Google I/0 2015 Preview: Android M, New Nexus Smartphone and More

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Google's annual I/0 is anticipated to unveil the new Android M mobile operating system. Not just that, the software giant is planning to introduce the successor to the Nexus 6 handset, which could be unveiled at the same developers' conference.

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Developers from around the globe lucky enough to get their hands on a ticket will have a chance to attend the opening Keynote on May 28 when Google reveals what's next in Android.

Google I/0 2015 Preview: Android M, New Nexus Smartphone and More

Google I/O 2015: Dates and Location

Google I/O will be held at Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco. This year Google I/0 runs from 28-29 May.

Here's what we might get to see at Google's I/O 2015:

Google I/0 2015 Preview: Android M, New Nexus Smartphone and More

Android M

At last year's developer conference, Google unveiled the much-anticipated Android L mobile operating system, and this year too we're expecting to see the next chapter in Android. The name "Android M" was already leaked earlier this week on the official I/O schedule under an event description for Android for Work, which, according to local media reports, has since been removed by Google.

If reports are to be believed, Google says that Android is coming to "all kinds of workplaces," and particularly mentions that small businesses, mobile workers and logistics employees will all be able to take advantage of the new operating system.

Google I/0 2015 Preview: Android M, New Nexus Smartphone and More

With most of their focus on the productivity side, it looks like Google will put as much emphasis on their next-gen mobile operating system at this year's I/O as they have in past years.

Google I/0 2015 Preview: Android M, New Nexus Smartphone and More

Google Glass 2.0

The original version of Google Glass was dumped, leading many to speculate that Google might not be interested in continuing its Google Glass Explorer programme. While it might be too early to speculate about the second-generation Google Glass, it's being speculated that Google may use its Google I/O to showcase the next-generation Glass.

Google I/0 2015 Preview: Android M, New Nexus Smartphone and More

Chromecast 2

Google's Chromecast was a huge hit when the tech giant unveiled a couple of years ago. It offers the ability to stream video content from your tablet/smartphone to the big screen TV in your living room, all for just Rs. 2,990.

Now Google is expected to unveil an updated version of its Chromecast on May 28. A session entitled "Designing games for Google Cast" has been added to the Google I/O schedule with topics including "choosing the best Google Cast SDK technology for your game, designing for the mobile and television experience on multiple screens, and adapting existing game design patterns to a multi-screen interactive format".

With Apple set to unravel the new Apple TV at its annual WWDC conference, Google could be ready to bring the Chromecast 2 with much improved features.

Google I/0 2015 Preview: Android M, New Nexus Smartphone and More

Next-Gen Nexus Smartphone

Google is long overdue for an update on their Nexus line. If reports are to be believed, the Chinese tech giant Huawei will manufacture the new Nexus handset. Expected features and specifications are unknown but it is safe to assume that the new Nexus hardware will likely to be powered by a Snapdragon 810 processor, and a 2K resolution display.

Google I/0 2015 Preview: Android M, New Nexus Smartphone and More

Android Wear

Google recently introduce an update to the Android Wear operating system for smartwatches last month. That doesn't mean we won't hear anything new about Android Wear at Google I/O 2015, though. We're hoping that Google will introduce the second-generation Motorola Moto 360 watch at its I/O 2015.

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