Google I/O 2017 When And What Stuff To Look Forward To

By Michael Augustin , Updated May 15, 2017 03:48 AM EDT
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The three-day affair known as Google I/O is the biggest event held by the search engine company annually.
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The three-day affair known as Google I/O is the biggest event held by the search engine company annually. The entire duration of the event is full of developer workshops, keynote presentations, and product announcements. Google I/O 2017 will be held at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California and will start on May 17 at 10 a.m. PT. For those who won't be able to attend, several sources have compiled tips on how to watch and what to expect from the event.

How and where to watch Google I/O

According to Digital Trends, there will be several tech websites that will have updated coverage on the important presentations during the Google I/O 2017. For those who prefer to stream live video from the show floor, users can visit the event's official website. Others can also turn to YouTube and catch the live-stream from Google's Developers channel.

Android O

Smartphone consumers already expect Google I/O 2017 to be the venue where the company will showcase their latest Android OS. Last March, Google already shared a developer preview of Android O. Some of the notable features expected from the latest OS is its revamped notification system, Bluetooth audio capabilities, and improved battery life management.

A successor to Google Home

Several speculations have noted that consumers might see a new version of the Google Home unveiled during Google I/O 2017. Rumors have suggested that the company might introduce something to rival Amazon's Echo Show the might include mesh Wi-Fi networking.

Google Assistant

Launched back in 2016, the company's virtual assistant is expected to showcase new features this year. Some reports claim the Google I/O 2017 event might flaunt new service integrations with the system. Last April, an update was pushed that allowed Google Assistant to control smart home devices.

Android TV

Android Headlines also reports that consumers might have little to expect from Google I/O 2017 for the Android TV. The platform was initially introduced during one of the Google's events but it seems that there is not much to expect in terms of innovation for this year.

These are just a few of the notable topics that might get the spotlight during the Google I/O 2017 event but expect more surprises from Google. Stuff like Project Tango and Daydream will most likely be highlighted and an update to Android Auto might also be available.

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