One of the most anticipated mobile app developer conferences, Google I/O, now in its 7th year, has been announced by Google senior vice president, Sundar Pichai. The Android-focused conference will be held on June 25th and 26th, and will continue the event’s tradition of being hosted at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco.
Google I/O is a distinctive conference for many reasons, not the least of which is the tricky registration system, which has required the reflexes of a hyperactive child to claim a ticket. Secondly, such tickets were in high demand, for, among other reasons, the generous dispensation of Android hardware to attendees. In recent years, ticket prices have spiked and attendee numbers pared back. This year to make the conference more accessible, according to Androidcentral, “folks will be able to express their interest and selected participants will be chosen and notified. This should alleviate some of the hassles we’ve seen in recent years, where tickets sold out moments after they became available. It should also weed out the folks who go with the sole intent of selling any hardware giveaways on eBay…”
On the gaming front, last year at I/O, Google announced the Google Play Games service hub.