Google announced today that it’s yearly developers conference, Google I/O, will be taking place a bit earlier this year kicking off on May 17th from the Moscone Center West in San Francisco.
Google’s Vic Gundotra announced the news today saying that the Google I/O 2013 conference has been bumped up from June, the month that Google hosted this year’s Google I/O conference. The company will be releasing registration details at some point in February.
Once registration goes live, the tickets will likely sell out relatively quickly given the ticket sales for the previous conferences.
Once again, the event will be taking place at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco and the event will span over three days from May 15th to May 17th. During those three days, Google will more than likely make some big announcements and it will also be hosting tons of workshops for Android developers.
As of right now, there aren’t many details regarding what to expect from the event though we imagine that Google will likely use it as a platform to announce the rumored Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie update which has been on Android users radar for quite some time. Android 5.0 is currently unknown beyond its supposed name but it will very likely end up replacing Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, Google’s current version of Android.
The timing of the event also lines up nicely with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 which is said to have Android 5.0 on board and is rumored to be out in the middle of next year.
Other possible announcements include an updated Nexus 7 tablet, which the company announced at the event this year. Given the success of the Nexus 7, Google likely has plans for a successor in mind.
Google may also have some other tricks up its sleeve too. Google I/O 2012 saw the launch of the Nexus Q, a device that while pulled from shelves, was still a bit of a surprise announcement.