At Google I/O subsequent week (eight May – 10 May), you may count on to listen greater approximately the new Android OS, Android P, amongst different matters. Google takes the day out at some point of this developer conference each yr to inform the world what it’s going to be doing on all fronts. So right here’s a brief primer on what to anticipate.
The modern-day version of Android is already available proper now for builders to play around with, so we’re already aware of most of the large adjustments coming in. However, you can assume Google to talk about how it all comes together, as well as some of the extra technical details builders will want to evolve to. Most importantly, there’s additionally a new gesture-based totally control gadget coming to Android P, though it’s feasible this will be specific to the Pixel, we’re hoping for a rundown on that too. Also, while Google commonly only gives away the call of a brand new Android OS whilst it launches, it’s viable we’ll see a touch at I/O. Popsicles everybody?
A couple of years ago, smartwatches were all the rage, however, the craze has died down when you consider that. However, Google nevertheless hasn’t given up on the platform, so it remains to be visible if I/O brings any modifications to Wear OS. A session titled, ‘What’s new with Wear OS’ on the occasion indicates there’ll certainly be something exciting for wearable enthusiasts to speak approximately, but right now it’s everyone’s guess.
The browser-primarily based running gadget is due for a main replace, and Google I/O could be the appropriate time to show something like that. Among other things, rumors had been swirling that the business enterprise has been trying to supply the platform Linux app compatibility. That’s large information considering the largest trouble with switching to Chrome OS so far has been the shortage of native computer apps.
The Google Assistant is arguably the maximum polished of the lot, and it didn’t get that manner because Google let it languish. The software is possible to get a few essential updates, even though what exactly they may stay a mystery. It’s viable we can also see some deeper integrations, basically the ability to execute extragranular responsibilities with the assistant like “take a wide-attitude selfie”. We could also see some new associated hardware, like the clever presentations with the Google Assistant, showed off by the likes of Lenovo, LG, and JBL at CES.
Also count on updates on Android TV, Android Auto, and possibly even a few privateness adjustments, thanks to the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal. All of this and more, we’ll discover for certain on Tuesday next week.