Google I/O Schedule Points to Heavy Android and Google Assistant Presence

Google has released the first schedule for this year’s Google I/O event in Mountain View and it is evident that Android and Google Assistant are going to be the headliners.  The schedule has multiple Android and Assistant events over the three-day conference with everything from advanced coding sessions to general information sessions.

Some of the events slated for I/O include:

  • 10 tips for building better actions (Google Assistant)
  • An introduction to developing Actions for the Google Assistant
  • Build an AR app with the Poly Toolkit for Unity (Android)
  • What’s new in Android Wear

That’s just a few of the dozens of sessions on tap.

There also appears to be several sessions at Google I/O focusing on IoT and Android Things, the company’s Android variant for IoT.  There are also sessions on the new Flutter SDK which was announced yesterday and, of course, leveraging Android apps in Chrome OS.

It is also expected, during the keynote on the opening day that we will get formally introduced to Android P, the next major version of Android.

Registration for this year’s I/O is now closed so if you haven’t received your notice about getting a ticket (it is a lottery system for those who don’t know), you are pretty much out of luck to attend in person.  That said, Google is very good about streaming keynotes from I/O on YouTube and after the event, will have videos to view from various sessions at the event.  It’s not quite the same as attending in person but they know that more people want to attend than they can accommodate.