Next week, the US internet giant Google will put on a huge show at the outdoor amphitheater that is located in Mountain View. This glitzy event is shaping up to be a huge thing for the company as Google’s earnings call has already revealed some details about its I/O event. Sundar Pichai, who is the CEO of Google, has already teased about a handful of upcoming products from the company that we will definitely see at the show.
Judging by the looks of these teasers, there is going to be plenty of hot and heavy news that will come out of South Bay, starting from new Assistant and Android features as well as some debuts for hardware. Here is a quick rundown of the things you will see at the Google’s I/O event in Mountain View.
Quiche is rumored to be the new successor to Android’s operating system in 2019. This name is derived from a popular Brazilian baked dessert, which is primarily made from egg yolks, sugar, and ground coconut. It can be summed up as Brazilian custard.
There is a high chance that Google will not confirm the name of its operating system, but it will definitely be a word that starts with the letter ‘Q’. There is still a good chance that we will get our best look yet at Android Pie’s successor. The latest version of Android is set to take center stage at I/O and will be the most talked about item from this event. The new OS is expected to debut this summer, and we have already managed to see some key pieces of Android 10 thanks to the release of a couple of beta programs from the company.
As of now, the noticeable improvements to the operating system of Android has been made on privacy and permissions front as well as some tweaks to its multi-tasking features through Bubbles. But you can definitely expect a lot more from Google. Rumors are rife that are talking about a new pressure-sensitive touch feature and that Google is working on a dark mode for its new operating system.
It has been a rough couple of weeks for foldable smartphones due to the well-publicized glitches of Galaxy Fold units. Yet Google has reiterated in its investor’s call that it is still bullish about the folding tech. The company has already devoted a fair chunk of its engineers to design more friendly features for foldable smartphones and to develop native Android OS support for this new tech.
While Samsung has put the Galaxy Fold has been put on hiatus, we expect a release date to be announced soon. This comes along a time when Huawei has already announced its Mate X line of foldable smartphones while Motorola and Xiaomi are working on new models.
Google has already made it very clear that its Pixel lineup of smartphones is more than just showing off the latest version of Android. It has made a massive investment in the hardware division of HTC to build these Pixel smartphones.
Google has also launched its Stadia program at the GDC event in March of this year. The company is trying to change the landscape of online gaming by introducing live game streaming features via its Google Stadia platform, and the company will talk more about it in its upcoming I/O event.