Google's CEO Sundar Pichai has just released new details about the upcoming I/O developer conference in Mountain View, CA.
It’s almost time for Google’s annual I/O developer conference, and people around the world are buzzing about what this year’s gathering has in store. According to a Tech Times report, Google CEO Sundar Pichai has just announced that the conference will take place between May 18 and 20 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA.
Google’s event planners have switched up the program this year. The conference celebrates its tenth anniversary by returning to the company’s hometown of Mountain View, where Pichai says is home to “the neighborhood where it all started.”
Pichai posted a tweet yesterday revealing the location of the conference. “I/O’16 coming to neighborhood where it all started 10 yrs ago: Shoreline Ampitheatre in Mountain View, May 18-20. More details soon. #io16,” he wrote.
According to a post on Google+, Pichai says that developers will spend three days together exploring developer contnt, code labs, and a wide range of other topics and activities. Those who can’t make it all the way to California need not worry; I/O Live and local satellite events will bring the event’s programming right to your neighborhood.
At the I/O conference last year, Google introduced Android M, which eventually grew into Marshmallow. This year, speculation about Android N is whizzing about, which could include split screen and multiwindow support. Other features developers are hinting at include pressure sensitivity, a battery management utility and the Dark Theme.
The company will also likely reveal more details about Project Tango, a joint smartphone effort between Google and Lenovo. The device will allow a user to record the dimensions of a room and create 3-D objects on the screen.
Google is also expected to reveal details about its ongoing work on driverless vehicles, which promise to create safer, more efficient roadways in the near future. The project hasn’t been without its hiccups, however; one of the company’s autonomous vehicles was involved in an accident last July for the first time ever.
Google will likely unveil improved safety measures as well as system integration with a number of other third=party apps including Waze, the navigational aid.
Attendees are also expecting to hear about Chrome’s anticipated merger with Android, but Google developers have remained quiet on rumors and speculation surrounding this union. Even if Chrome and Android don’t become one in the same, they will boast a wide range of new features that leads to smoother integration and communication between the two.
Rumors that the popular Nexus 7 tablet will undergo a third manufacturing run under the supervision of the company Huawei, with a May 2016 release on the horizon. The company very well may announce the arrival of a revamped tablet for Google lovers.
With other juicy details about Project Ara and Google Glass on the line, developers are not going to want to miss this year’s I/O conference. 2016 may be the year that a long list of highly anticipated projects finally come to life.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s post announcing the details of the gathering can be found here.
“Exciting news: we’re only 18 weeks away from Google I/O! 2016 is going to be a special year for us — we held our first developer day 10 years ago at the Googleplex. To celebrate our 10th anniversary of developer gatherings, we’ll be hosting I/O in our backyard at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA from May 18th – 20th. We’ll have 3 full days together to dive deep into developer content, code labs, and more. If you can’t make it in person, you can still join us via I/O Live and through an I/O Extended event in your local community. Stay tuned to#io16 and +GoogleDevelopers in the coming weeks for more details.”