The time is almost here for Google I/O. Beginning tomorrow, the annual Google confab will run through Wednesday and Android Community will be there to cover it. LIVE! You can expect up to the minute coverage of everything coming out of the conference. Look for fast links from our Facebook Page, and via Twitter, along with more in depth coverage here on AC. Here’s a quick look of what to expect ….

The Keynotes themselves will be wall to wall about Android and Chrome, so there will be a lot to talk about. There’s a ton of buzz that we’ll hear more about the latest flavor of Android for handsets known as Ice Cream Sandwich. Google will likely also talk about the updates to the Android Market as well. Other topics will include Google TV and Chrome.

As a compliment to the coverage on AC, users can also download the official Google I/O app from the Android Marketplace. We did a detailed breakdown of its features here, and it’s sure to be a great way to follow speeches, official bulletins, and catch the official Google I/O twitter stream as it happens. Then, come back to AC for in depth analysis, a bevy of hands on reporting, and breaking news from inside the event! Don’t miss a minute!

Google I/O: countdown to the keynote kickoff

In less than 24 hours, we’ll be kicking off Google I/O 2011, our annual developer conference here in San Francisco. With more than 5,000 participants from 60 countries, including 110 sessions, 261 speakers and 152 Sandbox partners, this year’s I/O will be the biggest one yet.

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.

Plus, for the first time in Google I/O history, you’ll be able to join us throughout the two days at I/O Live. We’ll live stream the two keynote presentations, two full days of Android and Chrome technical sessions, and the After Hours party. Recorded videos from all sessions across eight product tracks will be available within 24 hours after the conference. Whether you’ll be joining us in San Francisco or from the farthest corner of the world, bookmark and check back on May 10 at 9:00 a.m. PDT for a fun treat as we count down to 00:00:00:

If you’re attending the conference this year, we can’t wait to meet with you and share our vision for the future of web and mobile development. If you aren’t able to make it this year, you can continue to follow us on the Google Code Blog and on Twitter (#io2011) over the next two days as we share photos, videos, news, and recaps of the event. It’s going to be an exciting 48 hours!

Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice President of Engineering



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