1Google I/O Buzz Focuses on New Android Version, Mysterious Fuchsia OS
These are busy days for software developers who attended Microsoft Build May 10-12 and are now turning their attention to Google’s annual I/O conference. The show, which will convene May 17, will likely focus prominent Google platforms such as Android and Chrome OS. Google is also expected to discuss the future of its Android TV platform and it’s possible that the cloud giant will unveil the mystery operating system called Fuchsia. But Google could also venture off the beaten path to talk about its vision for virtual reality and how it plans to compete with the Alexa and Siri virtual assistants. Read on to learn more about the news buzz surrounding Google I/O 2017.
2The New Android O
3Look forImprovements to Chrome OS
4What’s Going on with Fuchsia?
5Google Needs to Enhance Google Assistant
6Google Will Likely Talk About Daydream VR Platform
7There Will Be a Talk About Mixed Reality, Too
8Don’t Forget About Google Home
9Experimental Projects Continue to Take Shape
It’s no secret that Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is working on an array of experimental projects, some of which could get some attention at I/O. Alphabet may discuss Waymo’s advancements in its self-driving car technology, or Project Loon, which aims to bring better internet access to people around the world. Or, given the importance of technology in health care, it could discuss emerging health technologies.
10Google Entertainment Products May Get Updates
As competition grows in the entertainment market, Google might respond with software improvements to its Android TV platform. Google’s Chromecast, also critical to the company’s entertainment appeal, might also get an update. And don’t be surprised if Google makes some big announcements regarding content acquisitions.
11Will Android Wear Get Some Attention?
Google announced a new version of Android Wear earlier this year, so it’s unknown whether it will be a part of I/O. However, some reports say Google will offer a few minor design and feature updates at the show, including the ability for users to access apps quickly from the home screen. The updates likely will be available soon after.