Google’s Annual Developers Conference, I/O Kicks Off Today


Google’s annual developer conference, I/O 2017, is all set to kick off from today – Wednesday to Friday at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View; where the internet firm is expected to make some major announcements on its upcoming projects for Android, Web, and iOS developers.

According to online reports, one of the biggest announcements during the conference is expected to be around Android’s eighth major iteration, the Android O OS and also announce the official name for the operating system.

Google introduced the Android O developer preview back in March, and till today is still in Beta version.

The OS as rumored is expected to bring background limits, notification channels, standard autofill APIs, picture-in-picture video, adaptive icons, as well as support for multi-display, and so forth.

The three-day event includes sessions (which will be live streamed) for Codelabs across Android, the Google Assistant, Machine Learning, Mobile Web, VR, and more.

“After the keynotes end, there will be eight different live-stream channels, broadcasting all of the sessions in real-time from Shoreline. All sessions recordings will be available to watch on YouTube after I/O,” Google notes on its official website.

The company is also expected to announce updates about its machine learning which has slowly being added to several Google suite of apps, and also expected to announce an update to its Daydream VR platform.

Editor’s Note: The events kicks off at 10:00 AM Wednesday, Pacific Time (8:00 PM Wednesday, East Africa Time). You can watch the live stream of the keynote at the official I/O website or via mobiles using the Google I/O 2017 official app which is now available for Android and iOS users.