Every year without fail, Google hosts an event aimed at developers in the form of Google I/O. However, last year was an exception where due to the coronavirus pandemic, Google had cancelled the event entirely. The company had initially planned to just cancel the in-person event, but it was ultimately scrapped.
For those who are looking forward to I/O this year, you’ll be pleased to learn that Google is very much prepared and ready to come back. In an announcement by Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai, he has confirmed that I/O will be taking place this year from the 18th to the 20th of May. This date was actually initially discovered by 9to5Google who solved Google’s I/O puzzle. It will be a digital event but it will be streamed and hosted live for everyone to watch, similar to what many companies have been doing since 2020.
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) April 7, 2021
In a way it’s actually a good thing as these events can be pre-recorded live which adds to the production value of the announcements. While we can’t say for sure what will be announced at I/O, we expect it should be in the same spirit as previous I/O events where we will learn more about Google’s plans for platforms like Android and Chrome OS, its services, and so on.