The Google I/O 2017 developers conference kicks off later today, May 17, from the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. The three-day event will almost certainly see the arrival of new hardware and software from the tech giant. What these means for Apple and iOS could prove interesting.
First held in 2008, Google I/O typically focuses on building web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open sources such as Android, Chrome and Chrome OS. It’s at this event last year when the company introduced Google Assistant, Google Duo, Google Allo, and Google Home.
At Google I/O 2017, the company is likely to announce an iOS version of Google Assistant. The new standalone app may feature “a blend of the ‘chat’ style functionality in the Google Allo version of Assistant and the voice-controlled version found on Android,” according to a report earlier this week.
Besides Google Assistant for iOS, Google could also announce a standalone virtual reality headset codenamed “WorldSense,” release Android O, and provide Google Home updates.
AppAdvice will provide coverage of Google I/O 2017 as it relates to Apple products today and throughout the week. Today’s keynote begins at 10 a.m. PDT.
You can live stream the event at this link.
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