Google hosting I/O 2016 Developer Conference on May 18-20

sundar-pichai-2-1920-800x450CEO Sundar Pichai has announced that Google will host its I/O 2016 developer conference on May 18-20. The venue this time is Shoreline Ampitheatre in Mountain View, California, which is where the company hosted the first edition of I/O.

Google hosts the I/O conference each year and makes developer-centric announcements, such as details about the next version of Android, Chrome OS and more recently Android Wear and platforms like Google Fit.This year, Google is expected to announce an Android version that is more optimized for tablets than Marshmallow and its predecessors.

Other major announcements expected at Google I/O 2016 include the updates on the company’s virtual reality, fitness and driverless car projects.

Part of the reason for this is that Google is celebrating the 10th anniversary of hosting its first developer day at the Mountain View GooglePlex headquarters.

In previous years, Google invited 6,000 developers to its event at the Moscone Center. While it should be able to fit all of them into the amphitheater’s 6,500 reserved seats.

Registration details for the event have yet to be announced. But even if you can’t attend the conference, Google plans to live-stream its sessions online via its website and support independent groups that host their own remote “I/O Extended” events.

Via TOI and Google Website.

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