The google I/O is a small conference organised by Google so that developers from around the world can share ideas about Google products and various platforms. As Google states at the events page (take a look at the first link):
“Google I/O brings together thousands of developers for two days of deep technical content, focused on building the next generation of web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open web technologies such as Android, Google Chrome, Google APIs, Google Web Toolkit, App Engine, and more.”
The big question is why should we be happy. Well as with all other developers conferences we get to learn about new products, services and everything new the company will offer in the following year along with info on products to be that are currently under development. In this IO we had a few big hits like:
1. Ice Cream Sandwich, the new version of the Android software, will be available in Q4 this year.
2. New version (3.1) of Android for tablets rolling out today for Verizon Xoom in US. The rest of the tablets to follow.
3. Android@Home platform for home automation.
4. New API for creating accessories based on the company’s new Open accessory standard, plus new arduino based ADK.
and many more.
More info in future posts.
Source: Google I/O