Google is all set to begin its annual developer conference, Google I/O 2017 today. The three-day event is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM PST (10:30 PM IST) and will take place at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California. Google will be livestreaming the event, and for those who want to watch may do so by clicking here at 10:30 PM tonight. You can also check out the entire schedule for the Google I/O 2017 event here. Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google will be addressing the keynote of Google I/O 2017 from 10:30 PM, which will be followed by the Developer Keynote. Also Read - UEFA Euro 2020: Colourful Google Doodle kicks off European Football ChampionshipAlso Read - Android 12 beta 2 rolling out: New privacy features, tweaked design and more
This event marks the most important in Google s calendar as the search engine giant makes announcements on its biggest innovations for the year. Google at last year s developer conference made major announcements like the Allo and Duo apps, Google Home, the Assistant, Daydream VR, Android Wear 2.0, Instant Apps and more. Google even started a contest for the public to name Android N, which was a first. At this year s event, Google is expected to make a couple of interesting announcements.
As customary, Google would be announcing new features for its upcoming OS, Android O. The Developer Preview of Android O has already been released and Google is expected to announce new features, changes and the release of its beta mode at its I/O 2017 conference. Google Assistant which debut last year will reportedly arrive on iOS devices as a standalone app, starting with iPhones and iPads in the US. Google is also expected to announce new updates and features to its existing apps Allo and Duo, and also on its AI-based smart speaker Google Home. ALSO READ: Android O Beta to release after I/O 2017 as Google ends Android Nougat Beta
More announcements expected to be made include additional compatibility and developer tools for Android apps running on Chrome OS. Since the feature is still in beta, Android apps do not run smoothly on Chrome OS. Google s Instant Apps which allows one to use apps without installing them on their smartphone could receive wider availability, as it is currently being tested in the US only. Google is also expected to announce developments on Progressive Web Apps for Chrome browser. ALSO READ: Google I/O 2017: Special developer session aimed at large screen Android apps
It may also announce a dedicated Chrome browser for Microsoft Windows 10 S OS. Another exciting announcement awaited is the Fuchsia OS which was recently spotted in a leaked video. Google could give some information on Fuchsia OS which has a completely new UI and is also not based on Linux. ALSO READ: Google Fuchsia OS: Watch how the Armadillo UI functions; revamped look and feel, app navigation and more