Now that Apple, Samsung and Microsoft have revealed a few of their hold cards at conferences focused around them it is time for Google to put on a show supposedly aimed at developers as was WWDC. That has been what Google I/O was usually all about. But just as Apple has pimped WWDC to be an opportunity to launch new things, we can be sure Google will do the same.
This years event (12th in the event line) will be held in San Francisco at Moscone should go a long way in spelling out Google’s proposed direction for the remainder of the year and into 2013.
At Google I/O 2012 we might expect to see:
- A new Google-labled tablet
- New Android features
- A host of new Android smartphones and tablet devices
- Updates and enhancements to Chrome, Google Doc, etc.
- Many innovative Android phone and tablet device and app demos
- Promotion of Google+ for Social Media
This year Google will attempt to make the event as virtual and geographically distributed as they can through what they are terming as “Google I/O Extended”. Events and parties will be held in various cities and the main event with keynotes and sessions will be streamed live.
To register for Google I/O you will need a Google+ account (Surprise! Surprise!)