Google I/O is almost upon us, and that means, presumably, some updates to Android. We might not see a full-on update to a new version (5.0) announced at tomorrow's keynote, but we do expect some changes. And while the wishlist might not be as long as it has been in years past, there's still plenty left to do. Here's what we're hoping for.
Babel: More than anything, we’d love to see Google’s rumored Babel chat initiative do what it has promised: unify all chat under one roof. That means your SMS text messages, be they from your carrier’s number or any Google Voice account (throw in MMS for Voice while you’re at it), Google Talk, Hangouts, and any other partners Google brings in. Given Talk’s inclusion in Microsoft’s Outlook.com starting this week, we’re hopeful that will include some outside services, like Messenger, Skype, AIM, or even Facebook.