Google I/O Conference: Here is the big list of expectations!


San Francisco, May 10: The gadget world seems to be too busy with rumors and speculations as the annual Google I/O developers conference kicks start in San Francisco on Tuesday, May 10. It would be interesting to hear the new announcements from Google, the global leader in technology.

Most of the technology sites and blogs are abuzz with the 'expected launches' of various products and services from Google. The much anticipated Google Chrome operating system is leading the list of expected products and services. As the rumors on Samsung and Acer netbooks running on Chrome OS surfaced few days back, we can expect Google's announcement about the Chrome OS to compete with the market dominator, Microsoft Windows.

The buzz on Google's online music service started long back ago. It is expected that Google will announce the new service, Google Music Beta, just like the Amazon Cloud Music service, allowing users to store music in cloud and listen through browsers. But, the notable difference is that Google's music service won't allow users to download the files. With this 'music locker,' Google aims to hinder the spread of pirated music.

Another prominent expectation is about Android 2.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. With the launch of Android 3.0 Honeycomb, Google managed to compete with Apple's iOS running devices iPhone and iPad. Smartphone giants like Motorola, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and HTC embraced the Android OS, making it the leading platform for smartphones and tablets.

The alleged Android 2.4 Ice Cream Sandwich OS may add some features of Honeycomb to the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. The features of 'tablet only version' Honeycomb will be added to Gingerbread, making it possible to run these features on smartphones.

We can also expect some additions to Google TV, which was announced in 2010 I/O conference. We are not expecting a completely redesigned Google TV, but some announcements will be there on revenue models, increasing distribution of the Android-based TV operating system, a software development kit with better tools and a user friendly browser to discover more contents.

These are all just rumours and speculations as we are not able to reach the Google officials for immediate comments. The search engine giant may stun us with surprising announcements. Let's wait and see. Stay tuned for the biggest announcements.

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