Google CEO Sundar Pichai has tweeted the official launch details for Google I/O 2016 conference, including the location and the event dates. As far as the location is concerned, Google will be moving back from San Francisco to the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, where its first I/O was launched a decade ago.
Here is what Pichai tweeted to announce the launch details for Google I/O 2016:
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's annual developer conference will be held from 18 to 20 May and we can expect some cool Android version upgrades or new smartphones being unveiled at the event. The Android N developer preview launch is definitely on the cards sometime during or after the I/O event.
As The Verge reports, the proposed location shift back from San Francisco to Mountain View could actually be more convenient for Google to unveil or demonstrate its fleet of self-driving automobiles. Although there are no specific details about the availability of tickets for the I/O event, Google is likely to adopt the lottery system and choose a few lucky winners for a chance to attend the big annual event.
Among other things, improved tablet software and side-by-side app multitasking are also being speculated for Google's keynote presentation at the I/O event. With Pixel C's impressive hardware being somewhat limited by the lack of advanced app multitasking features, we could just hope that Google might bring out a few surprises at the event.