Google I/O to be held in June 25-26 this year

Google is already prepping itself for its annual I/O developers’ conference for 2014. This year’s I/O will see a calendar shift and is to be held on June 25 and 26, yet again at the MosconeCenter in San Francisco.


In a Google+ post, the company’s Senior Vice President, Sundar Pichai, announced the dates but did not leave hints about what we should be expecting from the big event. Typically the Google I/O involves announcements and unveiling of new products and services as well as massive updates to existing ones.


The Google I/O is usually the highlight of Silicon Valley events and it is no surprise that tickets for the event are sold out within no time. For the I/O held in May 2013, Google sold seats out within an hour, causing a bit of heartache for those who missed out on the chance to grab a ticket.


This year, Pichai says Google has made some changes for those who wish to attend the event in person. The registration process will now involve applicants expressing their interests to Google to attend the I/O. The company will then randomly select applicants and notify them of event details. According to Pichai, this system will help avoid the scramble to purchase tickets the moment bookings open.


Even if you cannot attend Google’s event, you will be able to watch the live stream during the I/O and can also choose to view it through the I/O Extended community events around the world.


Some of the biggest announcements Google has made in its I/O events in the past years include the unveiling of Google Glass and the Nexus 7 tablets. Last year, Google announced its Play Games service, Play Music All Access, the Google Play Edition of Samsung Galaxy S4 amongst other tweaks to Google+ and Maps.

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