Google will host the Google I/O 2019 developer conference at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. The event will kickstart on May 7th and go through until the 9th.
Following the trend for the last two years, Google posted an online puzzle this year as well, that could lead people to discover the date and location of the Google I/O 2019 developer conference. Apparently, solving the puzzle didn’t seem to take much effort. After Google tweeted out a 12-line message along with a URL leading to a video to tease the next I/O schedule, it got decoded by a Twitter user within the first hour of the puzzle being live.
— Google Developers (@googledevs) January 25, 2019
Shortly after the puzzle got solved on Twitter, the official announcement of schedule was made by the Google CEO Sundar Pichai through a tweet posted on Saturday. “See you at Shoreline Amphitheatre May 7-9 for this year’s I/O!”.
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) January 25, 2019
At the conference, we expect the search giant to make the official announcement of the next major Android version, Android Q. However, Google will release the developers’ beta before the official announcement of Android Q, sometime in March giving the company a good 45 days’ time to beta test the OS and shape it for I/O.
Last year at the I/O conference, Google introduced Android Pie and discussed topics like Google Assistant, Gmail, Google News, Android, Chrome OS, Google Play, Waymo, and Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) AI accelerator chips.
However, no official update regarding the registration for I/O 2019 has been received till now. While we expect the registration drive to open by the end of February, the general admission tickets to I/O 2018 started at $1,150, and just like last year, it’ll be a lottery affair this time around as well. Google will randomly select the winners out of the submitted applications.