Google will be holding their annual developers conference at downtown San Francisco at the Moscone Center, from May 15th to the 17th. The focus of the tech community will be on the keynote on day 1, which Google will take this opportunity to announce some exciting news and products.
Android Key Lime Pie Not Expected
First up should be the announcement of the latest iteration of Google’s mobile OS. It is expected that Android will be leveling up to version 4.3. This new version will simply be an upgrade to the existing Jellybean Android OS and should only bring minor improvements to the table. There had been rumors about Google possibly announcing Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie at the conference, but we are not expecting this announcement.
32GB Nexus 4
Moving down the list, a 32GB Nexus 4 is on tap. LTE support for the Nexus 4 and a white version of the device is also slated for an announcement in the event or maybe just a silent release to the Play Store.
In addition to that, Google might also announce the successor to the first Nexus branded tablet, the Nexus 7 which is said to have a higher resolution display and a faster processor and will keep that magical $199 price.
Google is bound to spike a topic about Google Glass during the keynote. Perhaps talks about the success of the launch and the limited partnership with its app developers.
On the software sides of things Google will most likely announce some added features to Google Now which was announced at last year’s conference, a desktop compliant of the feature might also see light on that day.
The Wild Card: Smart Watch/Nexus Watch
Google could very well show off a prototype of a smart watch/ Nexus watch.
They may also re-announce the Nexus Q with more gaming functionalities, much like the Ouya.
These are most of the key things to expect from this year’s IO keynote. Stay tuned for our recap article of the keynote later this week.