Google I/O: This year's event will be all about Android and Chrome

In just a few hours, Google I/O will begin and Google have updated their blog with some details of what to expect.

Google I/O is a yearly event that Google hosts in San Francisco over 2 days. The main focus is developers, so there's plenty of workshops and talks on how to get the most out of Google's APIs and Services, but it's also a time when Google likes to announce what's coming down the Line. In 2010, for example, we got a preview of Android 2.2, also known as Froyo, as well as some hints as to what to expect from Android down the line.

This year is likely to be no different and, according to Google themselves, the main focus will be Android and Chrome.

This year’s keynote presentations will highlight the biggest opportunities for developers and feature two of our most popular and important developer platforms: Android and Chrome. Google engineers from Andy Rubin and Sundar Pichai’s teams will unveil new features, preview upcoming updates, and provide new insights into the growing momentum behind these platforms.

Normally if you wanted to follow Google I/O, your best options were finding a live blog from a journalist at the scene or waiting a few hours for the videos to be uploaded later, but this year will be different as Google plans to stream the whole event live for the very first time - including the after hours party.

Google I/O is also famous for one more thing - swag. Last year, Google gave every attendee a brand new HTC EVO 4G, just for showing up! It is no surprise, then, that this year's tickets sold out in less than an hour.

To help drum up a bit more excitement, Google have a countdown clock on the I/O website. Google I/O is set to kick off at 9am PST. Can't wait that long, or missed out on tickets yourself? Try downloading the official Google I/O android app and see what you'll be missing out on.

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