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Google I/O will take place at Mountain View, dates are May 18-20

Google CEO Sundar Pichai tweeted out the dates and venue for Google I/O 2016, which will be a 10-year anniversary for the event.

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 18, 2016 11:25:09 am
I/O 2016, IO 2016, Google io dates, google, Google IO 2016, Google I/O, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Sundar Pichai, Google, Google IO venue, technology, technology news Google I/O will take place at Mountain View where it first took place 10 years back. The dates for the event are May 18-20 (Source: Reuters)

Google I/O, the annual developer conference from the tech giant where it showcases new products including the latest Android OS, will take place on May 18-20 this year at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View. Google CEO Sundar Pichai tweeted out the dates and venue for this year’s I/O.

He noted in his tweet that I/O 2016 is going back to the neighbourhood, where it all started 10 years back in 2006. Pichai wrote in his tweet, “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

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For the last couple of years, Google’s conference has usually been held in San Francisco at the Moscone Center, but the 10th anniversary appears to be a special occasion.

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Pichai posted more details about the event on his Google + page. 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.

One of the biggest announcements at I/O is the release of the new Android OS. During a recent India visit, Pichai hinted in an interaction with students at Sri Ram College of Commerce in Delhi, that Android N or P could have the name of an Indian sweet.

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Google CEO Pichai said for the next version of Android, the company could do an online poll and if all Indians vote, Android N or Android P could get an Indian name. There were even references of Android P being named Peda on stage and on a lighter note, Pichai joked of Android P being named Payasam, a popular dessert served in Southern India.

We’ll have to wait and see if Google does start such a poll. It should be noted that Mango Lassi was a serious contender for Android M, although the title eventually went to Marshmallow.

Other than Android, I/O is also where Google showcases its upcoming products such as Project Ara (the modular smartphone), Project Tango, Project Jacquard (which is around smart clothing) and more.

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