Android CEO Shares His Thoughts On Upcoming Google I/O, 2013
With Google I/O just around the corner, we got a chance to nick in a few juicy insights from none other than the CEO of Android himself, Mr. Sundar Pichai who did manage to give a few teasers as to exactly what we might expect to get from the three day mega event scheduled to be held from May 15th-17th in San Francisco. Speaking to the IT based magazine “Wired”, here is what Mr. Pichai had to say;
- On the relationship between Chrome and Android: “Android and Chrome are both large, open platforms, growing very fast. I think that they will play a strong role, not merely exist. I see this as part of friendly innovation and choice for both users and developers.”
- On Facebook Home: “It’s exciting that Facebook thought of Android first in this case. Android was intended to be very customizable. And we welcome innovations. As for the specific product, my personal take on it is that time will tell.
- On Samsung’s Android dominance: “The relationship is very strong on a day-to-day basis and on a tactical basis. So I’m not that concerned. Historically the industry has had long stable structures. Look at Microsoft and Intel. They were very codependent on one another, but it served both of them well
- On future Nexus hardware: “You will see a continuation of what we have tried to do with Nexus and Chromebooks. Any hardware projects we do will be to push the ecosystem forward.”
- On slow Android updates: “We are thinking about how to make Android handle updates better. We see ways we can do this. It’s early days. We’re talking with our partners and working our way through it. We need time to figure out the mechanics, but it’s definitely an area of focus for me and for the team.”
- On what to expect from I/O this year: “Both on Android and Chrome, we’re going to focus this I/O on all of the kinds of things we’re doing for developers, so that they can write better things. We will show how Google services are doing amazing things on top of these two platforms.”
Google I/O is indeed shaping out to be an exciting proposition not just for developers but for all Android enthusiasts. Stick around for more updates and insights into everything you ever wanted to know about your favorite Google products as we get ready for the big event commencing this Wednesday.