Google IO 2018 is simply a handful of months away, with the event happening in May, as well as it’s certain to be utilized to introduce a lot of Android software goodies and possibly also some brand-new hardware.

We don’t recognize much concerning IO 2018 yet, however Google has begun teasing the occasion, giving us a few clues about exactly what we might see – and when.

We’ve likewise think of a shopping list wherefore we want from Google’s yearly developer meeting, which you’ll locate at the end of this page.

Cut to the chase

  • What is it? Google’s annual developer conference
  • When is it? May 8-10

Google IO 2018 news and rumors

Google just recently required to Twitter to tease IO 2018, which tweet led individuals to the google.com/io web site, where a series of challenges exposes that the occasion will take area on May 8-10 at the Shoreline Amphitheater in California (where the last number of IO’s have been held).

That’s not specifically shocking, as Google IO is normally held in May, however this would be somewhat earlier in the month compared to usual.

The site likewise includes an image of a pineapple bottom-side-up cake, which is an evident tip that the following version of Android could obtain that name, though it could equally as easily be a red herring.

Android Pineapple Bottom-side-up Cake is a little a mouthful, yet Android Pineapple? That might function, although it doesn’t follow the wonderful reward theme Google has made use of to date.

And let’s not fail to remember, Android Ice Lotion Sandwich wasn’t exactly succinct. 

What we want to see

Google IO is certain to consist of some tasty Android news, but that’s not all we want from it. Here are several of our main wishes.

1. An Android P beta

We may learn some features of Android P prior to Google IO 2018, but there’s likely to be a great deal of additional info at that event as well as hopefully likewise a beta, to make sure that anyone brave enough to take care of the pests can attempt it out for themselves.

There’s a good chance we’ll get this also, considering that Android Oreo went into beta during Google IO 2017.

2. Android P’s name

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As well as details as well as a beta, we’d love to figure out what Android P will really be called. Our only idea until now is a picture of a pineapple bottom-side-up cake, found by The Edge on Google’s IO web site, and also we suspect that may be a red herring.

But we probably won’t locate out, as Google has the tendency to reveal this information later in the year, so it could be anyone’s guess for a long time yet.

3. Android Wear 3.0

Could we obtain Android Put on 3.0 at Google IO 2018? It’s absolutely feasible, considering that Android Use 2.0 will be over a years of age by that point.

There’s no actual evidence of it, however Google has actually flaunted Android Put on at IO previously, as well as the event has actually even been used to announce smartwatches such as the LG G Watch as well as Samsung Gear Live.

So we want to see the next variation of Google’s smartwatch operating system at this year’s IO, and also if some brand-new wearables land along with it after that all the better.

4. A VR push

Google obtained much more heavily right into Virtual Reality with Musing, introduced back at IO 2016, and we’d prefer to see one more big VR push at this year’s event.

That might suggest the announcement of brand-new VR games and also experiences or perhaps some brand-new Virtual Reality hardware – though we wouldn’t trust that, as a new variation of the Google Musing Sight landed in late 2017.

5. Assistant improvements

Google Assistant is arguably the very best AI assistant about, but there’s still room for enhancement as well as ideally a brand-new and also better variation of it will be introduced at Google IO 2018.

There’s a lot that we’d like from it, but maybe most significantly we desire it to obtain also much better at hearing as well as comprehending exactly what we’re saying – and being able to usefully react to our requests.

6. Google House software application updates

Google Residence in its different types is a suitable clever audio speaker, as well as we wouldn’t particularly anticipate to see any type of new Home hardware at Google IO 2018 (though information that the House Max is coming to even more countries would be appreciated), yet just what we may obtain is enhancements to the software.

Whether that’s a much more receptive app, compatibility with more gadgets as well as solutions, or something else totally, we desire it.

7. Surprises

One point we constantly like at events like these is surprises, and also with so unknown about Google IO 2018 until now, we may also get some. That’s if everything isn’t leaked in the months prior to it kicks off.

  • Before Google IO 2018 there’s MWC 2018