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Google I/O 2017: Special developer session aimed at large screen Android apps

Google I/O 2017 Developer Conference is scheduled to take place between May 17 and May 19.


Google I/O 2017 developers conference is just a week away, scheduled to kick off on May 17. As we get closer, reports surfacing tips of interesting announcements the search giant might make at the event. From the sessions schedule, Google is likely to bring up everyone’s attention towards Android apps made for large screen devices or tablet PCs.

As per Android Headlines, Google would like developers to focus on designing apps for relatively large screen devices and Chromebook. The company believed that doing so provide ‘early adopters’ the opportunity to lead and influence Android apps ecosystem, subsequently setting the standard for apps on tablet and Chromebooks.

‘Play Store on Chromebooks is a game-changer for how Android apps are expected to behave on large screens and desktop form factors. This session aims to provide Android app developers information, guidance, and examples on how to improve and optimize their app on Chromebooks,’ reads the Google I/o 2017 session description.

Google Chromebooks have been the company’s focus for few years now, and the company is certainly looking forward to widening horizons for it. The affordable Google notebooks are extensively used in the education sector and are quite popular among students and professionals. As Google mentions, if developers focus on designing apps for Chromebooks that are able to provide better window management and workaround with frequently used hardware inputs such as the trackpad, mouse, keyboard, and stylus as with larger screen devices, it will help them reach a much more dedicated set of users. ALSO READ: Google I/O 2017 annual developer conference to kick off on May 17

Developers focussed on designing and improving apps for Chromebook can see their apps getting installed on a relatively large number of devices and might top charts soon. The session will have Stefan Kuhne, Margaret Chang and Shahid Hussain as speakers from Google to throw more light on the topic.

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  • Published Date: May 10, 2017 12:51 PM IST
  • Updated Date: May 10, 2017 12:53 PM IST