Google I/O is the name of Google’s annual developer conference, where the company has usually announced most of its products, achievements, and future plans.

This year, the conference takes place between May 18 and May 20, and Google has published a schedule of what its employees will be talking about this year.

As always, there’s a heavy dose of Android news, but also expect news in the realm of IoT, where the company has been very active these past years, and also its Web services, which the company is not giving up after it started to expand its domain of activity into other fields.


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As for exactly what you can expect from this year’s conference, the big certainty is more news about Google’s upcoming Android N distribution. Google devs have always presented news about their upcoming Android iteration, and this year won’t be an exception.

Android VR (Virtual Reality) is also a hot topic on tech blogs these days, and many predict Google expanding more into the realm of VR, right on Facebook’s heels.

Just like AI (Artificial Intelligence) took center-stage at Facebook’s F8 conference, expect the same to happen at Google’s show. After the display of power AlphaGo put on last month when it defeated the world’s Go champion in a 4-1 bout, Google’s AI announcements should be interesting.

Last but not least, we’re probably going to hear more news about Project Tango, Google and Lenovo’s joint smartphone project.

As a personal favorite, we’d like to hear more news about the integration between Chromium OS and Android, announced towards the end of last year.

We’ll be live-blogging the event here and detailing the key announcements in dedicated articles, so keep an eye on Softpedia today to find out the latest from Google’s I/O 2016 conference.

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