Google I/O 2012: Where to Live Stream Keynote of Developer Conference

  @ceylanwrites on June 27 2012 8:06 AM

Google's annual developers conference kicks off on June 27 with the highly anticipated keynote, which starts at 9.30 a.m. PT.

It can be live streamed here through any tablet, phone or browser.

This year, I/O Live will also feature exclusive online content such as backstage interviews, talks with attendees, and a first-look at the demos.

While Google has kept quiet about what it will be unveiling at the conference, it is expected to be Android-centric, with the possible release of a 7-inch Nexus Tablet, manufactured by Asus.

The tablet, which has been reported to cost $199 for its 8GB model, is set to rival Amazon's Kindle Fire.

The conference is also expected to be an opportunity to learn more about Android's new operating system dubbed Jelly Bean, or Android 4.1

If unveiled at Google I/O, it will most likely be released in the second quarter on Google's flagship smartphone, according to ZDnet.com.

It's difficult to get as excited about Android software updates as those of Apple's iOS, because manufacturers and carriers aren't clearing the new versions quick enough, and therefore many people are left with older versions of the software on their devices. 

Nonetheless, here are five things we'd like to see from Jelly Bean.

Chrome: It's speedy, elegant and one of the best browsers out there, but it still hasn't become Android's default browser. We hope Google gets rid of Chrome Beta and replaces Android's current default browser with a full version of Chrome. 

Google Voice Assistant: Voice recognition is currently the hottest feature on mobile devices, and with Google reportedly working on a new version of its voice assistant, which will rival Siri and Samsung's S voice, it would only make sense for Android's Jelly Bean to support this feature.

Clean Up Google Play: Currently the Google Play store is a mess -- full of junk apps and malware problems. The Android update should come with a clean up, where only reliable apps show up in the top searches. We can also hope for better music and video content in the Google Play Store. 

More Devices: With the backlog of Android updates, it would make sense for Google to roll out more phones and tablets that will support the new Jelly Bean update. Aside from the anticipated new tablet and phone, the Galaxy Nexus will likely be the first existing Android phone to get the update, and older devices will undergo long delays as seen with Android's Ice Cream Sandwich. 

Timely Updates: Whatever the update might be, we hope they can be released in a timely manner on Android phones and tablets. Ice Cream Sandwich was released more than seven months ago, and still the majority of Android devices have not been updated. 

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