Google I/O, Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) annual convention dedicated to showcasing Android, is around the corner. Rumors of new Android products are flowing throughout the Internet and tech media as the excitement builds for the keynote address and other news to come out of the Android developers’ conference. In celebration of this upcoming event, we have put together a list of some of the products, hardware, and software expected steal a bit of the spotlight in late June.
1. Android Wear
Google first announced the extension of its Android platform to wearable technology in March. It is a possibility that we may see prototypes the first devices to actually use this technology at Google I/O since Android Wear is a product meant for developers. Or, at the very least, some sort of update on the software will be given during the conference.
2. Android TV
A resurrection of Google TV under the name Android TV is a popular rumor is making the rounds. The smart television platform was first introduced in 2010, but never quite caught on in the way Google expected. Now with the Internet of things and more interest in smart televisions, it could be an opportunity for a relaunch. A report from last year suggested that the rebranding would start in 2014. Google I/O could be that platform.