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Google I/O kicks off tomorrow - What are you most looking forward to?

By Adam Zeis on 24 Jun 2014 03:30 pm

Google's annual I/O developer conference kicks off tomorrow in San Francisco (be sure to check out our live blog!) and that means there will be plenty of awesome Android news and some new goodies for us to take in. There have been plenty of surprises in years past, ranging from new OS features to that crazy Google Glass skydiving extravaganza.

As the boys at Android Central break down, Google I/O will have plenty in store not just for Android fans, but for connected device fans as well. Android Wear, Google Glass and Chromecast news a'plenty is all on the docket, so you certainly won't want to miss a minute of it.

Google Glass

Since it was first announced two years ago, Google Glass has seen a few improvements, but still has a long way to go. It was just recently made available to anyone who wants to shell out $1500, so even more Explorers have had their chance to check out Glass. Still, there are plenty of issues hindering Glass right now including poor battery life and buggy software. Thusly, many are hoping that issues like hardware improvements for battery life and updated Glassware are on tap this year, moving glass closer to a full-retail device set for public consumption.

Android Wear

Android Wear was announced a few months back and has been buzzing ever since. We've seen various photos and videos of both the Moto 360 and LG's G Watch, but we haven't really seen any Android Wear devices in action and up close — hopefully that all changes tomorrow. Rumors have been flying about both devices for months, so we could see the next wave of smartwatches in the very near future.

Even though their new line of Gear devices is still fairly new, Samsung is also rumored to have an Android Wear device in the hopper. It's been reported that the new device may be unveiled during I/O, which wouldn't come as too much of a surprise since Samsung was announced as and Android Wear partner right from the get-go (along with HTC, ASUS and others).

Auto Link

Google is also rumored to be cooking up an in-car solution to compete with Apple's CarPlay platform. Dubbed Auto Link, the system will use the built-in controls in your vehicle to take command of a dash-projected screen. This all comes as part of the Open Automotive Alliance announced earlier this year, of which Google, GM, Audi, Honda, Hyundai and NVIDIA are all a part.

Tune in Tomorrow!

Of course there will be more beyond just wearables — new tables and other Androidy goods will be on tap as well. Check back tomorrow at 9am PT / 12p ET for all of our Google I/O coverage. We'll be [live blogging the entire keynote](, and we'll have plenty of coverage above and beyond that. You won't want to miss it!

What are you most looking forward to from Google I/O? Android Wear? Auto Link? Hit up the comments and let us know!

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Google I/O kicks off tomorrow - What are you most looking forward to?

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Google's push into a connected home will be very interesting I think! And of course, the newest android version for my nexus 5!

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