Google I/O is going to be good this year. Photo: Google

Google I/O is going to be good this year. Photo: Google

Google I/O is one of the biggest events on the calendar for Android fans, and this year’s event is going to be just as exciting as the last. In addition to the next-generation Android upgrade, we’ll see updates to other Google platforms, and maybe even new devices.

Here are nine things that you won’t want to miss during Google I/O 2015, which runs May 28 and 29. (Updated May 27.)

Microsoft apps will now be pre-loaded on more Android devices. Photo: Microsoft

Microsoft apps will now be pre-loaded on more Android tablets. Photo: Microsoft

Microsoft today announced that 20 new companies will now be pre-loading its apps and services on Android devices sold by them.

Two new Nexus phones this year? Yes please! Photo: Google

Two new Nexus phones this year? Yes please! Photo: Google

Google will attempt to reverse declining Nexus sales with the launch of two new smartphones in 2015, according to a new report. The devices are expected to come in different sizes to appeal to a larger number of consumers, but they may not be accompanied by a new Nexus tablet.

Periscope is finally available to all (except those on Windows Phone and BlacBerry). Photo: Periscope

Periscope is finally available to all (except those on Windows Phone and BlacBerry). Photo: Periscope

Periscope, the increasingly popular live-streaming app from Twitter, is now available on Android. We’ve had to wait two months for it to hit Google Play since making its debut on iOS, but Android users get to enjoy some brand new features iPhone owners don’t have.

Cortana in action on Android. Screenshot: Cult of Android

Cortana in action on Android. Screenshot: Cult of Android

The battle between virtual assistants is about to hot up again as Microsoft Cortana prepares to go cross-platform to take on Siri and Google Now. The intelligent virtual assistant will be arriving on Android and iOS later this year, but you can get a sneak peek in the video below.

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