Our friends over at AndroidAuthority have a pretty cool exclusive today. Apparently there are still a few cool surprises coming at Google I/O 2013 in a couple of days. First, they confirmed from very reputable sources that Google Watch is definitely a go, and will likely launch at Google I/O this year. In fact, the watch is already supposedly designed, built and in mass production now. It is designed to function much like Google Glass, including voice commands. For now it is still not a self-contained device and will need to be tethered to your smartphone, but Google is working on a version which will function on its own. Their source also made it clear the Google Watch is being built by Motorola. Second, Google plans to introduce some big updates to a couple of their most popular services: Google Maps and Gmail. Google Maps will be getting an updated interface including a full screen display. The new Gmail will also be going full screen and include some new gesture based functions. Here are a couple of quotes with details about these updates, In reference to the new Google Maps, Regarding the new Gmail, So, despite the earlier news suggesting Google I/O might not have some of the exciting launches we were hoping for, it looks like we might get some stuff that is still pretty exciting. It's easy to dismiss software innovations when we are distracted by some new gadget, but really, without Google (and our amazing community developers) pushing the envelope on software innovations, our shiny new hardware would be little more than a fancy brick.