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We were left wondering what Google had planned for its annual developer conference this year as we inched closer to the usual time of year. Now Google's Sundar Pichai has finally spilled the beans. Google I/O 2014 is happening June 25-26 at Moscone West in San Francisco.

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As usual, there will be live streams if you can't get there. Those interested in attending will want to keep an eye out next month. That's when Google will announce official registration details. One thing we do know is it won't be the mad dash it has been in the past. You will register your desire to attend, and then Google will contact selected applicants. This might be an effort to get more actual developers at Google I/O, but we won't know until next month.

It's also worth noting this is a two day event, whereas the last few have been three days. Maybe less consumer-oriented stuff this year?

[+Sundar Pichai]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

  • Michael J Carroll

    Maybe I'll actually be able to afford to go as a student this year, unlike in years past?

    • Gabernasher

      Put it on a card and sell the "freebies"

      • Michael J Carroll

        It'd the room and food that's gonna get me though :( and if it's less consumer oriented, I'd end up with nothing to sell.

        • Gabernasher

          gofundme, just put up a very sad story about cancer AIDS and norovirus on a cruise ship.

  • Jack Thakar

    The post says that they'll be livestreaming for two days, but the past two years the livestream only ran on the first two days even though the conference lasted three.

    • https://abrah.am/ Abraham Williams

      They dates only have the conf happening for two days this year.

  • henry

    Hopefully non-developers don't horde tickets for some of the swag like what happened last year.

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    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/cody-toombs/ Cody Toombs

      I'm pretty sure that's exactly what they're trying to prevent with the application process. I imagine there will be some requirement that people have some sort of background that qualifies them to go.

      • Em

        Wonder if that means no press?

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/cody-toombs/ Cody Toombs

          Oh, there will definitely be press. I wouldn't make any bets about there being more or less than previous years, but I seriously doubt that Google would snub news sites.

          I just meant that there will probably be some filtering of regular attendees. I think Google is tired of hearing every year that a bunch of tourists (that's what I call them) are coming to I/O just to watch the keynote and grab whatever gadgets are being given away.

  • Wyatt Neal

    Maybe I'll actually be able to use Google Wallet to buy a ticket for reals this time?

  • Tomáš Petrík

    "Maybe less consumer-oriented stuff this year?"
    I think last year was already less consumer-oriented.

    • RyanWhitwam

      Even MOAR less.

      • Tomáš Petrík

        More "more less" is always better, I suppose...?

    • Gabernasher

      Good, it's a DEVELOPER conference, it shouldn't be a circus for the public. They announce all the new stuff that will make Android awesome. This is what it should be.

  • WORPspeed

    Do you get a discount if you are going to start studying in September?

  • Luis Augusto Fretes Cuevas

    One question, why reducing the number of days somehow implies less consumer oriented-stuff? One would be tempted to think the exact opposite: Consumer oriented announcements and conferences rarely need more than a couple of hours, coding sessions, development tips, new SDKs, APIs, etc, are what needs more than a few minutes.

    Not that I'm saying it will be more consumer-oriented, I'm just curious to know the reasoning or the intuition behind it.

    • armshouse

      I think you just gave the reasoning in your own post. Consumer stuff takes longer and therefore needs more days... have i missed something here?

      • Luis Augusto Fretes Cuevas

        I said the exact opposite. Consumer stuff takes a couple of hours to present.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Android 4.5
    Nexus 10 2014
    New Chrome OS

    My body is ready

    • Jamie

      With "API Level 20" they have to publicly set a GMS approval deadline 4.4 has to expire

      By July everything sold got to be on Android 4.4 or above

      http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/02/10/rumor-google-to-begin-forcing-oems-to-certify-android-devices-with-a-recent-os-version-if-they-want-google-apps/

    • joser116

      It has to be Android 5, we haven't had a point release since November 2011.

      • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

        Oh I'm sure we won't see 5.0 for a long time

        • godutch

          I think the replacement of dalvik with art will be a good excuse to bumb the major version

          • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

            I don't think that runtime replacement alone is enough for bumping up to 5.x, considering that we have it already built into 4.x. And my guess is that if we are to see 5.0 - then Google is only gonna announce it at the I/O and launch officially with new Nexi in autumn, and prior to that they will release 4.5 that should replace dalvik forever

          • Nicholas Polydor

            I think Android 5.0 will involve the move to ART and also be a 64-bit release, and be announced at I/O 2014 in late June. This will benefit the Snapdragon 410 devices that are coming to market in Q3.

            As an aside, hopefully the 410 will support all 40 FDD and TDD LTE bands with all the components of the RF360 platform, as I believe the forthcoming OnePlus One's 9 FDD and TDD LTE bands is the current maximum:

            http://gigaom.com/2014/02/06/the-first-smartphone-powered-end-to-end-by-qualcomm-will-debut-this-year/

            Also, hopefully the Snapdragon 810 (if that is what it'll be called) will succeed the 805 in Q4, and enable 2160p60 video recorded in H.265 / HEVC. Perhaps the Samsung Exynos Infinity being announced next week will be able to achieve all of the above - we shall see.

  • Kent Andersen

    I didn't see anything that said you could submit a request next month....the title here says thats the case.

  • Sam Del Valle

    Im more excited for I/O than for WWDC…..

    This is a first.

  • Andrew

    Oh good. Maybe I can submit my desire and actually get selected this year instead of booking a trip to San Fran and not getting selected due to a Google Wallet "glitch".

    All I know is that I will wait until I have tickets before I book the trip this time. The hotels and flights got absolutely rediculous in price way too fast last year and it was a financial decision to book first, get I/O tix second.

    The wife and I enjoyed San Fran anyway. It was actually a good thing I wasn't stuck in a room with nerds like me because we would have never gotten to see as much of the city as we had.

  • Alex Vainshtein

    I prefer broken registration, with massive F5 clicking, than rely on random selection.

  • mike m

    Where Is My Kit Kat 4:4 on Galaxy s4?