Google Schedules Google I/O 2013; What Surprises Will Be Waiting?
It’s not even winter yet, and warm spring weather is even farther away, but Google’s already getting its calendar squared-up for May. Registration details won’t be available until sometime in February, but consider this an early save-the-date: Google will be running its annual Google I/O developer’s event from May 15-17 at San Francisco’s Moscone Center West.
May has actually been the preferred month for Google I/O in years past, but for 2012 Google ended up shifting things to late June, instead. That also marked the move from a two-day to a three-day event, a trend that seems to be continuing.
Last year, Google had a nice selection of new Android hardware to show-off, with the Nexus 7 as the standout product. We also got to see some of the company’s progress with its wearable Project Glass, learning about how (super expensive) developer models would first become available, and saw the debut of Google’s troubled Nexus Q Android appliance, which has since been shelved.
So, what might we have to look forward to in 2013? Could a commercially viable Project Glass be ready for prime time? Will a re-thought Nexus Q take its second stab at a launch? Maybe Google will have another new tablet to share, with some interesting hook like a flexible display. Let us know some of your predictions in the comments below.