Google is expected to announce some big news tomorrow at its I/O developer conference. Now it turns out Xiaomi is also set to unveil something new during the event on Wednesday.
— Hugo Barra (@hbarra) May 17, 2016
The teaser was shared by Hugo Barra, Xiaomi’s global vice president and a former Google exec. It doesn’t reveal much, but the image may provide a few hints on what to expect from the I/O announcement.
The combination of volume controls and what looks like a track wheel suggests we could be looking at some sort of remote. Xiaomi might be in California this week to announce a new Android TV box. In that case, we’re guessing Google is also planning a big update to its TV streaming platform, which the company first announced two years ago at I/O 2014.
Of course, it’s possible Xiaomi could have something completely different planned. Google is expected to hit a ton of bunch topics at I/O, from the latest version of Android to a new virtual reality headset. The Chinese company could easily surprise us with an unexpected new gadget.