MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — The core of Google’s annual conference is its Android system that powers 80 percent of the world’s smartphones.READ MORE: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs Unemployment, Vaping Bills
Google’s three-day conference, called Google I/O, starts Wednesday in Mountain View, California.
Google gives Android away for free to device makers. Google designs it to highlight its search engine, maps and other features, giving the company more opportunities to sell the digital ads that generate most of its revenue.READ MORE: Area Businesses Looking To Benefit From Fort Lauderdale Air Show
The bias toward Google’s own services is now the subject of antitrust investigation by European regulators trying to determine whether the company is stifling competition in the increasingly important mobile market.
Besides updates for the phone, Google is likely to unveil new features coming to other gadgets such as Android Wear smartwatches and possibly Android TV streaming devices.MORE NEWS: Going To The Fort Lauderdale Air Show This Weekend? Here's What You Need To Know
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