What to Expect from Google I/O: Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, Google Glass, Nexus Q Rebirth, Next-gen Nexus 7
Like it happens every year, the Google I/O event is one of the most important in the tech business. The Google I/O addresses to both app developers and to fans that want the chance to be amongst the first to “taste” the new Google treats. For this year, the expectations regarding Google I/O are pretty high, both in terms of software and in terms of new hardware devices that might be announced during the show.
Google I/O 2013 will take place in Moscone Center, San Francisco. The vent will be held between May 15th – 17th, and, as we speak, the registrations are already closed and the tickets are already sold out. One of the reasons why everybody seems to want to attend the Google I/O event is that the search engine giant have made a habit out of giving away for free its latest products to each attendant. On the other hand, the public wants to be there when Google makes its latest announcements. Usually, the announcements made at Google I/O are pretty important: new Android versions, Chrome OS, apps, and new Google Nexus terminals.
Rumor has it that Google I/O will bring us the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system: Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. The new Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie will bring even more speed to Google’s mobile platform, new features and a better shaped user interface.
Google Glass is another Google product that is likely to make it on the scene of Google I/O. I remind you that at last year’s event, the developers had the opportunity to buy the Google Glass for $1,000.
Maybe the Mountain View-based company will also want to revive the Nexus Q – the media streaming device that was launched last year at Google I/O, but which didn’t became a popular product, but Google seems to want to stick with it.
In terms of hardware, Google might announce a new tablet. The new device will follow the same recipe as Nexus 7, providing even better technical specs, new features, all these at the same price.
It is also rumored that Google is planning to launch a Home Automation system, that allows the user to control his house using a smartphone or a tablet running on Android.
Google Now is also a candidate for the string of improvements announced at Google I/O, and the popular service might receive new features that will bring it even closer to what an irreplaceable personal assistant should be.
What are your expectations for Google I/O 2013? Do you believe that Google will also launch the Nexus 5 at the San Francisco-based event? Will the Nexus 10 also receive a successor? Please let us know in the comments section below.