Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) will host its developer conference Google I/O in May. Developers intending on heading to San Francisco, and fans of the company alike are excited to see what the company has planned for Android, Google Glass, the Nexus range, and the multitude of other projects the company is working on.
The Mountain View company released its schedule for the conference to the public today, and the calendar contains one event that is sure to grab headlines. On May 15, the day on which the conference begins, the company has allotted three hours, beginning at 9 am local time, for a keynote address. At a similar event last year the company debuted Google Glass, with a video, taken on the wearable computer, of a skydiver in free fall.
This year something equally grand will be expected from Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG). The company might be working on some surprising hardware, but it’s more likely the company will use the address as a way to explore its upcoming big products, most notably Google Glass.
One unlikely development, and one some will hope to see addressed in the keynote, is development of the Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) driverless cars project. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) said in the past that the eventual goal is to have the vehicles available commercially. If the company is ready to release the vehicles for public consumption, three states have legalized their use, so the furor will be massive.
What the address is much more likely to be focused on, however, is the exploration of new hardware the company plans to release in 2013. The firm is likely to deliver two new tablets and a new smart phone in 2013, and there’s also likely to be some information about the firm’s applications and new Android release.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is likely to use the bulk of the conference to hype its upcoming wearable computer, Google Glass, just like last year. The company has not made too much information about the project public, and potential consumers are hungry for more in-depth detailing of the specs of the device, the features, and of course a price and release date.
It’s unlikely that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) will use the I/O conference to do something incredible. The company has done that in the past, but this year there’s too many projects ticking along.