Google IO 2016: dates and keynote predictions

Update: The official Google IO 2016 dates have been announced to be May 18 – May 20, which means this year's Google IO tickets should go on sale soon. Here's everything we've been hearing.

It's been a big 12 months for Google: Android 6.0 Marshmallow released, it made developments in self-driving car tech, and, perhaps most significant of all, it shuffled its corporate structure so it's now owned by a company called Alphabet.

That doesn't mean, however, that Google will sit back and relax in 2016. Google IO 2016 will likely be a huge event with lots of news, just like Google IO 2015 and 2014 before it. In fact, the pressure of Microsoft's recent push of great new products and Apple's ever-growing popularity are likely to cause Google to go even further than it has in the past and come up with better products that can appeal to a wider range of people.