Nov 28 AT 2:19 PM Edgar Cervantes 37 Comments

Google I/O 2012 to be a day longer, moved to June 27-29


The Android platform has been evolving rapidly, and Google keeps growing with its many services and products. These are two of the main reasons why Google I/O has become one of the biggest events in the tech industry. Last year, tickets sold out in less than an hour, and things are becoming quite difficult for our fellow coders. We definitely expect this Google I/O 2012 to be a huge event as well.

Google knows this event is very important for developers and has decided to extend the event by one day. The event will now last three days (instead of two), so attendees will be able to spend more time learning what makes the Google world spin.

Sadly, though, this extension comes with a bit of a down side. Those who are eagerly waiting for next year’s Google I/O will have to wait a bit longer. Google I/O usually takes place in April, but this has also been changed. Next year’s Google developer conference has been pushed a couple months back. Next year’s event is scheduled for June 27-29, so get ready to see what is to come. This is Google’s advice:

In the meantime, be sure to brush up on your coding skills. They’ll come in handy when the new application process opens in February. That’s all we can tell you for now, but we’d advise against making travel arrangements until then.Monica TranGoogle Inc.

The event will still be held in San Francisco, CA, at the Moscone Center. There ya go, guys. Get ready for some coding awesomeness (and free stuff!). What do you guys think we could see at next year’s Google I/O? Maybe Android’s next version, Jelly Bean?

Via: Google Developers (Google+)

Source: Google Code Blog

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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  • Nickedynick

    Dart will probably be featured more heavily next year, and maybe the merging of Google TV and ICS?

    • bruce080

      I would love it if they talked more about the merging of GoogleTV and ICS. I can’t wait until I can use my android super phone and GoogleTV together.

  • YellowDucati

    This gives me a thousand opportunities to forget this fact between now and Jun 27th.

    212 days to go until Google I/O!!!

  • bruce080


    • pikahatonjon

      i hope the tickets don’t go on sale when I’m in class this time .__.

  • spintrex

    We could probably get a first look at jelly bean even though I’m more than excited for ICS. Wonder what Jelly Bean will bring to the table

    • spintrex

      If Jelly Bean has an early release date I think it won’t be such a drastic change as ICS is to gingerbread. Either way a first look would be great especially once ICS starts to become available through most devices come Google I/O in June.

      • bruce080

        I agree, I do not believe that Gingerbread will be a drastic change. I would love to see GoogleTV integration and some form of voice assistant, but I mostly expect to see small performance tweaks, new forms of phone unlocking and a stronger google+ user experience.

    • bruce080

      GoogleTV integration? Giri?

      • Jeb

        It would be awesome to see google’s answer to Siri along with more Android integration into other products.

        • spintrex

          Currently ‘Speak to it Assistant’ works pretty well on android as it utilizes casual speech through its conversation mode. Either way it will be interesting to see Google’s take on speech recognition that is very much integrated with the entirety of the next Android OS.

  • erikiksaz

    It’s kinda crazy, I was reading the announcement of this and I know some folks who already booked flights/hotels for the previously announced dates.

    • Homncruse

      I thought about it too, because I know the rates are going to skyrocket once tickets actually go on sale.

      • krtarnold

        Its a good thing I only live 20 miles from san francisco! Haha, I’ve missed out on going the last two years even though I am so close but this year I WILL be going!!!

        • Homncruse

          I’m crashing at your place. :P

  • luiek20

    Maybe they’re finally gonna give us a release date for the Galaxy Nexus!

    • Dirty_Azkals

      Or at least the Sprint version. By the time it rolls out should be the time Sprints LTE goes live.

    • spintrex

      Lol my thoughts exactly

  • killabee44

    Wish I could go… The stuff they give out alone would make it worthwhile.

    • spintrex

      Free ice cream sandwiches?

      • krtarnold

        Deliciousness, thats worth a thousand bucks right there haha

  • Sean Riley

    I’m interested to see what they have in store with the new application process. A coding test to weed out those that are just trying to get a bevy of free Android goodies.

    • Homncruse

      Yeah, but it’ll unfortunately keep a lot of legitimate press coverage out too, even from your favorite Android blogs. Not all of them have developers on their regular staff.

  • Ironzey

    I’d like to see some Android @home stuff. I haven’t heard anything since the initial announcement.

  • magnum80

    @home stuff, totally! Project Tungsten sounded great! And the hardware accessories and update alliance could also be more vivid.

    More than half a year to go…

  • Jeb

    This is awesome! I was worried I wouldn’t even be able to attempt to go, but now that it is in June I won’t have stupid grad class problems!!

    Speaking of grad classes, has any heard if Google will set aside tickets for academics (faculty, staff, students)? I highly doubt this will ever occur but thought i’d ask.

  • Benjamin M. Strozykowski

    I wish I could justify going to my employer, but alas Maryland is a long way from San Francisco :-\

  • Droid XXX

    I guess they’ll need an extra day to tease Jelly Bean.

  • bossyman15

    hopefully they would show off new google tv products. we need more companies on in this.

  • YMS123

    One more day of awesome

  • sweeteg12

    Didn’t it sell out in less than an hour last time? Kinda worries me about availability

    • krtarnold

      pretty sure it was about 54 minutes. I had gotten off work an hour after they went on sale, checked my phone while walking out to my car so I could buy a ticket and it was already sold out

  • ishbuggy

    I wish I was a more capable developer. i might have a chance to actually go to I/O then.

    • Homncruse

      You and me both. I’m a professional software developer by trade, but as much as I want to get into Android development, I simply haven’t had the time with my “real” job and “real” life getting in the way all the time. I’m still a genuine fan though, and I watch all the events even though I’m not a developer. I hope they don’t do 100% exclusivity to Android developers (and/or other Google service developers)

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  • SuperAndroid

    I wish I could afford to go to it, will def. be watching it live on youtube.