What to Expect from Google I/O 2017

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Google I/O, the annual developer conference hosted by Google, is taking place tomorrow (May 17-19) at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.

I/O has become one of the most anticipated annual technology conferences in recent years thanks to the number of presentations, workshops and announcements that take place, and this year is shaping up to be one of the most exciting.

From operating systems to virtual assistants, Google is expected to reveal quite a few new products at I/O 2017 and we’ve rounded up the biggest announcements you should keep an ear out for.

Android O

Android O, the successor to the Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating system, is likely to receive its own event at this year’s conference. We’re hoping to find out more about Android O’s new notification system and battery life management, which will help keep Android devices running for longer.

Fuchsia

Fuchsia is another operating system but there hasn’t been too much information revealed about the mysterious Fuchsia so far. Unlike other Google operating systems based on Linux, Fuchsia is based on Kernel and it comes with a revamped interface that appears to be more minimalistic than Android.

Google Assistant

Google Assistant is the company’s virtual assistant for Android devices, Android TV, Android Wear and Google Home. First launched during I/O 2016, Google Assistant has received plenty of updates in the time since and we’re looking forward to hearing about any new features users can expect in the near future.

Daydream

An augmented reality and virtual reality keynote is taking place on the second day of I/O, so it’s probable that we’ll hear about new updates for the Daydream View headset and motion controller VR platform. Google is rumoured to be working on a brand new virtual reality device so there’s also a chance we’ll see it for the first time at I/O 2017.

The above are just some of the many innovative products Google is expected to discuss at I/O 2017, and we’ll be talking about the conference and the various product announcements in a new post next week.

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