In keeping with its secretive nature and tradition, Google let very few things slip in the weeks leading up to the 2016 installment of I/O. We’re pretty sure Android N will be further detailed at the software developer-focused conference in San Francisco tomorrow, perhaps finally getting an official dessert name too, and a pair of highly anticipated Cardboard sequels and spin-offs should be on display for the whole world to marvel at.
But that can’t be it. Granted, the introduction of new Nexus devices could take an extra few weeks, possibly months. And the self-driving car project is likely years away from completion and a commercial rollout.
Then again, you have Project Tango, Ara and Google Glass-continuator Aura that might be ready for primetime soon, with at least one or two advanced pre-release prototypes due for a quick showcase in roughly 30 hours.
The bottom line is you don’t want to miss the 10AM PT keynote on Wednesday, even if you couldn’t or wouldn’t attend it in person, and in addition to a traditional YouTube live stream for your phones, tablets and desktops, Big G will use its popular video platform to also host a 360-degree VR broadcast.
The stunt is obviously meant to endorse current-gen Cardboard viewers, though you’re obviously free to check out the announcements as they happen on your Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. Thanks to the miraculous world of virtual reality, you’ll be able to look around the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, and get the skinny on Android VR up close and personal.