Google IO 2016

Google I/O 2016 won't officially get underway for another day. But the event's new venue, Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, Calif., was open to attendees today for badge collection, giving us a sneak peek of what's to come at the weeklong developer festival.

Attendees were queueing from 7 a.m. outside Shoreline, where a long queue could be seen winding out of the venue and out onto the sidewalk.

Google I/O 2016 at Shoreline Amphitheater

Google IO badge line

Google IO badge line

Shoreline Amiphtheater

Google IO 2016

Bugdroid Statues

Shoreline Amphitheater

Bugdroid statue

Bugdroid at Shoreline Amphitheater

360-degree photo

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Google I/O 2016 attendee swag

As in years past, Google I/O attendees start the conference with a care package from Google. This year's initial loadout of I/O swag includes a festival-style t-shirt and bandana multi-functional headware, along with a limited edition I/O '16 Google Cardboard. And as this is the first I/O to be held outside in the California sun, Google's packed sunscreen, I/O-branded sunglasses and an extra-large water bottle for everyone attending.

IO t-shirt

IO t-shirt

IO swag

Video: Unpacking I/O 2016 goodies

Android Central will be live from Mountain View all week, so be sure to follow along for all the latest developments!

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