|By Shelly Palmer||
|June 22, 2014 09:37 PM EDT||
With Google I/O coming up in just a few days, it’s time for a second edition of The Google Tracker, what we hope will be a bi-yearly look at what’s going on at Google HQ. Just like last time, we’ll have a potent mix of news, (good) rumors, and a bit of informed speculation thrown in. We’re not personally guaranteeing all of this will show up at Google I/O—this is more of a to-do list of upcoming projects, most of which we aren’t attaching an expected time frame to. Still, with Google’s product launch extravaganza just around the corner, it’s a good idea to have a fresh set of potential announcements in your head. This year could see Google tackling everything from watches to TVs to enterprise computing. One project that we definitely expect to launch at I/O is Android Wear, Google’s big push into wearable computing.
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