Registration for Google’s annual I/O conference, held on June 25-26 this year, is being opened up to the public today through a lottery system. Interested parties can head to Google’s I/O page (link below), where registration is set to begin at 4 p.m. PDT; registration will remain open until Friday, April 18 until 2 p.m. PDT. Google typically offers tickets on a first-come, first-served basis, but this method gives everyone an equal shot at attending the company’s largest event.
Google’s I/O developers conference gives folks a peak at what the search giant has planned for the year, including looks at Android, Chrome, Chrome OS, Glass and more. We’ve heard some rumblings about a potential icon redesign coming to Android, while Google might also talk about Android TV, which is supposedly going to run on a Google-made set-top box. That would be a big deal considering Google already has a successful living room gadget with the Chromecast.
Once registration is closed, Google said it will choose attendees at random, meaning you don’t have to register precisely at 4 p.m. later today. If you are chosen, tickets are being priced at $900, while academic tickets—.edu email address required—are set at $300. Before registering, potential attendees will need to setup a Google+ account and also activate Google Wallet.
We could see a lot of stuff at this year’s event. In addition to changes to Android and a possible set-top box, Google will probably talk more in-depth about its plans for Glass, and maybe, just maybe, we’ll see new Nexus tablets. Set a reminder to register later today.