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Well, it is! The 2-day schedule for Google's I/O developer conference is up and running now, so you can check out all the awesome sessions that are going on this year, including those that will be streamed live via video. We're pretty excited, too.

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The "What's New in Android" session pretty much confirms what we're all expecting: a new version of Android to be unveiled at the conference, something Google did not do at last year's I/O. So that's good.

There are also sessions for Android Wear, the ART runtime, a new Android Camera API, several for Chromecast, the annual Android Fireside Chat, and a whole lot more.

Hit up the official Google site linked below to check it out in detail, and read more about the schedule on the Google Developers blog here.

Google I/O Schedule, Thanks, Hisham!

David Ruddock
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  • Marco Mattietto

    "[...]a new version of Android to be unveiled at the conference, which Google has done at every I/O for the last 3 years."

    Except for last year.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Whoops, I forgot about that.

      • Crispin Swickard

        In all fairness we all pretty know know they were going to last year, bbut seemingly just pushed it back since it probably wasn't ready.

        • Simon Belmont

          Yeah, exactly. I recall some break-out sessions with regards to GPU pipeline improvements that were mentioning a "future version of Android" because they ended up not being allowed to directly mention Android 4.3 because it wasn't unveiled.

          Android 4.3 was supposed to happen at I/O last year. Shit happens and plans change sometimes.

  • Casper

    "The "What's New in Android" session pretty much confirms what we're all expecting: a new version of Android to be unveiled at the conference, which Google has done at every I/O for the last 3 years. So that's good."

    Google didn't release a new version of Android at last years I/O, and it states "... Since last time", which could refer to 4.3 and 4.4.

    • miri

      Last year's I/O was a massive Google Play Services update. Close enough.

      • Dominic Powell

        COuldnt this just be another set of API updates for play services? I mean technically it will be new stuff in Android?

      • Nevi_me

        Agree, they had a lot going on then. I'm interested in the Maps session, and whether they'll have a device for Android Wear, as it is a bit common for them to have a product to let the pack on new platform availability.

  • Seth Merritt

    Camera API yesssssssssss

    • Dominic Powell

      I don't see any mention of the Camera API on the schedule

      • Seth Merritt

        It's in the description of the multi-media session.

  • Dave

    Damn, this is going to be so awesome :D

  • contourman

    We've gone from two two hour keynotes, to one 3 hour keynote to one two hour keynote :(

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      With no Vic.

      • Tomáš Petrík

        And already for the second time, with no Hugo. Man, did I love his keynotes.

        • nxtiak

          I like Hugo Barra and Andy Rubin, too bad they're both gone from Android :(

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Three hours is too damn long. 2 hours is already straining my attention. Higher information density = better.

    • Scott Warner

      To be fair, last year was around 2 hours with an hour of questions/answers

    • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

      Somehow nobody is complaining about Apple's almost 2-hour keynotes ever since their WWDC '07 one

      • Nevi_me

        Meh, they lately just deal with their insecurity about "can't innovate my ass" most of the session. Taking every chance to trash-talk competitors, even falsely at times. Their 64-bit announcement from last year was full of just marketing hype, and if it was about anything not significant I would have been bored (I'm saying the announcement was exciting itself, but they butchered it with their normal marketing style).

        If they cut the trash-talking they could narrow it down to an hour maybe.

  • Jesse Peterson

    My body is ready 😀

  • Blendi Krasniqi

    Hopefully 4.4.3 will not be revealed at I/O. I am expecting something bigger.

    • The Maverick

      or even better 4.5!

      • Dnelleight

        5.0 maybe

        • Zombie

          8.1

          • Seth Merritt

            Get serious, 8.1? Not until they fix the bugs in 8.0.152. I doubt my device will even get 8.1.

          • Michael J Carroll

            I've heard rumors that 8.1 might support low-end devices. Finally, my Galaxy S 12 might get some ROMs made!

    • Grahaman27

      IO is only a month away and we have yet to see 4.4.3... I just mean dont get your hopes up.

      • Crispin Swickard

        It could be skipped, or might happen between now, and then. There might have been issues with it, and they could have nerfed it.

      • NF

        It could easily be announced at io too

    • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

      Android Geeks posted about May 23rd being the update rollout day

      • Simon Belmont

        Yeah. I saw that, too. The time frame makes sense if Google wants to sneak Android 4.4.3 in before the next major update, but their track record is pretty questionable.

