Update (02/22): Registration for Google I/O 2018 is now open to the general public, but tickets will not come cheap.

You must have a Google account or Gmail address to register. Also, keep in mind that I/O uses a raffle system, so there is no guarantee that you will walk away with a ticket.

A payment pre-authorization will be made on your payment method, but you will only be charged if you are selected. If you are among the unlucky, the pre-authorization will be released within seven days.

If you are selected, general admission tickets go for $1,150, while students and teachers pay $375.

Original story (1/25): After taking us through somewhat of a virtual scavenger hunt, Google confirmed that this year’s Google I/O developer conference will take place from May 8 through May 10.

Just like the last two years, the search giant will return to the Shoreline Amphitheatre and its big tents. This means this will be the third straight year that Google’s developer conference will be held outside. As such, expect Google to hand out plenty of sunscreen as it looks to further minimize any lingering growing pains.

From February 22 at 10:00am PST to February 27 at 5:00pm PST, you can submit your application for tickets. There is no guarantee you will be picked, since Google looks to use its ticket lottery system again.

If you are picked, make sure you have the scratch to attend. General admission tickets for last year’s Google I/O went for $1,150, with academic tickets going for $375.

We expect to hear about the next version of Android during Google I/O 2018. We also expect Google to share its future plans regarding Assistant, seeing how much attention the virtual assistant received during CES.

Regardless of what Google shares during Google I/O 2018, Android Authority will keep you updated with the latest news from the Shoreline Amphitheatre.

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