Tech savvies can barely wait for 2015’s Google I/O conference, where technology and innovation take center stage as the tech giant presents its latest accomplishments. The conference is the ideal meeting point where developers, engineers and creators come together to discuss (and showcase) some of their successful ideas.
Of course, we’re already expecting some much-anticipated projects, such as Android Wear (or at least some news of it), Android TV, Project Fi or Android M Talk. But there are other, just as important projects still being kept hush-hush.
Unlike previous I/O conferences, there are little to no rumors to fuel predictions. But even so, here are some of the things we’d most like to see at the conference:
Scheduled to begin later this year in Puerto Rico, Project Ara represents Google’s efforts at producing open hardware which supports highly modular smartphones.
In a world where wearable means ever-shrinking, Google hopes to create wearable technology capable of blowing one’s socks off. But a smaller screen sometimes takes from a user’s experience, so Google wants to provide both.
A platform with many intricacies is Android Auto, which has still remained fairly untapped. Of course, everyone’s expecting to see whether the platform will actually work as users need it to, especially since the potential dangers of malfunctions are unlike those you’d expect from a tablet or phone.
Though little information has been revealed as to Android Auto, rumors suggest that there may be a shift in focus towards a built-in Android Auto. Also, Android M is expected to now offer the possibility of integration with Auto.
There are currently few announcements to be expected from Android TV. After this year’s CES, it’s already clear which devices will be capable of running Android TV and which won’t. These devices are still in the making, as such, the platform isn’t expected to change dramatically until they come out.
Perhaps refining the concept is what Google is now focusing on. Whether there will be a lot of Google Cast talk or whether potential crossovers between Google Cast, Android Home and Android TV will be presented still remains to be seen.
Google’s initial Augmented Reality headset didn’t muster up the enthusiasm the tech giant may have wished for. 2.0, however, will take from Glass’s experience and may just be highlighted at 2015’s I/O as an element onto itself.
Rumors have already begun spreading that the Glass 2.0 may be preparing for launch and some inside sources have even hinted towards a Glass 3.0.
With possible design changes, shape alterations, eye tracking technology and possibly sensor camera movement, one can only imagine that the 2.0 will come closer to what AR hardware should be like.
Fans have, of course, also pitched in with suggestions as to what should be considered. Social media platforms have been buzzing with activity, from requests for the development of multi-window support (similar to that which Apple is reportedly developing) to faster updates, battery life improvements, full device back-up to stability requests. Virtual reality is also a hot topic.
There’s a lot of work to be done, so let’s see whether the I/O 2015 will come with satisfying announcements.
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