Update, January 29 at 8:41 a.m. ET: Soon after the code was cracked on Friday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai confirmed in a Tweet that the dates are correct.
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) January 25, 2019
The Google I/O website has also been updated with the official dates, along with confirmation that ticket applications are open from February 21-27.
Original article, January 25 at 12:16 p.m. ET: Google I/O 2019 will take place from Tuesday, May 7 through Thursday, May 9 in Mountain View, California.
On Friday morning, Google released a code breaking puzzle on its events page, hinting at a Google I/O reveal date. It didn’t take long for Till Kottmann, a Lawnchair Launcher developer, to crack the code. He Tweeted his answer in just an hour:
Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, CA
Also Hi secret Google account @internaltest189
— Till Kottmann (@deletescape) January 25, 2019
Google has yet to confirm these official Google I/O dates, and we still aren’t sure when tickets will go on sale. We’ll be sure to update this article as we learn more.
Google I/O is first and foremost a developer conference, so we can always expect some major new Android announcements, updates to Google services and Google Assistant, and much, much more. Last year, Google released a new Android P developer preview, complete with all-new gesture navigation and details about its Digital Wellbeing efforts. The company also debuted Google Duplex, the insane Assistant feature that can call businesses and book appointments for you.
You can find all the big Google I/O 2018 announcements right here.