One of the most influential technology giants in the world – Google, has finally confirmed the date for their annual conference, I / O. As usual, this event will be held at the Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, California – which incidentally has been used since 2016 as the venue for Google I / O.
This year’s Google I / O is scheduled to take place over three days, from May 7-9, 2019. So, what is expected from this Google I / O 2019? what products or services will be introduced? Here is a full review!
1. Android Q
So just like in previous years, Google will certainly officially introduce Android Q to I / O this year. The latest updates and news from Android Q include the default mode that is very much awaited.
In addition, through Android Q, Google also seems to be changing the licensing model and improving tools for application management with new firmware . Android Q can also be announced will support Desktop Mode like Samsung Dex, in addition to focusing on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other services related to it.
2. Fuchsia OS
This might be too fast, but Google could have exhibited Fuchsia OS for the first time at I / O which took place next May. Fuchsia itself is a multi-device operating system made by Google that has been worked on for quite a long time.
Fuchsia-related information has even been known since last August 2016. The operating system based on the Magenta kernel is rumored to be the successor or successor to Android and Chrome OS in the future. If indeed Fuchsia will make an appearance at I / O, then it will be very interesting.
3. Google Pixel 3 Lite / Pixel 3 Lite XL
Rumors about Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL have been ‘floating’ on the internet for quite a long time. Therefore, speculation related to the introduction of two mid-range classy Pixel smartphones at I / O 2019, has lately strengthened.
In addition, it is rumored that if Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL are sequentially powered by Snapdragon 670 and 710. While Pixel 3 Lite XL is very minimal in information, the “ordinary” Pixel 3 Lite is rumored to have 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and 2,915mAh battery. Also mentioned if both will be supported with a 3.5mm audio jack port .
4. Google Home Hub
Basically, the Google Home Hub has made an introduction and released at the same time as the release of Google Pixel 3 in October 2018. Then a few moments later, Google brought the Assistant- powered Smart Display to work with Lenovo.
Now, at 2019 I / O, Google is not expected to introduce or release a new Home Hub device. Google seems to be more focused on announcing new features and improving a number of things, so that the Home Hub can get more popularity among users like Home Mini.
5. Google Pixel Watch
Google Pixel Watch has been rumored to be part of the device that was released at the end of 2018. But for some reason, it failed to launch. Google itself recently bought the secret Fossil smartwatch technology for US $ 40 million or around Rp565.3 billion.
This is a pretty strong indication if Google is doing research and development for smart watches which are said to be Pixel Watch. At the same time, two new Google devices codenamed “Medaka” and “Salmon” were found in the Android Open Source Project , and became a kind of sign of the existence of Pixel Watch.
6. Google Stadia
Following the announcement on GDC some time ago, Google will again provide more info regarding Stadia at I / O. During I / O, Google will open Stadia for developers and publishers . In addition, a special session called Stadia Streaming Tech: A Deep Dive will also be held and will be a place where developers and publishers learn about the requirements and standards of Stadia. For those who don’t know, Stadia is a game streaming service where gamers can play their favorite AAA games from any device that supports Chrome.
7. Google Coral
In addition to special sessions for Stadia, Google is also scheduled to run another special session of their latest product, Coral. The session will be the beginning of the introduction of Coral – a new platform from Google for developing AI-based applications through devices.
Coral offers many “tools” for carrying various AI features and allows users to foster ideas for AI applications, from prototypes to production stages. The session called Introducing Google Coral: Building AI On-Device will take place on May 9, 2019 from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm local time.
These are just a few things that are certain and are expected to appear on Google I / O 2019. Of the several products and services above, which one are you waiting for the announcement the most? Share your opinions in the comments column, okay?