The happiest time of the year is almost upon us. I’m talking about, obviously, Google I/O. It’s Google’s annual developer conference which will be full of breaking news and amazing technology demos. Google will definitely be showing off Android N, and this will be the first year that Sundar Pichai hosts as the CEO of Google. He’s been a lead speaker at previous events, leading Chrome and Android, but now he’s responsible for all of Google’s products.
The I/O 2016 website has just been published. It’s barebones, containing an FAQ and an elegantly colorful countdown. Unlike the past two years, the design doesn’t look much like Material Design. It’s possible that Material gets extended even more this year as Android N leaks begin.
Although in past years this has been seen mostly as a developer conference, the event has now returned from the Moscone Center to Mountain View. It’ll be a three-day “festival” right next to the campus.
Tickets are being given out on a lottery basis. You can start to apply March 8th and registrations will be until March 10th. Then individuals are chosen at random, so there’s no need to be the first to register. If you’re selected, you’ll have to opportunity to purchase a ticket, which is $900 ($300 for academics).
There’s plenty to be excited about. At least one person from AndroidTV.news will be attending, so you’ll be filled in on any Android TV related news as soon as it happens.