Thanks to a post yesterday on the official Google Developers Blog, we can feel absolutely confident that at least some of the ‘significant product updates and announcements’ Sundar Pichai referred to in the earnings call earlier this week will be Google Assistant and smart home-related and will happen on day 2 Google I / O keynote. While this does not mean that smart home gadgets will be the only messages that Google has to share, at least it makes us wonder what in Google’s homepage we could see updated when I / O happens in just 18 days .
We start news from the assistant with our keynote session, which will be livestreamed on May 19 at. 9.45 PST. Expect to hear about what has happened in the assistant in the last year, new product announcements, feature updates and tool changes.
On the occasion of Google Assistant’s 5th birthday, we share our Smart Home journey and the things we’ve learned along the way. We also dive into the product vision, new product announcements, and showcase good assistant experiences built by our developer community. Capture Smart Home keynote on May 19 at 16:15 PST.
via Google Developers Blog
Since we just had an updated Nest Hub and the recently launched Nest Audio, this has us very curious what Google has planned. As I said regarding Sundar Pichai’s comments on ‘significant product updates and announcements’ at I / O, I’m really unsure what we’ll end up seeing. While I would very much like to see a new replacement for the amazing Google Home Max, I just do not know that the market is there for it. Can a Nest Hub Max update be on the way? Or is there a brand new Google Assistant device on the way that we have not even considered?
Google is pretty awful at keeping things under wraps, so if they have hardware that they have managed to keep a lid on for so long, I would be incredibly impressed. They obviously have some things to show off, and maybe some of the new things will be partner products made in collaboration with other companies, which is why there is nothing on the radar right now. Or maybe Google finally figured out how to keep their news strapped in and they really have a few big surprises up their sleeves. Either way, I’m getting pretty excited about what’s being shown at the conference in under 3 weeks. I / O is always a great showcase for what Google does and it feels like it might just be a little extra special this year. We’ll know soon enough.
VIA: Android authority