Google I/O 2016 : Date and Venue Announced
The CEO of Google Sundar Pichai just announced the date and the venue of the company’s annual developer event. Yes it is Google I/O 2016. Google I/O is an annual software developer focused event held by Google. Google I/O features highly technical, in-depth sessions focused on building web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open web technologies such as Android, Chrome, Chrome OS, Google APIs, Google Web Toolkit, App Engine, and more.
I/O'16 coming to neighborhood where it all started 10 yrs ago: Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, May 18-20. More details soon. #io16
— sundarpichai (@sundarpichai) January 12, 2016
Google I/O 2016 will be held in Mountain View, California on May 18 through May 20 later this year. There are dozens of expectation and dozens of rumors also. The company typically utilises the event to announce the new Android version and make available its developer preview to enthusiasts.
CEO Sundar Pichai also share about this on Google+. He wrote
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.
Last year in Google I/O 2015 event company announced new version of the Android a.k.a Android M (Marshmallow); This time company is expected to introduce Android N and showcase some of its features. One major feature that developers are looking is multi-window support. Reports suggest that company is already working on it – in fact it was expected to be announced with Android M. The company also announces major upcoming changes to apps and its cloud products. We also expect to get an update on Google Glass, and new improved version of Cardboard.
The company could also share an update on Brillo and Weave, the operating systems for IoT devices. It will be interesting to see if Google reveals any major update to Chrome OS, which will supposedly bring some Android features.
The company’s decision to hold the event in its own backyard certainly could be seen as the new beginning for the company, which announced a major reshuffle last year, creating a holding company, Alphabet Inc. It could also mean that the company will use the voluminous space to give self-driving car demonstrations.