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Google I/O 2016 to feature virtual reality, modular, HTC Nexus phones

Google is expected to launch two Nexus Smartphones instead of one, both of which are rumoured to be manufactured by HTC

tech Updated: May 17, 2016 01:40 IST
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Google I/O
Google is expected to launch two Nexus Smartphones instead of one, both of which are rumoured to be manufactured by HTC

Internet giant Google’s I/O (input/output and ‘Innovation in the Open’) conference is around the corner and developers around the world are awaiting to discover the latest version of the Android operating system -- N.

Google may also unveil a modular smartphone this year. According to reports, the tech giant is developing an environmental friendly and cost-effective smartphone with a customizable design, made up of various small blocks containing the different components (processor, memory, camera, speaker and 3G chip).

Google is expected to launch two Nexus Smartphones instead of one, both of which are rumoured to be manufactured by HTC.

Secondly, Google is likely to dive into virtual reality (VR) on similar lines of the Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Samsung.

The California-based tech giant is also expected to share updates on its self-driving car project at the conference.

Tango is another project in the works at the Google ATAP group which could make an appearance at the Mountain View conference, showing off advanced 3D mapping technology that adapts to the user’s surrounding environment.

Google I/O is an annual software developer-focused conference held by Google in Mountain View, California. The conference is scheduled to take place from May 18-20 this year.

Google I/O features highly technical, in-depth sessions focused on building web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open web technologies such as Android, Chrome, Chrome OS, Google APIs, Google Web Toolkit, App Engine, and more.

Google I/O was started in 2008. The format of the event is similar to that of the Google Developer Day.