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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.)

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.

Samsung Flow is now available in beta. Photo: Samsung

Samsung Flow is now available in beta. Photo: Samsung

Samsung Flow, the South Korean company’s answer to Handoff, is now available in beta following its official unveiling at the Samsung Developer Conference last November. If you have a modern Galaxy device, you should be able to try it out, but don’t expect it to be exactly like Apple’s offering.

Cyanogen shacks up with Foxconn. Photo: Cyanogen

Cyanogen shacks up with Foxconn. Photo: Cyanogen

Foxconn has become one of the world’s biggest tech suppliers thanks to its close relationship with Apple assembling iPhones and iPads, but the Chinese company is looking to hedge its bets by investing in the competing Cyanogen operating system.

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