Google I/O is coming at the end of June. The biggest developer conference of the year for Google was announced today by the company’s head of Android and Chrome platforms Sundar Pichai in a posting to his Google+ profile.
This year Google I/O will take place at Moscone West in San Francisco from June 25-26. I/O comes about a month later this year than it did last year but at about the same time as it did in 2012.
The expectations for this year’s Google I/O are a bit up in the air. Google focused specifically on new developer features last year, eschewing the opportunity to release any new versions of Android or Chrome OS. Instead, Google’s announcements focused on Google Play Services and the Google Play developer console, design principles and updates to maps. Google did not announce any new hardware last year (though it did give all attendees a Chromebook Pixel). Google introduced the original Nexus 7 tablet at I/O 2012, the same time it announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Pichai will be the headmaster for Google I/O this year, as Google focuses on getting developers on its two biggest platforms, Android and Chrome. Pichai was the head of Chrome before taking over Android when founder Andy Rubin went to Google’s special projects group to work on robotics.
Information on how to register for tickets to I/O will be announced next month. Pichai said that the registration process will be different this year to allow people that have an interest in going to be able to get tickets. I/O has sold out as soon as registration has opened in the past couple of years so Google will be making it easier for people to get tickets without having to hustle the second tickets for the event go live. The new system is akin to a lottery.
"We'll be implementing a new system, where you can submit your interest to attend Google I/O 2014. Successful applicants will then be randomly selected and notified shortly thereafter," Pichai said.
For more information on Google I/O 2014, visit the event's website here.