Google’s Biggest Event Of The Year, I/O Kicks Off Tomorrow…Watch It Live


Google’s I/O event kicks off tomorrow morning and it’s the single biggest Android/Chrome event of the year. It’ll be hard to top last years skydiving with Google Glass, and Android chief Sundar Pichai has already tempered expectations for new hardware.

Still, we expect to see at least Android 4.3 Jelly Bean bringing some new features and hopefully some improved ones as well. Google’s Babel chat service is also expected to show itself as a unified chat feature featuring Hangouts, Talk and chat. It’s something we’ve wanted to see Google release for a long, long time and we’ll welcome it with open arms. Google Maps, Gmail and other core apps could be redesigned, in both their web form and Android apps.

As for new hardware, well like we said expectations are tempered for new hardware but perhaps Pichai was just throwing us off the scent.

How about what we want to see from Google this week? I’d be content with a Nexus 4 complete with T-Mobile LTE-ready bands. An improved Nexus 7 with a bump in specs would be welcomed, but as for completely new and exciting Nexus devices…I’d bet against it.

The keynote kicks off at 9am Pacific Time tomorrow and it’s the only keynote for the entire week. Clocking in at three hours long, you best be ready to ignore your work for the better part of the morning.

Until then, what do you want to see? What do you hope to see?

The live stream kicks off at the Google I/O link below. 9am Pacific, be there or be square.

Google I/O Keynote

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  • Mark

    I want to hear that they are changing the homepage of to a portal.

  • Also if they announce an LTE ready Nexus 4, I hope Google is prepared to recertify the existing Nexus 4 w/ FCC and send out an update to them with Optimized AWS LTE settings in it. I’d be content with that. Also, I’m absolutely going to buy the updated Nexus 7/8 tablet if it’s announced.

  • sushimane

    this kinda suck i wont be able to watch because of work bummmer!!!

    • spup

      Quit your job! This is Google Fest ’13!

  • Wonder how long until the android upgrade will take to be available for download on my Nexus 4. I’m also all for LTE to be reactivated w T-Mobile!

    • JaswinderSinghJammu

      I wouldn’t buy S4 if they activated LTE on Nexus 4..Hopefully tomorrow there is a news

  • Paul

    – Jelly Bean, and what is bringing to the table as well as release date. My Note 2 is SCREAMING for a new Android OS.

    – Information on the next Nexus devices, as we ALL love to know what’s coming down the pipe with those devices. Wouldn’t mind knowing who’s making the next phone model.

    And please, enough about the Google Glasses, they’re not even available. It was more of a “Let’s show Apple what we have and they don’t…even though it won’t get released.” Honestly, that’s part of what last year’s show was; devices that aren’t available to us now.

    • bob90210

      What’s missing or needs to be changed in Andriod that your Note 2 is screaming for? Seriously, what updates you would like to see?

      Are you aware that I/O is a developer conference? That’s why Google was promoting Glass to developers so that developers can create apps that are ready for release when Glass is released.

      • Paul

        Any new moves to improve the user experience. For example, I’d like to see Google Now incorporated into the launcher but not as a widget. Maybe it can be what Facebook Home failed at.

        I am aware it is a devs conf. Why show a product, say it’ll be available, then it’s not available? That’s what I’m getting at with my rant on Google Glass. Same things with the Nexus Q, I’d like to see that come back.
        Meh, I hope they have some great announcements.

    • Josue

      Do what i did with my note 2…root it

      • Paul

        It is rooted, I also got the unlimited tether. Always helps an android phone to root it.

  • Deadeye37

    Personally, I would love to see a Google Watch that can use your phone to become location aware. I know there are other smart watches out there that do some things like that, but I would love to see what Google could bring to the table. I think it would be much more feasible and affordable than Google Glass. Unfortunately, I doubt that this would happen for a while :(

    On the software side, I’d like to see Android get some more fitness features built into it. What would be awesome is if you could take a photo sphere of your surroundings and then Google detects what exists around you and creates a Cross Fit WOD for you :)

  • steveb944

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I REALLY REALLY REALLY want a Nexus 4 LTE device. I don’t want to have to ‘hack’ my current Nexus 4 just for LTE.

  • Josue

    im sure android 4.3 will be shown tomorrow

  • spup

    Maybe a breathalyzer feature that keeps you from calling your ex when you’re hammered. Wait, I think the S4 does that already…. hands free.

  • Eddie

    Lime pie baby

  • White Nexus 4 with LTE bands, and Nexus 7 with updated processor!

  • ready to see