Google’s head of Android and Chrome, Sundar Pichai, just revealed that the developer conference Google I/O will take place this year on June 25-26.
Taking to Google Plus, Pichai explained that this year the company wants to avoid the mad dash for tickets from the past by implementing a new registration system. People interested in attending will “submit their interest”, and Google will randomly select the “winners” that’ll get to attend to Google’s biggest event of the year. Last year, tickets for the conference sold out in less than an hour, and server issues left many people frustrated. A lottery system should make the registration process a bit less frustrating, though truth be told, randomly selecting attendants is not an ideal solution by any means.
Sundar Pichai promised more details about the conference and the registration process will be coming over the next months. Just like the prior editions, Google I/O 2014 will be held at Moscone Center in San Francisco.
You’ve probably noticed that, this year, Google has pushed I/O later in the year (it was held in May in 2013). The conference is also just two days, compared to three days in 2013. Last year, Google I/O saw the release of Google Play Music All Access, Google Play Games, Google Hangouts, redesigned Google Plus and Google Maps app, and more, as well as the Google Play Edition of the Samsung Galaxy S4.
Here’s Google’s own highlight reel from last year’s edition:
A bit early to speculate, but what do you think we will see this year at Google I/O?
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Already excited !
Nexus 8 and 10 for sure
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We’ll (probably) see more of Google Glass, more GPE devices, maybe a new Nexus 10, a new Android version (5.0 KLP?), more Google Now, more Chrome OS and Chromebooks, maybe a new futuristic device (home devices?), a more solid Googlish ecosystem, and a lot of apple-killer stuff.
GPE phones pleaseeeee.. Pref LG G3, GS5 or The New HTC One.
Wonder what goodies these have for us this time around. I don’t expect major updates to Android(release of 5.0 with an ‘L’ name). I think they’ll officially switch to ART and call it Kit Kat 4.5 or something. We’ll see the obligatory GPe devices and updates to Chrome and other Google software.