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Send your Android mascot suit to the cleaners: Google I/O dates announced

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Google has just announced the dates for I/O, its annual developer conference where all its biggest products and updates are announced. So go ahead and mark your calendars, book your hotels, and buy your plane tickets, because well all be going to Moscone Center on…

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Bahaha, we slay us! That’s May 15 – 17, 2013, for those of you who don’t do the whole binary thing.

But seriously. Google I/O is one of our favorite events of the year. You get sneak peeks at special APIs, hands-on time with as-yet unreleased gadgets, first looks at new products and services from Google, and truly bizarre demonstrations from megalomanical founders.

It’s the best ticket of the year!

In case you’re still unconvinced, let’s do a quick refresh on what happened at I/O 2012. We had a Death Star-shaped media server called the Nexus Q, a 7-inch tablet, a new smartphone showing off a new Android operating system, a Google-grown challenger to AWS, and the Star Trek-reminiscent Google Glass. Yes, to be sure, by the end of the whole show, we were a bit Googled out, but there’s no better place or time to get your head around everything that Google stands for, hopes for the future, and intends for its products and services.

If you’re too excited to read all that, here’s a video digest:

More details will be announced in February 2013. Stay tuned to DevBeat and Google’s communications channels for updates, information, and tickets.

So far, though, we’re just happy knowing that the “new” date for I/O is in May again. The 2012 conference’s strange, late appearance at the tail end of June really threw our summers for a loop.


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