Google announced that on July 8th the search giant is having an online-only event for its smart home developer community. Google had canceled their May 12th ‘I/O’ conference earlier this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. They even chose to not host an online replacement at the time. Now, it seems as though California will be rolling back its plans to reopen on account of a massive spike in new coronavirus cases. This time, if Google wants to get anything out there, it will have to push through with a virtual event.
Michele Turner, Google’s Smart Home Ecosystem Product Management director, will begin the ‘Hey Google’ Smart Home event with a keynote speech. Turner will speak about Google’s latest in smart home products. The company will also introduce new tools that are intended to make it easier for software developers to integrate Google Assistant. Then, there will be a panel discussion that will include representatives from some of the most popular smart home device manufacturers. The panel will discuss how COVID-19 has affected the industry and their businesses in particular.
The virtual event is free, so If you want to attend ‘Hey Google’, all you’ll need to do is register on its website. Along with the ability to sign up, you can find the virtual event’s complete schedule on the official hub. Also, you will find links to the individual sessions and shortcuts that will allow you to easily add them to your Google calendar. Google didn’t mention if it’s hosting further virtual events for more of its other products, but if the Smart Home sessions go as planned, we can expect more things like this from Google in the future.
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