Like always Google will be live broadcasting the opening keynote speech for this year’s Google I/O conference. And just like we do each year, we will be sure to have all the live streams from the entire conference available here for viewing for those of you who can’t make it to the actual event. This year’s Google I/O should be pretty interesting, especially with what we already know is going to be making their debut.
For starters, Google is set to announce an official Android Virtual Reality Headset this year. If you missed our previous coverage on this, the headset won’t be as powerful as other standalone headsets, mainly compared to the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, but it will be more powerful than the Samsung Gear VR. Price-wise, Google is looking to keep the price down, but it will still cost more than the Gear VR.
The Google Play store will also have a couple of new features, mainly geared towards Virtual Reality as well. This includes new features being added to the current Beta Testing platform developers can use through the Google Play store. Since VR is going to be a heavy focused topic at Google I/O 2016, don’t be surprised to see a few new games getting revealed as well.
Outside of Virtual Reality, there is some other Android gaming related news which you can expect to find showing up here momentarily. However, we will have to wait until Google I/O officially kicks off to get all the goodies. Today’s opening keynote speech begins at 10am PST (1pm EST) and you can watch the entire thing below. Stay tuned for additional streams to become available on our site for the rest of Google I/O as well. You can watch the keynote speech in 360 degree video (also below) as well if you have a VR headset handy.