Google I/O 2017 Preview: What to expect from today’s developer conference keynote

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As ever, we’re expecting big things from Google’s annual I/O developer conference, so read on to learn what to expect as the company prepares to release a new version of Android O, its next mobile operating system.

Google I/O 2017 Schedule and Dates: What time is the keynote?

Google I/O takes place between May 17-19 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.

The main keynote is scheduled for Wednesday May 17 at the following times, or you can find the full schedule here.

  • 10am PDT (PT)

  • 1pm EDT (ET)
  • 6pm BST

Below, you’ll find details of how to live stream the I/O 2017 keynote (as soon as they become available).

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Google I/O 2017 Live Stream: How to watch the keynote

Google traditionally live streams it I/O keynote address, and we wouldn’t expect this year to be any different.

Details of how to watch this year’s keynote haven’t been revealed yet, but expect an imminent announcement and details of the live stream to be made public on Google’s main I/O website, its YouTube channel, or both.

We’ll update this section as soon as we learn more, so stayed tuned – we have it on good authority a live stream of the I/O 2017 keynote is happening.

To pass the time until this year’s Googlepalooza, here’s last year’s keynote in full.

Google I/O 2017: Latest news and rumours

Google I/O is the search giant’s annual developer conference, which it holds in San Francisco. It’s used as a platform to showcase the latest software developments from the company, with popular topics including Android and Chrome.

To give you an idea of what to expect, Google I/O 2016 saw announcements about:

This year, it’s almost certain that we’re going to see the latest version of the mysterious Android O announced at the show.

Right now, it’s in alpha preview, meaning it’s technically only intended for Google’s developer community, but at I/O 2017, we’re expecting to see the first beta release launched.

That’ll mean its less problematic for more casual users to download and explore, although bugs and glitches will still be plentiful, based on our experience.

Other possible news includes Android Wear 3.0, additional Google Home and Google Assistant announcements, and probably some updates on virtual reality and augmented reality.

We’re also likely to hear more about Project Treble, Google’s new initiative to help streamline Android updates on third-party devices.

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We’ll update this article when more solid news comes through, so stay tuned.

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