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Tickets for Google’s I/O developers conference sold out in less than 30 minutes on Tuesday morning, even with regular tickets costing $900 a piece and academic tickets running $300 a pop.

Last year’s tickets for I/O sold out in less than an hour, so we warned developers a few weeks ago to set their alarms since demand could be crazy high. The event takes place June 27 through 29 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

“What’s really amazing to me is that Google more than doubled the ticket price this year and the tickets still sold out in half the time,” Jeff Scott, editor-in-chief of popular application site 148 Apps, wrote on Twitter.

Last year at I/O, Google introduced Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which took the Android OS in a smart new direction. It also used the conference to talk up Chrome browser advancement, introduce Angry Birds on Chrome, and show off its Chromebook laptops.

Google could very well introduce Android 5.0 (Jelly Bean) at I/O, with release of the code coming later in the year. The company could also show off its advancements with the Play media and app store and how it will challenge Apple’s iTunes. No doubt there will also be talk of the company’s persistent Chrome browser development.

Let us know in the comments if you plan to attend I/O and what you expect from the conference.

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