Google I/O 2022 date revealed: Android 13, updates to Google apps, and more expected

Google's annual developer conference, Google I/O, is scheduled to take place on May 11th and 12th. Here's what you can expect.

Highlights
  • Google I/O 2022 is scheduled between May 11th and 12th
  • The event will be streamed live from Shoreline Amphitheatre, California
  • Google is expected to showcase Android 13 at the event

Google’s annual developer conference, Google I/O, is scheduled to take place on the 11th and 12th of May this year. After a series of puzzles, Google CEO Sundar Pichai took to his Twitter handle to announce the next iteration of Google I/O. Like the previous year, this year’s event will also be online, live-streamed from the usual I/O venue, Shoreline Amphitheatre, California.

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“This year’s event will be broadcast in front of a limited live audience, and is completely free and open to everyone virtually,” said Google spokesperson Alex Garcia-Kummert in a statement to The Verge. However, the live audience is limited to “primarily Googlers as well as some partners,” as Google apprised Axios’ Ina Fried. Everyone else, including the press, can watch the event online.

Google I/O 2022

This year, Google is ditching the tickets and making the event free to attend online for everyone. However, you need to register for Google I/O 2022, which is scheduled to begin later this month. It’s not compulsory to register, but it’s advised if you want to save content, get recommendations, or chat in I/O Adventure. Also, attendees need to be at least 18 years old to register for the event.

This year’s Google I/O schedule isn’t out yet, but we expect Sundar Pichai to kick off the event on day 1 with a keynote, giving us a peek at what Google’s been working on for the past few months and what’s coming next from the company. 

In 2020, Google had to cancel the I/O due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and then in 2022, it returned as a fully online event. Despite being an online-only event, Google made some big announcements – from Android 12 to Google’s Wear OS and Samsung’s Tizen merging into WearOS 3.

There’s no word on what’s coming this year, but as usual, we expect Google to showcase the next iteration of Android, Android 13, this year. Google might also announce updates related to some Google apps and services, along with some hardware.