Google CEO Sundar Pichai officially announced the dates for the upcoming Google I/O event on his Twitter. This year, the annual developer conference will take place on May 11-12.
Google I/O is Google's largest annual event, during which the company presents big software and platform updates across its various products, as well as showcases new technologies and products, including hardware. Traditionally, Google unveils a new version of its Android OS at the event. Therefore, it is expected that Android 13 will be unveiled on May 11, the first day of the conference.
Other possible key announcements are a new version of Wear OS as well as the presentation of the mid-range Google Pixel 6a. The company might also announce the foldable Pixel Notepad.
This year's conference will be a fully online affair that is entirely free to watch. The I/O 2022 keynote will be live-streamed from Shoreline Amphitheatre, a frequent Google I/O venue, via YouTube. Registration will be open later this month.
However, the tech giant notes that the conference will be broadcast in front of a limited live audience, which includes Google employees and some partners.
You can find more details and some frequently asked questions about the Google I/O 2022 conference here.
Out of safety and health concerns caused by the coronavirus pandemic that ravaged the world, Google I/O was canceled in 2020. However, the conference returned as an online event in 2021, revealing a new Material You design for Android 12 and details of the Workspace services update, and announcing the merging of Wear OS and Samsung Tizen into one platform.