Google I / O

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Google I / O

Branch Software , hardware
and other products
from Google
Place of issue 2008–2015:
Moscone Center ,
San Francisco , California , United States since 2016: Shoreline Amphitheater , Mountain View , California , United States
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First exhibition 2008
Last exhibition
date May 7, 2019 to
May 9, 2019
Visitors Over 5,000
Next exhibition
date May 2021

Google I / O is a developer conference by Google that takes place annually in the US state of California . The Google I / O took place for the first time in 2008. I / O stands for both I nnovation in the O pen as well as I / O ( input and output ). At the Google I / O, new functions, hardware and software from Google are discussed, such as B. Android or the Chromebooks , whereby the conference is aimed explicitly at technically experienced developers .

In addition to the presentations, there are parallel "sessions" (sessions) that deepen certain topics in order to discuss its aspects in detail. Google therefore only allows just under 5,000 developers to use Google I / O. For this reason, the tickets are usually sold out after a few hours, as the Google I / O is seen as the most important date for information about new Google products .

Dates and topics


Guido van Rossum at Google I / O 2008

The Google I / O 2008 was the first event in the series and took place from March 28-29 , 2008 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

The main topics of the event were OpenSocial , App Engine , Android , Google Maps API and Google Web Toolkit .


The second event in the series took place from March 27 to 28, 2009, again at the Moscone Center.

The main topics were Android , App Engine , Chrome , Google Web Toolkit , OpenSocial , Google AJAX API, Google TV and Google Wave

Event participants received an HTC Magic .


The third Google I / O took place from May 19-21, 2010.

Android , App Engine , Chrome OS , Enterprise, Geo , Google API , Google TV , Google Web Toolkit , Social Web , Google Wave

Event participants received an HTC Evo 4G as a promotional gift. In the run-up to the event, the Motorola Droid and the Nexus One were distributed free of charge.


In 2011 the event took place from May 10th to 11th.

The first day of the event was all about the Android operating system . On the second day mainly about Google Chrome and Chrome OS .

Among other things, Android 4.0 ( "Ice Cream Sandwich" ), Google Music , Chromebook and the Chrome Web Store were presented.

As a promotional item that was Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 , the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook and Verizon MiFi mobile hotspot distributed among the participants.


Google I / O 2012 keynote

The fifth Google I / O took place from June 27th to 29th, 2012 and for the first time three days instead of two. Topics were Google+ and Google Glass , Android 4.1 ( "Jelly Bean" ) with Google Now , Nexus 7 tablets and Google Nexus Q , Google Chrome , Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Analytics for Android, new APIs for YouTube and Google Maps .


The sixth event took place from May 15-17, 2013 over two days. In the run-up, all tickets were sold for around US $ 900 in just 49 minutes. Among other things, Google Play Music All Access , Google Play Games , new Google Play Services , Android Studio IDE , Chromebook , a Google edition of the Samsung Galaxy S4 , a new version of Google+ , a new design for Google Maps and the video conference Service hangouts . Participants received the Google Chromebook Pixel as a promotional gift.


The seventh Google I / O from June 25 to 26, 2014 in the Moscone Center in San Francisco was about Android 5.0 ( "Lollipop" ) , Android Wear , Android Auto , Android TV , Android One and Google Fit . Furthermore, the material design guidelines were presented and a new Gmail API was presented. Google Slides was introduced as a new Android app. Google distributed the LG G Watch or the Samsung Gear Live with Android Wear to participants, as well as the Motorola Moto 360 . The participants also received Google Cardboard , a cardboard holder for smartphones that can be used as virtual reality glasses .


Sundar Pichai at Google I / O 2015

Google I / O 2015 started on May 28, 2015 and ended on May 29. For Android M, the new authorization system, an improved standby mode, Android TV and Android Pay , native support for fingerprint scanners and the new USB Type-C were presented . One of the topics was Google Photos for sorting, searching, editing and backing up photos. Furthermore, new functions of Google Now , Android Wear and a new version of Android Studio were explained as well as Project Brillo , a slimmed-down Android for the Internet of Things . Another new feature is the Google Cloud Test Lab , which allows developers to test Android apps on multiple devices without having to own them. Android apps with an offline mode were presented for regions with limited cellular access, including the YouTube app and Google Maps . Polymer was explained as a JavaScript framework as well as Google Cloud Messaging 3.0 and new interfaces to Google Cardboard . With the latter and Google Jump , 360-degree views can be experienced via YouTube . The videos are recorded by a camera system with 16 cameras with open source software. The Nexus 9 and Google Cardboard were distributed as freebies.


Google I / O 2016 in the Shoreline Amphitheater

The Google I / O 2016 took place in the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View from May 18-20, 2016. An extension of Google Now , the Google Assistant, was presented at the keynote . For this purpose, a wireless loudspeaker was presented under the name Google Home , which can be interacted with using voice commands. The publication should take place in the course of the year. One topic was the messenger Allo , which, for example, makes suggestions about restaurants, provided that this is the topic of conversation. Other functions are intelligent answers and chatbots. The Duo app enables a 1-to-1 video conference, which offers stable picture quality even with a poor cellular network. Further topics were Android N , Android TV , the Vulkan graphics interface, the VR platform Daydream , Android Wear 2.0 as well as Android Pay and Android Instant Apps , whereby only the parts of an app required for execution are downloaded.


The Google I / O 2017 took place again from May 17th to 19th 2017 in the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View. The deep learning application Google Lens was announced.


The Google I / O 2018 also took place from May 8 to 10, 2018 in the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View. Central topics were Android P, AI and digital wellbeing .


The Google I / O 2019 took place from May 7th to 9th at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View.


The Google I / O 2020 was originally planned for May 12-14, 2020 in Mountain View. On March 3, 2020, the event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic .

Web links

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