Sundar Pichai, who recently took over from Andy Rubin as the new Head of Android, will for the first time have the entire stage to himself at the forthcoming Google I/O and with a few days to go before the event, Google s new Android boss, in an interview with WIRED, has revealed some exciting details on the forthcoming Android OS. Also Read - Latest Android 12 leak shows tons of never seen before features; here's a look
When asked about what to expect from the I/O event, Pichai says that there won t be much in terms of new launches and the focus this time will be to make things better for developers. Both on Android and Chrome, we re going to focus this I/O on all of the kinds of things we re doing for developers, so that they can write better things. We will show how Google services are doing amazing things on top of these two platforms,” he adds. This to a lot of extent stays consistent with our previous reports wherein we said that Google is most likely not going to launch the rumored Android Key Lime Pie at the I/O.
In terms of the future of the OS, Pichai talks about how keeping the OS as open as possible and giving the users the element of choice is their focus going ahead and giving users a consistent experience instead of making frequent changes. He also touches upon the slow nature of OS updates and says, We are thinking about how to make Android handle updates better. We re talking with our partners and working our way through it. We need time to figure out the mechanics, but it s definitely an area of focus for me and for the team,” he adds.
It will be rather interesting to see what the company has in store and whether it launches any Nexus branded hardware as the rumor mill has suggested. He also said that for the Android team, Google owned Motorola was viewed as a partner just like any other OEM.