Google I/O, Alphabet’s hotly anticipated annual developer’s event, is coming well under way. With all the hype and excitement, the search engine giant is expected to unveil a bevy of new and innovative products that will once again shake the world of technology. However, with all the exclusivity surrounding the event, more and more people are eager to know what’s going to take place. With that said, here are the most important things that you should know about the upcoming Google I/O.
1. The Google I/O 2016 schedule is now up
The search engine giant has put up the session schedule for the event. However, it’s only the partial list, and Google will be adding more soon. Furthermore, there will also be a number of talk sessions after the keynote. Those who are interested in checking out the details can check out the official website for the first day of the event.
2. Venue and date
A couple of months ago, Google’s Chief Executive Sundar Pichai took it to Twitter and announced that the keynote will take place on May 18-20 at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. There have been speculations that the search engine giant will also be using it as an opportunity to showcase its self-driving cars since there are no nearby hotels from the venue.
3. Google I/O is invite-exclusive
Sadly, while the hotly anticipated event is a must-attend convention, it’s going to be invite-exclusive. The company chose to hold a lottery for the tickets, and those who were lucky enough to be drawn will be able to attend.
4. You can watch it live
For those who are unable to attend, there will be an official Google I/O app that can be download from the Play Store. When the app hits, users will then be able to watch the event live from there.
5. Android N
Google will unveil the next major version of Android during the annual event. Now that Android N is out for developers, it’s expected that the company will unveil more this time around.
6. Project Ara
Google’s modular smartphone dubbed “Project Ara” may highlighted during the event. It’s exciting to see what new improvements the company has done in the time of development.