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Google I/O 2011 Kicks Off On Tuesday, Android In Spotlight

Search engine giant Google’s highly awaited I/O conference is all set to take off on Tuesday, with the company expected to make key Android related announcements.

This year’s Google I/O conference will be the first with the company’s co-founder Larry Page back as the company’s new chief executive officer.

All eyes will converge on San Francisco’s Moscone Center for the conference, with Google launching the I/O Android app to help people keep track on the announcements and product launches during the two-day conference.

Google is most likely to throw the spotlight on its upcoming Chrome OS platform, which is a Chrome browser based operating system running on the cloud. The OS will be targeted towards laptops and netbooks.

The company is also expected to announce some new and recent changes to its search engine algorithm and user interface. The company’s search engine, its bread and butter, continues to leads the market but faces tough competition from Microsoft’s Bing.

Google will also preview the future of its Android Smartphone and tablet operating system platform. The company could unveil the rumoured Android Ice Cream, which is supposed to be a mix between Android 2.3 and Android 3.0 Honeycomb.