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?