        I'm hopeful that it's true, but I'm not gonna bet the farm on it. We'll see in a week.

    • scy1192

      The event for "What's New In Android" says it will go over API changes, so that's pretty definitive for a 4.5 or 5.0 announcement

    • Michael J Carroll

      They talk about new APIs, so hopefully it's at least a new API level.

    • Googler

      4.4.3 will not be at I/O.

  • techlte

    Did anyone else notice the severe lack of Hangouts or GV integration in this schedule. I just completed my first pass of the more obvious topic descriptions and I'm not seeing anything. As a user who ported a number to GV and has utilized XMPP apps for years, I'm currently without access to my number or the ability to place outgoing calls. I was hopeful we'd see something before the 05/15 shutdown, but he we are without a solution and now io '14 has not mention.. I'll keep looking. *Fingers crossed the next version features the integration.

    • shadowx360

      They wouldn't put that directly onto the agenda, it would ruin the surprise.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      How is what Google does with its own closed-platform communication apps relevant to developers of 3rd party apps? (It's not.)

      • techlte

        How is it not? The combination of these services and their driving decisions would make for a great use case. Further, there was that decision to shutdown XMPP access to those very third party developers.. I don't see why it would be so far fetched to expect some related development, replacement, or simply a statement regarding it? Any/all potentially relevant to third party developers.. Your logic is flawed, try again.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

          That's still not a reason for a session.

          • techlte

            That's your opinion BUT I'd like to know more about it.. Funny how that works, relevancy being subjective?

        • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

          If I had to guess, I would say that if they have something to say about this topic it would happen during the keynote. As David said, there's no reason to create an entire session about them putting GV into Hangouts.

          • techlte

            Hindsight. That's not what David initially said, that came later in a reply. Like I said, I'll keep my fingers crossed for it to be included in the version keynote.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/cody-toombs/ Cody Toombs

          Actually, your logic is flawed. These sessions are for app development. They do not reflect each and every announcement made during the keynote. You presume too much.

          • techlte

            Wow, swat one and you get swarmed! You misunderstood the positions, try again. We all understand the purpose of the sessions and from what I'm reading you're the only one to associate them with they keynote?

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/cody-toombs/ Cody Toombs

            Because integration between the two products would only be announced during the keynote, not during sessions. Do you really not get that?

          • techlte

            Reading comprehension. You missed the boat from the start, now you're just spiraling.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/eric-ravenscraft/ Eric Ravenscraft

          "Google is lumping this already-neglected service into a bigger one and quietly shuttering unofficial protocols that a minority of a minority of a minority of its hundreds of millions of users are using. I just can't understand why it's not given high-priority, valuable time at a developer conference aimed at educating devs on all of the many, many, much more important announcements."

        • Jeff Badger

          If there is talk about Google Voice and Hangouts, it would occur during the Keynote and not be an independent session.

    • NF

      That may be something they put in the keynote. The announcement of Hangouts last year didn't have any specific sessions.

  • shadowx360

    Which section do hardware announcements fall under? Waiting for that Nexus 7 2014

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Keynote.

    • iamnotkurtcobain

      You mean Nexus 8 (with K1 from nvidia?)

      • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

        what? since when is N8 coming with K1?

        • Grahaman27

          since the 4.4.3 teardown had nvidia code for the flounder (N8) device, as well as the molly device. I hope so, a K1 nexus tablet would be epic.

          The bad news is, that probably means google will troll us and release 4.4.3 at IO.

          • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

            Having seen what K1 can do graphically, it looks good... but it's Nvidia and their driver policies are the reason nobody wants it.

          • Grahaman27
          • Dominic Powell

            You do realize that a part of playing the Nexus Game now (which is much more mature than it used to be) is to Open source drivers. Nvidia could have improved on this front.

          • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

            K1 Nexus tablet = absolutely potential-less gaming device. No thank you, I've aleady had my experience with original N7

          • Arthur Dent

            K1 is Kepler based ... a whole different ball game than the previous Tegra SoCs based on GeForce ULP

      • kekkojoker90

        snapdragon 805

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

          I'd take the bet on K1, but not at I/O.

          • kekkojoker90

            i know we already see hint in chromium code about nvidia but my post is only an hope :D

      • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

        Fuck no, keep my Nexi away from that Nvidia crap!

