Google’s annual I/O conference is set to launch on May 17th, but what can we expect to see? Tune in right here!
Each year Google holds its annual I/O conference to offer up its latest advancements, and last year we were treated to the debut of Google Home, Assistant, and even Android N.
This year, we’re expecting to see a similar slew of announcements from the company, as well as the official reveal of Android 8.0 O – which, according to certain reports, is slated to be called Oreo. Read: WWDC 2017 – What could we see from Apple this year?
The company’s 2017 I/O marks a year since the introduction of Google Assistant – and since that occasion, the Mountain View company has rolled out its digital assistant to all smartphones running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and higher – notwithstanding the fact that the service is available on Allo and Google Home.
It is imagined that a headlining feature of this year’s I/O will be the arrival of Assistant aboard the iPhone through virtue of a standalone iOS app; rumours have indicated that Assistant will function in parallel to Siri and will leverage Google-made apps such as YouTube to offer content and search suggestions.
Other reports have posited that Google intends to carry on with its burgeoning efforts in virtual reality, and might introduce a high-quality, premium headset to complement the DayDream View headset that it launched last year.
Another headlining feature could be the continued development of Android Auto, which threatens to upend Apple’s CarPlay for control of your vehicle’s dashboard. Read: Project Treble: A new plan to roll out Android updates
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