Google’s one of the major events is just around the corner. This is the time when Google gives us a roundup of things it is planning to launch related to various platforms. Let’s have a sneak peek at what Google I/O 2108 conference has in store for Android and Google enthusiasts.
Google I/O 2018: Time and Venue
The three-day Google I/O 2018 Conference kicks off on May 8 and runs through May 10. It is the third time Android Developer Conference will Be held at the Shoreline Amphitheater which is just a walk away from Google’s Mountain View Campus, California.
Google I/O 2018: 5 Top Expected Announcements
Undoubtedly, the biggest announcement is the much-awaited OS, Android P. Some of the key features that users expect to be announced at the conference include optimization for low-end smartphones, gesture support, improved notification settings through channels, and the advanced security protocols using Face ID. Besides, the company is expected to announce a beta version of the OS for the developers.
With Assistant, Google has brought a revolution in the field of Artificial Intelligence. At this year’s conference, the company may announce some new features for this popular app, among the biggest one will be to bring the app to third-party smart home devices. This is a smart move to challenge the Amazon monopoly in the field of smart devices with the latter’s virtual assistant, Alexa. While there’s no idea of Assistant-enabled devices yet, Google may announce the commercial availability of the products.
While Duo and Allo failed to capture much attention of the users, it is expected that Google may announce a boost for its other platforms such Instant Apps and Progressive Web Apps. If you don’t know about these platforms yet, Instant Apps enable users to try an app without even downloading it and PWAs are browser shortcuts that work pretty similar to applications.
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Android Wear OS
Although the smart-watch range by Google failed o strike a chord with users, Google doesn’t seem to give it yet. The conference schedules a session named “What’s new with Wear OS” that is expected to bring some new features of Android Wear OS to the users.
After the Cambridge-Analytica data scandal, all major brands are now focusing on their privacy and security protocols. Google, too, has been accused of privacy loopholes like targeted advertising. As per reports, Google may introduce a new program for developers to help them build more secure apps.
Besides, the company may also announce some improved security features and transparent measures to make its OS and smart device completely safe for users.
Google I/O 2018: The Verdict
Although we have a pretty good idea of what may come at this year’s conference, we should not forget that there’s always a room for surprises. Whatever new comes up, Google I/O 2018 is sure to bring smiles to Google fans.
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