    • miri

      As far as I'm aware, hardware announcements only happen when they offer new development opportunities (I/O is a developer conference). Considering that the small form-factor tablet class is already well established, there's no reason to announce one during the conference.

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    Can't seem to find the main keynote, what time is that?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      It's on the histogram. Morning of Day 1.

      • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

        Ah that's why I didn't see it, thanks David!

  • http://twitter.com/PandaPacha PandaPacha

    Google+ is nowhere to be found in this schedule. So dead it is.

    • Jeune Sekwa

      Google identity platform is Google+. So it is not dead.

      • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

        Sadly :/

        • 0.8ight

          Google+ is the best thing that ever happened to the Internet.

          • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

            Yeah right

          • PiLoT .

            in its defense it is missing the mass on people who post every personal decision ever like on facebook so im a fan

      • https://twitter.com/PandaPacha PandaPacha

        GIP is way more than just Google+ auth (witch is known as “Google+ Sign-in”). See the toolkit: https://developers.google.com/identity-toolkit/

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Actually, they're still updating the schedule. Google+ should be on there later: http://www.droid-life.com/2014/05/16/google-plus-dead-io/

      • https://twitter.com/PandaPacha PandaPacha

        OK then. Thanks for the info.

    • Pierre Gardin

      So is Google search. Dead.

  • Guest

    And today is the date I officially go nuts for any bit of information I can find.

    • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

      The obligatory gif lol

      • Tomáš Petrík

        Except this one is not a gif.

  • Luke Applegate

    What is "Polymer" referring to? It is in two of the session titles.

    Also, two of the sessions are: "The Next Five Billion Gamers" and "Play Games: Evolution of our Beloved Form of Entertainment"

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Google is so clever in building the hype with all the hints they give about this I/O, even the name of the keynote itself implies that there will be something BIG

  • nebula

    "Cross-Plattform Design" with Matias Duarte and some others. https://www.google.com/events/io/schedule/session/79edef8b-96d4-e311-b297-00155d5066d7

    Maybe the new (Hera?) design?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

      Hera isn't design. This is likely about unifying design language for your services / apps across Google's platforms (Android and Chrome).

      • nebula

        Duarte said in an interview a few weeks ago, that he wants the same design on every screen.
        This session will probably be about what he was referring to.

  • Dominic Powell

    AM I wrong in thinking that I/O doesn't look as big this year as it was last?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I'd say that you probably are. Let's revisit on June 25th.

    • nxtiak

      Past I/Os have been 3 days, this year it's 2 days

  • Jeff Badger

    Is ESPN coming to Chromecast? I hope so! I found this at https://www.google.com/events/io/sandbox

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Nice spot.

  • Arthur Dent

    Just received an update to Google Play Services 4.4.52. Not sure what's different from 4.4.48.

    http://imgur.com/6se7VoF

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/cody-toombs/ Cody Toombs

      I already looked into it. All they did was strip out a couple of unused resources and made a single minor bug fix. Nothing special.

      • Arthur Dent

        Cool, good to know. Thx

  • CyberPunk

    A session called "Bridging the gap between the web and apps". So that is the "killing" from Matias Duarte's "Mobile is dead"? The Android Police interrogated "Hera" as a murder suspect. :D

  • Adrián Calderón

    I want more/any Open Automotive Alliance info.

    • seeingwhite

      Definitely this. I don't think people realize the impact that Carplay (apple) could have on Android for years to come. Google needs to get out in front on this.

  • Zhelyazko Atanasov

    Why do you think that there will be a new version of Android? Last year there was the same session (as far as I remember) and there was no new Android version...

  • RXG9

    Is hangouts going to get VoIP?

  • Braulio Cesar Holtz Ribeiro

    Android 5 for sure. The presentation is focused on multi-platform and also design... Android will be dedicated not only to smartphones and tablets but also PC's?

  • Michael J Carroll

    "In this session, we will talk about the exciting worlds of apps and search working together to deliver the best user experience possible." Are they finally bringing about search in apps, or using Google Now for other apps, like asking Google to set a status of "Chillin wiff da bestiezz" on Facebook?

  • Guest

    ss

  • http://www.inewtechnology.com/ Mark Cruz

    A lot of secrets unveiled at the Google I/O 2014, I was looking for it and found a recent blog on it. You all must read this latest information - http://bit.ly/1iADYkb

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