Google’s annual developer conference, Google I/O, starts today in San Franciso, California, and opens with a three-hour keynote event.
Whilst we know many of the topics of conversation in this years conference, as always there is bound to be some surprises. Expect to see a lot of talk in the news about the much hyped, and somewhat controversial Google Glass. This is the wearable computer that’s been spotted on well-connected people with increased frequency in the past few months, and is the stuff of nightmares for some of the more paranoid members of our society.
There is rumour abound that Google will announce details of a new subscription music service similar to that of Spotify. Apparently Google has signed licensing deals with Universal Music and Sony Music Entertainment, in addition to one already signed with Warner that will cover both YouTube and the new Google Play.
There should also be news about a revamp for Google Maps screenshots of which were leaked on Tuesday. It is apparently going to be much more “Ad friendly” in an attempt to entice advertisers away from the traditional cost-per-click search engine model which dominates Google’s revenue.
We will of course cover any particularly important breaking news, but you can get all the information you need at Google’s official site here.