its Google Glass eyewear. This time around, the company will likely explore some more of Glass' features and discuss why it believes it's well-suited for the wearable technology marketplace. Google Glass is interesting, and Google wants it to be shown off.

8. Don't forget about the online world

Google might be focusing much of its time on mobile nowadays, but the I/O Conference is also a great opportunity for the company to show off its latest advancements in its online services, like Search, Google Docs and Gmail. Expect that to happen at I/O.

9. Apps galore

One of the other nice things about Google's I/O is that the company makes it easy for third-party developers to show off their latest wares. From new updates to the Google Play marketplace to completely new titles, the apps shown at the event should excite at least some Android users.

10. Surprise, surprise

Each year, Google offers up at least one big surprise. Last year, it was Google Glass. What it will be this year is anyone's guess. But if history is to be our guide, then expect Google to announce something new and special this year. Let's just hope it's as fun as Glass.

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