On June 27, developers will descend on the Moscone Center in San Francisco for the annual Google I/O conference. The event brings together prGoogle I/O Conferenceogrammers working on Google’s Chrome, Android and Google+ platforms to collaborate and learn about the company’s plans for the future.

While those in attendance have more than 100 technical sessions, 16 code labs, and one-on-one interactions with Google employees to look forward to, industry attention has been focused on the opening keynote address. Google is expected to announce some big things, and there’s plenty of speculation as to what that will be.

  • Android Jelly Bean InformationWeek and many others want to hear more about Android 4.1, codenamed Jelly Bean. That latest dessert-themed name had been generally assumed to be version 5.0, but last week a preview of 4.1 Jelly Bean was temporarily listed with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the Google Play Store, revealing only minor updates to the operating system.
  • GigaOm has “confirmed with multiple sources who are familiar with Google’s plans” that a new cloud services platform is in the works. It’s said to be positioned against similar offerings from Amazon and Microsoft, which offer “Infrastructure as a Service” (IaaS) to corporate customers – essentially hardware resources located in remote data centers.
  • Rumors have abounded about a potential Google Nexus Tablet, but Gizmodo Australia is reporting that it’s read a training document on that very product. The tablet supposedly has a 7-inch screen, 1.3GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM and is built by Asus. The price is expected to be $199 for an 8GB version and $249 for 16GB storage.
  • Pinterest app Speaking of Australia, Ausdroid noticed that Pinterest is exhibiting at I/O, and their booth listing says that their mobile app is “now available for Android.” The photo-sharing website currently only has a mobile app for iOS.

Of course there’s an Android app dedicated to the conference as well. The companion app is designed mainly for those attending I/O 2012, with detailed session, code lab, and speaker information as well as a floor map, but it also has live streaming video on Android 3.0+ devices. Streaming content will also be available on the conference website.


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