Google I/O 2011 is just a few days away and it will host a large number of developers who will be keen to spend two days learning more about Google’s technologies including Android, Google Chrome, Google APIs, Google Web Toolkit and App Engine among others.
Google I/O will be held on May 10 and 11 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco with the BootCamp being held on May 9, 2011 at the Mission Bay Conference Center is San Francisco. Google I/O 2011 will also have I/O Extended sessions which will be hosted around the world by Google offices, their partners and student ambassadors.
Google has released an official Google I/O app for Android. You can download the Google I/O 2011 app for Android to keep track of all the schedules, detailed session and speaker info, companies in developer sandbox and more.
This years Keynote speakers have not yet been announced, but it would more likely than not be Android SVP, Andy Rubin and Sundar Pichai the SVP of Google Chrome OS.
Google I/O 2011 might spring up several surprises in the form of the new Android OS codenamed Ice Cream, which will unify the tablet and mobile phone OS. Currently, Google is dealing with multiple OS in the form of Gingerbread for mobiles and Honeycomb for tablets. A unified OS will give developers and manufacturers a simpler way to develop and deploy Android on different devices.
There might also be announcement about Google Chrome OS enabled netbooks being made available to the general public. There have been rumors that Chrome OS based netbooks will be available in June-July 2011 and it looks like Google I/O would be the best time for that announcement. Other than that, there might be other surprises in the form of updates to Google TV and Google Mobile Ads.
Here is the Google I/O 2011 schedule and keynotes that are going to be held this year.
Google I/O 2011 Schedule and Keynotes
Monday, May 9th 2011
- On-site check-in – 1PM to 6PM
- I/O BootCamp – 9AM to 5PM
Tuesday, May 10th 2011
- On-site check-in from – 7AM to 9PM
- Keynote – 9AM to 10AM
- Developer Sandbox – 10AM to 5:30PM
- Breakout Sessions – 10AM to 5:30PM
- Office Hours – 12PM to 6:30PM
Wednesday, May 11th 2011
- On-site check-in from – 7AM to 3PM
- Keynote – 9:30AM to 10:30AM
- Developer Sandbox – 10:30AM to 5:30PM
- Breakout Sessions – 10:45AM to 5:15PM
- Office Hours – 12PM to 5:30PM
Google I/O will also hold several Office Hours session on Tuesday and Wednesday where they will talk about Google Chrome, Geo Location, Google Apps, App Engine, Developer Tools, YouTube, Android, Google TV and Google Mobile Ads among other things. You can visit this page to know proper timings of the Office Hours.
The Breakout Sessions will focus on the similar topics as the Office Hours, however, those sessions will go into more details. You can find schedule of the Breakout sessions here.
You can visit the official Google I/O 2011 site for more information about the events and schedule.