Google’s event for developers, Google i/o, is currently taking place (June 27-29) at the Moscone Center in San Fransisco. This year’s event sold out in just over 20 minutes, despite the doubling in registration price to $900 for general admission. So, what’s all the fuss about and what can we expect from Google this year?
While Apple launched its new operating system iOS6 at its developer conference, Google is expected to launch its latest Android OS, Jelly Bean.
Google is also expected to launch its latest tablet, the Asus Nexus. It is expected to be a low to mid range tablet affordable for most consumers ($199-$250). However, it will run on Jelly Bean, have a seven inch screen and be powered by Nvidia’s Tegra 3 quad-core 1.3GHz Cortex A9 processor.
It is also expected that Google will show of a new range of Nexus smartphones, five in all. These phones will be built by the likes of Samsung and Motorola and be sold at various price points in the run up to Christmas 2012.
Other rumours suggest Google will launch its ‘Google Assistant’, effectively a Siri-like service. This ‘do-engine’ will be powered by Google search engine and be integrated with Google+.
Finally it is expected that Google will launch another cloud service, an ‘infrastructure as a service cloud computing platform’.