Not only is Google I/O actually happening this year, but it’s also free to “attend.”
Due to the ongoing pandemic, Google I/O 2021 will be held virtually, which is better than nothing considering the company fully cancelled the event last year.
As in the past, Google sent out a puzzle invite to the media to decode the event’s details. And thanks to the puzzle-solvers over at 9to5Google, it’s been confirmed the developer conference will be held May 18-20.
So, what can we expect to see at Google I/O 2021?
Typically, the conference is dedicated to software announcements surrounding new apps and services. It’s also where we get to learn new details about Google’s latest mobile operating system — this year, it’s Android 12.
In the past, Google has also used the event as an opportunity to unveil new hardware, too. In 2019, it launched the Pixel 3a, 3a XL, and the Nest Hub Max at I/O. But the company just launched a second-generation Nest Hub, so it’s more likely we’ll see a Pixel 5a rather than a new smart display.
Regardless, May isn’t that far away so we won’t have to wait too long to see what goodies Google has in store.