After canceling completely last year, Google announced today that I / O 2021 will be virtual and free to participate. The conference is historically held in May, and where Google announces its largest developer platforms.
This includes Android – with preview of the developer switching to beta, Chrome and Google Assistant. In 2019, the conference was home to a six-month Made by Google hardware event that saw Pixel 3a / XL and Nest Hub Max announced, as well as the unified “Google Nest” brand.
When I go virtual, I / O follows Apple’s worldwide developer conference (WWDC, June 7-11) and Microsoft Build (May 25-27). It is usually held at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View just above the headquarters at Googleplex. The main stage of the concert hall is used for the main speech and other large conversations, while the parking lot is covered by tents for sessions.
Last year, Google took the unique step of not hosting an event at all in light of COVID-1
By announcing the existence of I / O 2021, Google – as in recent years – screens the actual dates behind a puzzle. This year’s “punchcard” is available here.
- “Sophie Germain”
- Print “Hello World” using a punched card
- “Ada Lovelace”
- Complete the hole card
- In process
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