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In January, search engine giant Google announced the inauguration date of the Google I/O 2016 developer conference. Now, the company has opened the dedicated registration website and has officially kicked off the countdown for the event.

Google stated that the software programmers and enthusiasts can register for the I/O event March 8 onwards [More information, HERE].

This is Google's 10th developers' conclave and to mark the decade anniversary, the event will be held at the company's Mountain View headquarters' backyard, Shoreline Amphitheatre, California. This event will kick-off May 18 and conclude May 20 . The even is only for software programmers and select individuals with valid invites.

"Google I/O is for developers—the creative coders who are building what's next. Together we'll explore the latest in tech, mobile, and beyond," the company said on the official website.

What to expect at Google I/O 2016:

If previous events are taken as any indication, we can expect Google to announce the new Android N series mobile OS and the smart gear based Android Wear OS.

The company might also unveil the second generation Google Glass and Virtual Reality (VR) head-gear, which is said to be the next big thing in the consumer electronics industry.

Other important announcements may also include Project Tango smartphone. Google has joined hands with Lenovo to come up with a commercial variant of the Project Tango handset.

For the uninitiated, Project Tango smartphone comes equipped with customised hardware and software, capable of tracking full 3D motion of the device, while simultaneously generating maps of the surrounding space.

The sensors are capable of taking more than 250,000 3D measurements per second, continuously creating real-time single 3D-model of the environment around the user.

Read more: Lenovo-Google to make commercial variant of 'Project Tango' 3D imaging phone