Google’s annual developer conference is going to kick off tomorrow in San Francisco. There have been countless rumors about what we can expect from Google I/O 2014. A new report published today reiterates something that we have heard multiple times in the past. The company is believed to unveil a new version of Android during the keynote. Google’s Android boss Sundar Pichai will be making the announcement when the time comes.
Businessweek reports that Google’s OEM partners have been complaining that fall releases of new software put its devices at a disadvantage during the holiday season. That’s because Google’s Nexus lineup is the first to receive the latest Android updates, so for users they become a much more compelling option, particularly during the lucrative holiday shopping season.
So its believed that this time around Google will unveil the details about the next version of Android ahead of time, for OEMs’ sake. Though this doesn’t mean that Google is going to start delivering updates before or alongside its Nexus devices. It may have another plan up its sleeve, something that we’ve heard of as Android Silver. The company is expected to talk about this program at I/O 2014.
Apart from the Android announcement, Google is expected to talk about wearable devices during its keynote at I/O 2014. LG and Samsung’s Android Wear smartwatches may also be formally unveiled tomorrow.