May 09 AT 12:39 PM Alberto Vildosola 6 Comments

Google confirms that this year’s Google I/O will be all about Android

Just in case you had any doubt that this year’s Google I/O is going to be all about Android all the time, Google just went ahead and cleared that up for you. The company just kicked off the final countdown to the popular event, and they made sure we know Android will be the star of the show by saying:

This year’s keynote presentations will highlight the biggest opportunities for developers and feature two of our most popular and important developer platforms: Android and Chrome. Google engineers from Andy Rubin and Sundar Pichai’s teams will unveil new features, preview upcoming updates, and provide new insights into the growing momentum behind these platforms. Vic Gundotra

Key phrase here being “preview upcoming updates”. Is it me or does something smell like Ice Cream Sandwich around here?

Google also took the time to brag about how this year’s conference is the biggest one ever. With more than “5,000 participants from 60 countries, including 110 sessions, 261 speakers and 152 Sandbox partners”. If you’re not one of those 5,000 lucky people, you’ll be able to keep up with the event at I/O Live from the comfort of your home.

Interestingly enough, only one person (Sundar Pichai, right) on that picture above has nothing to do with Android. With the other two being, Andy Rubin, SVP of Mobile and Vic Gundotra, SVP of Social, aka the guy that ripped Apple a new one at last year’s I/O.

Looking at that photo you might think these guys are just very happy to see you. But don’t let those sympathetic smiles fool you, behind those friendly faces are three guys who will use every chance they get to throw a punch at competitors over the next couple of days — and we’ll love it every time they do.

Source: Official Google Blog

Alberto is a college student living somewhere between Miami, Sarasota and the World Wide Web. Although a former iPhone owner, Alberto is now a proud Android enthusiast. You can follow Alberto on Twitter and Google+ for his thoughts unworthy of an article.

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  • http://Website Mark

    God, I’ve never been this excited for anything since the first time I ate sliced bread.

  • http://Website sy

    All about Android? Did you miss the part where they say the presentations will also feature Chrome?

    • http://Website Hans

      Perhaps they’re hinting at Chrome integration in Android? :O

  • brombomb

    Or if you’re lucky enough to have a Google I/O extended, and you signed up you can attend there. Here’s what my I/O Extended schedule looks like:

    10:00 am – 11:00 am Streaming of I/O Keynote
    11:15 am – 12:15 pm Streaming of I/O Breakout Session I

    Honeycomb Highlights
    WebGL Techniques and Performance

    12:15 pm – 12:30 pm Snack Attack
    12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Streaming of I/O Breakout Session II

    Android Protips: Advanced Topics for Expert Android App Developers
    Chrome Web Store Publisher Forum

    1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Lunch
    2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Streaming of I/O Breakout Session III

    Don’t just build a mobile app. Build a business.
    Super Browser 2 Turbo HD Remix: Introduction to HTML5 Game Development

    3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Streaming of I/O Breakout Session IV

    Fireside Chat with the Android Team
    HTML5 Today with Google Chrome Frame

    4:45 pm – 5:45 pm Streaming of I/O Breakout Session V

    How to NFC
    Web Fonts are changing the Web. Learn Why.

    6:00 pm – 7:25 pm Streaming of I/O Breakout Session V


    Clearly not ALL about Android. Also the Google I/O app has been released for days which has a full schedule.

  • http://Website DroidCLH

    I want an announcement of Ice Cream and the next nexus for verizon