Event: Google’s biggest developer event of the year, the I/O conference kicks off on Wednesday in San Francisco.
Time: The keynote is scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m. EDT / 9:00 a.m. PDT.
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What we expect:
What’s on tap? Expect to see an update to the Android operating system, possibly called “lollipop.” Observers also expect to see some of the first smartwatches that run on Android Wear, the version of Android for wearables. And we’ll possibly get the first official look at Android TV, the company’s latest attempt at building an interactive TV platform.
Here’s the breakdown..
Google’s Android Wear
Google Inc announced Android Wear earlier this year, and has released its beta version to developers. It’s just an extension of the mobile Android OS, and has been designed for use in wearable devices. Korean electronics giant LG Electronics Inc. is going to be the first company to launch an Android Wear-based smartwatch. LG and Motorola both have promised to release their Android Wear smartwatches this summer. So, they may showcase their devices at the event.
Google’s Android TV
The Mountain View-based company is also expected to launch make another attempt to make its presence felt in your living room. Despite its previous attempts such as Google TV and Chromecast, the company is likely to pull the curtains off Android TV. In contrast to Google TV, Android TV will focus on content rather than apps and software.
Google’s Android in the Home
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) purchased Nest Labs earlier this year. Just a few days ago, Nest Labs acquired video surveillance company Dropcam for $555 million. Nest is increasingly becoming a hub for things that are necessary for home automation. We are likely to see Google push further into this area. The company is also expected to reveal how third-party hardware and software companies can participate.