In 2017, Google announced a lot of interesting stuff at Google I/O. Those included Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality products, smart speakers and many other interesting things. So we can expect some exciting stuff happening right there in Google I/O 2018 as well. Here’s a brief rundown of what we know till now.
The Google I/O 2018 will be held at the same Shoreline Amphitheatre located in Mountain View, California. It’ll last from May 8 to May 10 with the keynote, some sessions, and a lot of presentations.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM GOOGLE I/O 2018?
This years’ Google I/O will be more about the upcoming Android P for sure. Later on, we would get some updates about the Google Assistant and Google Home. After that, we can expect something about Wear OS and the Google’s new messaging app.
We already have a Developer Preview of Android P., But we are still waiting for Developer Preview 2 which will be announced at Google I/O 2018. We hope for some major announcements at the keynote itself about Android P which is very important for developers too. We want you to guess the name of the upcoming version of Android which might be revealed at the event.
Google Assistant and Google Home
Google Assistant is the core of Google’s Artificial Intelligence technology right now. Google Home is the device which revolves completely around the fact of Assistant as a part of it. To compete with the Echo lineup from Amazon, and Apple’s HomePod, Google might just give it a little boost as far we know.
Google just rebranded their Android Wear OS to Wear OS by Google, and we expect some announcements related to the Wear OS.
Android is just pausing its development on Allo to continue the work on Android Chat. Android Chat is Google’s upcoming version and a competitor of Apple’s iMessage. Google might announce at the Google I/O, but TheVerge got early access to the Android Chat and had shown some interesting features. We hope for some light on Android Chat at the event as well.
WHERE TO WATCH?
Knowing the fact that Google I/O 2018 is scheduled for May 8 (Tuesday) at 11:30 AM PST. The event will be watchable live on YouTube on their Google Developers channel. The thing is that the placeholder for the event isn’t live yet. So whenever we get the link to the placeholder, we’ll update this post right away.