How to Watch Google’s I/O Developers Conference Live

Google_IO_1-androidabilityGoogle’s annual developers conference, Google I/O, kicks off on Wednesday, and we’ll likely see a preview of all the new features coming to the next generation of Android devices.

The invite-only event will be live streamed starting at 9 a.m. PT, with a keynote in San Francisco. You can watch the presentation here (and below). And we’ll be bringing you news and analysis throughout the event on our live blog, along with the video.

Though we don’t know exactly what will be announced on stage, we’re placing our bets on a few focus areas. The successor to Android’s KitKat mobile operating system is rumored to make its first appearance — either version 4.5 or 5.0 — and it could be called Lollipop. The new software will likely have a newly designed user interface, and will come with added security to thwart off an uptick in malware.

We’re also expecting Google to spend a significant amount of time discussing Android Wear, Google’s software platform for wearables and smartwatches that was announced in March. Motorola’s Moto 360 smartwatch and the LG G Watch are the first two devices powered by Android Wear, and those might get official debuts on stage at I/O.

Other rumored topics on the docket include Google’s plans for a smart home takeover with Nest, a relaunch of Google TV as Android TV and the Nexus 8 tablet.

Oh, and we can’t forget Google Glass.

by Samantha Murphy Kelly

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