Google IO 2018 events schedule released: Device Future Teasing

Chris Burns - Feb 28, 2018, 11:16 am CST
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Google IO 2018 events schedule released: Device Future Teasing

This morning Google posted their event schedule for Google I/O 2018, showing the many ways in which they’ll invigorate their developer masses. The schedule is set for Monday the 7th of May until the 10th of May, 2018. The first day – the 7th – will be exclusively all about pickup of badges. There won’t be any keynotes about how to pick up one’s badge, as developers are expected to know how to pick up their badge as a basic everyday user skill – it’s easy.

The first events for Google IO 2018 (or I/O, however you want to type it,) were posted this morning, on the 28th of February, 2018. They include sessions on Analyzing audiences through Google Play, Android Instant Apps, and Android KTX: “sweetening Android Kotlin development.” There’s a session called “How to Kotlin” led by the lead Kotlin language designer, and sessions on “What’s New” in Android, Android apps for Chrome OS, and Android Wear.

There’s a grand total of THREE events so far in the AR & VR topic category. One is a session called Build an AR app with the Poly Toolkit for Unity. Another session covers development of apps for Daydream standalone headsets (like the Lenovo Mirage Solo.) There’s also a session on the future of the web, insofar that it is immersive (the web, that is.)

The two main Keynotes will take place both on the 8th of May. The first keynote will begin at 10AM Pacific Time and will last about an hour and a half. The second Keynote is scheduled to begin at 12:45 PM and will last approximately an hour.

OF SPECIAL NOTE: The 9th and the 10th include “device pick-up” for developers, which likely means Google is giving away smartphones, cameras, chromebooks, tablets, or something along those lines. Keep your eyes peeled for more info there – likely revealed on the 8th and no sooner. Cross your fingers for something brand new!

For users that cannot attend the events, there’s always SlashGear. On SlashGear you can follow along with the most important announcements made immediately after each of said announcements are spoken aloud by Google. In addition, Google will be live streaming their two main Keynotes and all major Sessions. To see these sessions, head over to Google‘s IO webpage. After the events are over, Google will post their collection of recorded sessions at YouTube.


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