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

There's been no confirmation of a 2021 event but here's what we know

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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?

Due to the pandemic, Google canceled the event in 2020. It's unlikely that the event will be held in 2021, although some tech news sites speculate that it will happen in May. However, since Google has not confirmed that timing in any official capacity nor begun registration as of late January, it's improbable that the event will occur in the Spring.

The event could still occur later in 2021; we'll update this space when confirmed information becomes available.

How To Register to Attend

Google has not announced registration options for a 2021 event. Guests who registered for the canceled I/O in 2020 will automatically receive an invitation to the next event.

How Much Is Google I/O?

Tickets for past events have ranged from $375 (for academics) to $1,150 (general admission).

Where Is Google I/O Held?

Google I/O is 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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