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Google will broadcast I/O keynote in 360-degree live stream

if you're not going to be at I/O 2016, Google wants you to get in on the action and experience it for yourself with a 360-degree live stream of the keynote.

Published onMay 17, 2016

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We’re just under a day away from Google’s annual I/O event and if you’re not able to be at Google I/O 2016 in person, Google wants you to get in on the action with a 360-degree live stream of the opening keynote. Broadcast live on YouTube, the stream is likely to be indicative of the one of the big trends from this year’s event: Virtual Reality.

VR you ready? Watch the #io16 keynote live on @YouTube 360 this Wed 10AM PT.
— Google Cardboard (@googlecardboard) May 16, 2016
The live-stream will allow you to experience the keynote as if you were there in person yourself and if you’ve snapped a Virtual Reality headset – or Google Cardboard for that matter – you can slot your phone in and get the entire experience as well.

Google I/O is also expected to bring more information on Android N – and possibly the official name for it – as well as both, Augmented and Virtual Reality. There’s an entire track dedicated to this and the schedule for Google I/O shows that Android VR is definitely going to be a big theme this year.

This won’t be all however, as there’s likely to be a lot more hands on time with the Project Tango smartphone from Google and Lenovo, ahead of its summer shipping date. Also on the agenda for I/O 2016 is self driving cars, Google Play, Project Ara, Smart Home, Google Glass 2.0, Android Auto and a whole lot more. The first keynote kicks off at 10am PDT tomorrow and of course, we’ll be there in force bringing you all the information as it happens.

What are you expecting from Google I/O and what are you most excited about? Head over to our Google I/O preview to get your fill of what to expect and let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.

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