Google I/O 2022: Dates, News, Rumors, and Everything Else To Know

The company hasn't yet announced its 2022 plans

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 I/O 2022 will take place in person on May 11 and 12. A limited audience will be in attendance, but the conference is open to everyone virtually.

After canceling the event in 2020, Google I/O returned virtually in 2021.

How To Register to Attend

The event is free and open to all, but if you register, you can save content and chat in I/O Adventure, a virtual event that launched in 2021.

How Much Is Google I/O?

In 2022 and 2021, the event was 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 takes place at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA. That city is home to Google; it's about 40 miles south of downtown San Francisco.

Much of the event will remain virtual, but a limited number of attendees will be onsite.

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

Announcements tend to involve updates to Android and the Pixel phone line, plus many other Google products.

The 2021 Google I/O event introduced Android 12 Beta 1, the latest version of the OS. The company also announced that it was collaborating with Samsung to build a platform for wearables that combines Wear OS with Samsung's Tizen platform. Google will also incorporate the best Fitbit features into Wear OS. (Google completed its acquisition of Fitbit in early 2021).

In 2019, the company announced Google Lens, 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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