Android Session Schedule Released for Google I/O Developers Conference

Google also unveils its schedule for developer sessions on the Google Cloud Platform.

Google is again pushing out details on its upcoming annual Google I/O 2013 Developers Conference, this time releasing session schedules for its Android and Google Cloud Platform tracks at the May 15-17 event in San Francisco.

Android will of course get a lot of attention at the conference with a full range of sessions that the company hopes will continue to advance development of cool and useful new apps for the global market-leading mobile operating system.

Scheduled are 34 Android sessions and three code labs, covering design, development and distribution, according to a May 9 post by Reto Meier, the Android developer relations tech lead, on the Android Developers Blog.

"Not everyone can come to San Francisco to join us in person, so we'll be streaming a selection of the best content as part of Google Developers Live," wrote Meier. "In addition to the keynote and four session streams (including one dedicated to Android), you'll see one-on-one product deep dives, executive interviews, and Sandbox walkthroughs broadcast from the GDL stage at I/O. All the live feeds will be available on the Google I/O homepage from the comfort of your own home—or join our Google Developer Groups to experience Google I/O as part of Google I/O Extended."

In addition, Google just released its official Google I/O 2013 conference companion app that can be used at the conference or by online viewers, wrote Meier. The free new app supports devices running Android 2.3+, and is optimized for phones and tablets of all shapes and sizes.

Topics of the sessions include What's New in Android Developer Tools; Practical Android Games Development; In-App Billing Version 3; Enabling Blind and Low-Vision Accessibility on Android; What's New in Google Play Services; Android Graphics Performance; Taking Advantage of Android Platform Features; and The New Android SDK Build System.

In the Google Cloud Platform track, a wide range of related sessions will be offered, according to a May 9 post by Zafir Khan, product marketing manager, on the Google App Engine Blog.

Topics for the sessions will include What's New and Cool with Google Compute Engine; Importing Large Data Sets into Google Cloud Storage; Mobile, Web and Cloud—The Triple Crown of Modern Applications; Big Data Mashups: Enabling Next Generation Analytics Using BigQuery; All the Ships in the World: Visualizing Data with Google Cloud and Maps; and When Bad Things Happen to Good Clusters: Building Robust Systems with Google Compute Engine.