Highly anticipated: All eyes will be on Google today as the company kicks off its annual developer conference with a pair of keynotes. The consumer speech (the one most people will care about) starts at 10 a.m. Pacific (1 p.m. Eastern) and can be viewed right here on TechSpot.
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Google’s annual developer conference gets under way today and runs through May 9 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. As is customary, the event will begin with a consumer-focused keynote at 10 a.m. Pacific (1 p.m. Eastern) followed by a developer-oriented session that’ll start at 12:45 p.m. Pacific (3:45 p.m. Eastern).
So, what’s on the docket for today? Odds are, we’ll likely get a much closer look at Android Q and perhaps hear more about Stadia, Google’s streaming game platform. It’s an almost certainty that Google will also unveil its new Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL mid-range smartphones.
Google I/O is the third of the big four developer conferences that take place around the same time each year. Facebook F8 was held from April 30 through May 1 while Microsoft’s Build conference started yesterday and runs through tomorrow. Apple’s WWDC 2019 wraps it up on June 3 through June 7.