Countdown to Google I/O 2016 begins with new website

Sundar Pichai at Google I/O

Google CEO Sundar Pichai at Google I/O 2015. Photo: Google

Google has kicked off the I/O 2016 festivities with a new website that teases this year’s event. Hosted at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, it’s where we’ll get our first glimpse at Android N — and you can register for tickets next week.

The Google I/O 2016 website, which is filled with photos and a video recap of last year’s conference, hosts a large countdown that ends on May 18. That’s the day this year’s event will start with a keynote likely to hosted by Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

In addition to a preview of Android N, the keynote should provide updates on Android Wear, Chrome OS, Google services like Maps, and more. Google has recently been teasing a big update to Google Cardboard, with some rumors claiming it has a fancy new headset in the pipeline.

“Google I/O is for developers—the creative coders who are building what’s next,” Google says. “Together we’ll explore the latest in tech, mobile, and beyond.”

If you want to be a part of that, revisit the Google I/O website between 9 a.m. PST on March 8 and 5 p.m. PST on March 10 to register for your ticket. Google says it will randomly select applications from those who qualify when the registration window closes.