It's the Google I/O developer conference at Google HQ this week. Here's what I reckon we'll see announced.
Predictions are a fool’s game. What have I missed.You can score me on Wednesday evening after the keynote.
#1 Google Cardboard
Worldwide rollout, new tools
#2 Google Maps
Extensions for inside public spaces, airports, conference centres etc.
#3 Roadmap for Chrome/Android integration
My personal view is that the chrome browser is a Trojan horse OS for Apple/Microsoft hardware (listen to this week's TWIG, spot on IMHO).
#4 Roadmap for Google+ and photos
What's Google's plans for its social network?
#5 NEST (as above)
No innovation or new products since Google acquisition three years ago.
#6 Reality (but not as we know it)
Massive push on augmented and virtual reality, expect announcement from YouTube as content platform.
#7 YouTube/Google television
Bright lights and lots of hope after Apple flop, but waiting on US regulators to unlock cable/telco market before going big.
Reward for speed (publishers that use AMP) and deeper integration of paid and organic within Google interface
May 18–20, 2016 Shoreline Amphitheatre Google I/O is for developers—the creative coders who are building what’s next. Together we’ll explore the latest in tech, mobile, and beyond.