Google I/O 2022 event dates announced; will be hosted online

Google has announced that it will host its annual developer conference on May 11-May 12. Similar to last year, this year’s Google I/O event will be an online event. Announcing via a Twitter post, Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote that the event will be broadcast from Shoreline Amphitheater.
“We’ll be back live from Shoreline Amphitheatre for this year’s #GoogleIO! Join us online May 11-12,” Pichai’s tweet reads.

In a statement to The Verge, Google spokesperson Alex Garcia-Kummert said that the event will be live in front of a limited live audience. These may include Googlers as well as some partners. Others will be able to watch the event virtually on the I/O site.
Google’s annual I/O puzzle is also live on the I/O site. The page also shows the countdown clock to the event, which could be related to the puzzle.
It is notable that this year’s I/O event will be a day shorter. Also, it starts on Wednesday this year, instead of Tuesday. Google is expected to make its biggest software announcements of the year at the event. Google has already released the first Android 13 Developer Preview. It is rumoured that the company may focus on Android 13. On the hardware front, it remains to be seen if Made by Google will use the livestream to announce new products like it did in 2019. The rumour mill has been abuzz with the likely launch of Pixel 6a and a Pixel Watch.

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