Google announced that I/O will return to Mountain View’s Shoreline Amphitheater on May 10. The company will stream the keynotes for free, but the in-person event will be small, like last year’s. Pre-pandemic I/O was a multi-day event with keynotes and workshops.
This scaled-down event appears to focus on public-facing talks that update Google’s operating systems like Android and Wear OS. Given the hype surrounding services like ChatGPT and Google’s Bard, I’d expect the company to focus even more on AI at this year’s event.
Hardware has always been a gamble. Google didn’t release much Nest smartphone hardware in Q2 of last year, so the budget Pixel 7a may be coming.
This year’s event will be broadcast in front of a limited live audience and is open to everyone online on May 10, 2023. Tune in to the livestreamed keynotes, then dive into technical content and learning material on demand. Registration begins March 7 and is free of cost.
The company will also stream talks on demand. Events are still unscheduled.