Google I/O 2021: Dates, News, Rumors, and Everything Else To Know

It returns in May 2021 with a virtual event

Google I/O is an annual event conference for developers held by the tech giant. I/O stands for 'input/output,' a classic computing term referencing communication between a computer and the outside world.

What Are the Dates for Google I/O?

Google announced that I/O would return virtually from May 18-20. Due to the pandemic, Google canceled the event in 2020.

How To Register to Attend

The event is free and open to all, but you can register to reserve spots at workshops and Ask Me Anything sessions.

How Much Is Google I/O?

In 2021, the event is free. Tickets for past events have ranged from $375 (for academics) to $1,150 (general admission).

Where Is Google I/O Held?

Google I/O will take place virtually this year; it's usually held at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA. That city is home to Google; it's about 40 miles south of downtown San Francisco.

What Kinds of Topics Are Covered at Google I/O?

Announcements tend to involve updates to Android and the Pixel phone line, plus a wide variety of Google products. In 2019, for example, Google Lens was announced, along with AR walking directions for Google Maps, Android driving mode, the renaming of the Google Home device line to Google Nest, and the Pixel 3a and 3a XL.

The Latest News About Google I/O

While you can always read the latest technology news on Lifewire, here are some pieces of interest involving Google I/O and Google products or services.

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