Google I/O registrations were supposed to open in just a few hours so developers and people who love free stuff could deluge Mountain View with applications. That's not happening, though. The Google Developers G+ account has posted an update stating the registration window has been pushed back to next week.

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Google says the change is being made to ensure the registration process is "even easier." Let's be honest – something probably wasn't ready in time. The new window opens Tuesday April 15th and closes on Friday the 18th. That's a day longer than the previous window that was set to open in a few hours.

This is the first year Google is selecting I/O attendees by lottery rather than on a first come, first served basis. All the applications submitted in the registration window will be in the running for tickets, which will be distributed in (hopefully) a more fair way. If you get selected, you still have to pay $900 for the ticket ($300 for academic folks). Still not a bad deal when you figure in the free stuff Google is probably going to hand out.

[+Google Developers]