Google just announced dates for its annual I/O developers conference, an event that's typically brought new products along with updates to other Google services. This year's conference will be held from June 25-26, and will be taking place once again at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The timing was announced by Google senior vice president Sundar Pichai on Google+, though Pichai didn't share any details on what to expect.
A lottery for who gets a ticket
I/O has become immensely popular, so much so that the 2013 event sold out in less than an hour. To remedy that, Pichai says that the company is changing the way registration works this year to avoid people needing to "scramble" to get a ticket. Those who want to attend in person will instead "submit" their interest, with Google randomly selecting who gets in. The company once again plans to live stream the keynotes and sessions too.
Last year's show brought the launch of Google Play Music as well as the Chromebook Pixel, the latter of which was leaked in a promotional video months before the show. Google also used the platform as a chance to show off redesigned versions of Google Maps (which just went live to everyone today), as well as Google+.