Google I/O Conference 2012
Another eagerly anticipated event coming from one of the major players in the world of mobile.
Google’s Keynote is always a rather largely awaited date in the mobile calendar, and especially so in recent weeks with a large amount of change and a number of significant announcements from other companies and competitors.
With the official launch of Windows Phone 8 and the announcement of the impending release of iOS 6 this Autumn, Google is expect to officially publicise their new operating system, JellyBean Android 4.1, amoung other features.
Five main rumours have been circling the event are:
A low-priced Nexus Tablet – featuring a 7″ screen, 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, NFC, 1.2MP camera and the latest version of Android’s operating system, Jelly Bean.
Android 4.1 JellyBean – various speculation over exactly what to expect but the majority are leaning toward a new search bar and background image, as well as the launch of ‘Google Assistant’, as Siri-esque feature.
Maps for iOS – continuing rumours circle about a stand-alone Google Maps app.
Google Hardware – additional suggestions seem to think we’re going to see a new round of OEMs releasing Chrome-based PCs, in unison the with already announced Samsung Chromebox and Chromebooks.
More include spectacle over Pinterest for Android, Google TV, Project Glass, plus Chrome, Google+, YouTube and GoogleDrive updates.