Google I/O takes place just a week after Microsoft held its much-hyped ‘secret’ event in Hollywood, at which it revealed details of its own tablet computer.
The Google event, which takes place 27-29 June at the Moscone Center, is expected to attract more than 1,000 delegates. For those not able to attend, it can be viewed digitally via a live feed.
The technology giant will also use Google I/O to promote the launch of a Google TV set-top box, while senior executives will deliver keynotes.
Google's first foray into the own-brand tablet market will see it attempt to gain share from the likes of Apple's iPad, Amazon's Kindle and Microsoft's yet-to-launch Surface. Google already competes indirectly in the tablet arena, as some devices are powered by its Android operating system.