The Google I/O schedule is live, and it offers some insight into what we can expect to see at Google’s big developer conference at the end of May.
The agenda already shows a healthy helping of sessions, though it’s possible that Google might add more after the keynote goes live. Some of the topics include video chat for web, iOS, and Android, Notifications on Lollipop, and Gaming on Android TV. There’s even a session on battery performance and tooling, and what’s next with Project Tango.
There was a session listed earlier today that hinted at the existence of Android M, but both the session and description have since been pulled. Of course Google is working on the next version of Android, and of course it starts with the letter M, but this is our first good indication that it’s coming this year, rather than just another year of improvements to Lollipop. We still don’t know what the full desert-flavored name will be (we vote for “Marzipan”), nor what the version number will be.
The story behind the story: This year’s sessions appear to be generally informative rather than developer-centric, compared to last year’s conference. It’s like Google has shifted gears from how to develop for Android, to why.
Those of you who can’t make it to this year’s Google I/O, don’t fret! The opening keynote and most of the sessions will be live streamed online. If you miss a session, you can always watch it later. Also, it appears that some of the sessions will be repeated on the second day.