Source: Government Technology

It is time to start gearing up for Google IO – the annual developer conference of the search giant that comes with bunch of surprises. This year, the internet company is calling the event an “outdoor developer festival” so just get ready to celebrate Android, Chrome, Google Home and more with Google.

What to expect at this year’s Big Google IO event?

The dates of the Google IO 2017 are May 17 to May 19 and it will be taking place at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. In 2016 as well, the Google IO 2017 took place at the same place. At last year’s event, the search giant made exciting announcements of the Allo and Duo Apps, Google Assistant, Google Home, Android Wear 2.0, Android Instant Apps, details on Android Nougat and the Daydream VR platform.

Even this year, we are expecting big announcements from Google possibly in relation to Android, Google Home and its virtual reality platform. If you are interested in Google IO 2017 registration and if you are a developer, then go to the Google IO website to start the sign-up process now. One important thing is that “you must be invited to register”. The event, as it looks like, is geared towards developers but it is also relevant for people who are interested in smart home devices, Android, phones, Chrome, Virtual Reality, new apps, tablets and self-driving cars, among others.

Android will – as usual – be the star of the big Google IO event. Google’s Android Nougat is the latest release and now the internet giant will officially welcome Android O the coming May. We do not know the official name of the Android but there are several rumors whirling in the market that say the name could be Android Oreo.

One of the best features of Android O is Background limits that will make applications less taxing on the battery of the user’s device by making limits more transparent to developers. The feature will do the same for your battery life that Data Saver did for wireless bills.

Reports on Android Wear 2.0 and Google Home

In February, Android Wear 2.0 was launched so it is unlikely for the search giant to announce a big update to the wearable operating system at the upcoming event. However, we do expect at least some discussion about the revamped wearable OS. It is possible that Android Wear 2.0 apps could be announced at the event or maybe we would be seeing a brand-new smartwatch.

As for Google Home, it was introduced by the ads giant at Google IO 2016 as the first smart speaker. We may see an updated version of the device at this year’s event or maybe we will see new features for the device. In addition to this, there are rumors that Google Home could include another new feature – multiple user support.