Google I/O 2018 developers conference schedule announced

Google I/O

Google has announced the schedule for the upcoming Google I/O developers conference. The Google I/O developers conference will start on May 8 and will end on May 10. The event will be held at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.

Like in the case of the past, the conference dates were revealed through an online puzzle that was decoded to arrive at the date. Google took to the official Twitter account of the Google Developers and posted a tweet with binary codes. Upon conversion of the binary code, the users were taken to the google.com/io website.

Google asked developers to solve a series of puzzles, which ultimately revealed the date of the event. Surprisingly, developers saw a pineapple cake in a room, which suggests the fact that the upcoming Android version will be called as Android Pineapple. Google CEO Sundar Pichai also confirmed the conference dates and prompted the team to create harder puzzles from the next time onwards.

The Google I/O 2018 is a conference for developers. Hence, you need not have to expect any announcements regarding hardware products. We expect enhancements to Google Assistant and the company will probably release a trimmed version of the assistant for the Android Go smartphones. The company will focus on Google Photos and Daydream headsets.

You can also expect few announcements about the next version of Android, which is naturally called as Android P. Pichai will also reveal the roadmap or Android Wear. There is also a possibility of launching Android 8.2 Oreo with improved capabilities with the latest security patch.

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The possibility of few mentions about the Google Pixel 3 series and availability of Google Home speakers in countries outside India can’t be ruled out. Amazon Echo was recently launched in India and is being sold like hot cakes. Google would like to tap on the growing smart speaker market by pushing Home smart speakers to the shores of the emerging countries like India.

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