Google Announces Schedule of its Annual I/O Developer Conference
The time of the year for Google Inc to hold its annual I/O developer conference is approaching. That is why senior vice president for Android, Chrome, and Apps Sundar Pichai could not keep himself from revealing small details of the event.
This week, Mr. Pichai disclosed in his previous Google+ post that the annual developer conference for this year would be held from June 25 to June 26. The two-day event even has a venue—Moscone West convention center in San Francisco, California.
The event would be the seventh Google I/O. As usual, it is expected to draw participants and audiences that comprise of reporters and developers from all over the world. It is an outstanding occasion to talk about what is coming next to the giant search engine and its technologies.
Several changes to registration
Mr. Pichai, however, noted that information for the registration process, along with further details for the event, would be revealed in March. He revealed that there would be changes to the registration procedure for this year’s developers’ conference.
This could be understandable considering the things that transpired last year. During the wake of the I/O last year, tickets for the event sold out in as fast as 20 minutes after registration was opened. Thus, this year, the company is set to take some precautions.
Mr. Pichai assured that attendees for this year’s conference would not have to rush as soon as the registration for the event opens. That is because they would be allowed to submit a pre-order. Google would then give approval and eventually randomly select entries that would be given passes to the event.
Past Google I/O
The Website for Google I/O 2013 remains active up to this day. It features highlights from the event last year. During that conference, the company launched new Android developer tools, an updated Maps, Google- smart image editing, and VP9 for the Web, among others.
The 2012 conference could be considered as more exciting. That is because it was the year that Google first unveiled the anticipated Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google+ Events, GoogleNow, 3D Google Earth imagery, Chrome and Google Drive for iOS, and a new app for YouTube. The event was also an opportunity to showcase the Nexus 7—Google’s first ever tablet. It was the date Nexus Q media hub was introduced to the public.