Google I/O (or simply I/O) is an annual developer conference held by Google in Mountain View, California. "I/O" stands for input/output, as well as the slogan "Innovation in the Open". The event's format is similar to Google Developer Day.



Announcements and highlights


Major topics included: * Android * App Engine * Bionic * Maps API * OpenSocial * Web Toolkit Speakers included Marissa Mayer, David Glazer, Steve Horowitz, Alex Martelli, Steve Souders, Dion Almaer, Mark Lucovsky, Guido van Rossum, Jeff Dean, Chris DiBona, Josh Bloch, Raffaello D'Andrea, Geoff Stearns


Major topics included: * AJAX APIs * Android * App Engine * Chrome * OpenSocial * Wave * Web Toolkit Speakers included Aaron Boodman, Adam Feldman, Adam Schuck, Alex Moffat, Alon Levi, Andrew Bowers, Andrew Hatton, Anil Sabharwal, Arne Roomann-Kurrik, Ben Collins-Sussman, Jacob Lee, Jeff Fisher, Jeff Ragusa, Jeff Sharkey, Jeffrey Sambells, Jerome Mouton and Jesse Kocher Attendees were given a HTC Magic.


Major topics included: * APIs * Android * App Engine * Chrome * Enterprise * Geo * OpenSocial * Social Web * TV * Wave Speakers included Aaron Koblin, Aaron Koblin, Adam Graff, Adam Nash, Adam Powell, Adam Schuck, Alan Green, Albert Cheng, Albert Wenger, Alex Russell, Alfred Fuller, Amit Agarwal, Amit Kulkarni, Amit Manjhi, Amit Weinstein, Andres Sandholm, Angus Logan, Arne Roomann-Kurrik, Bart Locanthi, Ben Appleton, Ben Chang, Ben Collins-Sussman. Attendees were given a HTC Evo 4G at the event. Prior to the event US attendees received a Motorola Droid while non-US attendees received a Nexus One.


Major topics included: * Android **Google Play Music **Google Play Movies **Honeycomb **Ice Cream Sandwich * Chrome and Chrome OS **Chromebooks from Acer and Samsung **Angry Birds for Chrome ** In-app purchases for Chrome Web Store Attendees were given a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Series 5 Chromebook and Verizon MiFi. The after party was hosted by Jane's Addiction.


The I/O conference was extended from the usual two-day schedule to three days. There was no keynote on the final day. Attendees were given a Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, Nexus Q and Chromebox. The after party was hosted by Paul Oakenfold and Train. Major topics included: * Android **3D imagery for Earth ** 400 million users announcement **Analytics **Google Now **Jelly Bean ** In-app purchases for Wallet ** Project Butter * Chrome ** 310 million users announcement ** Chrome for Android is stable **iOS app * Compute Engine * Docs ** Offline editing * Drive ** App for iOS ** SDK (v.2) * Glass * Gmail ** 425 million users announcement * Google+ **Hangouts app and metrics ** Platform for Mobile with SDKs and APIs * Maps ** Offline for Android ** Enhanced maps in API ** Transit data in API * Nexus **7 **Q * YouTube ** Updated 720p HD API ** Heat maps and symbols in API ** Updated Android app


Google I/O 2013 was held at the Moscone Center, San Francisco. The amount of time for all the $900 (or $300 for school students and faculty) tickets to sell out was 49 minutes, even when registrants had both Google+ and Wallet accounts by requirement. A fleet of remote-controlled blimps streamed a bird's-eye view of the event. Attendees were given a Chromebook Pixel. The after party was hosted by Billy Idol. Major topics included: * Android ** 900 million users announcement ** Updated Search **Studio * App Engine **PHP support * Google+ ** Redesign with photo and sharing emphasis * Hangouts ** Updated IM platform * Maps ** Redesign on web and Android * Play **Games **Music All Access ** Play for Education **Samsung Galaxy S4 to be sold ** Updated Google Play Services * TV ** Update to Jelly Bean


Major topics included: * Android **Auto **Lollipop **Material Design **One **Slides **TV **Wear * Chromebook ** Improvements * Google Fit * Gmail ** API Attendees were given a LG G Watch or Samsung Gear Live, Google Cardboard, and a Moto 360 was shipped to attendees after the event.


Major topics included: * Android Marshmallow ** App permission controls ** Native fingerprint recognition ** "Deep sleep", a mode which puts the device to sleep for power saving **USB-C support ** Deep-linking app support, which leads verified app URLs to the app in the Play store. *Android Pay * Android Wear ** "Always on" extension to apps ** Wrist gestures * Chrome *Custom tabs Gmail ** Inbox availability for everyone *Maps ** Offline mode * Nanodegree, an Android course on Udacity *Now ** Reduction in voice error ** Context improvements *Photos *Play ** "About" tabs for developer pages ** A/B listings ** Store listing experiments ** "Family Star" badge *Project Brillo, a new operating system for the Android-based Internet of things. **Project Weave, a common language for IoT devices to communicate. Attendees were given an Nexus 9 tablet and an improved version of Google Cardboard


Sundar Pichai moved Google I/O to Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA for the first time. Attendees were given sunglasses and sunscreen due to the amphitheater's outside conditions, however many attendees were sunburned so the talks were relatively short. There was no hardware giveaway. Major topics included: * Allo * Android **Daydream, Android support for VR was shown with Daydream. ** Instant Apps, a code path that downloads a part of an app instead of accessing a web app, which allows links to load apps on-demand without installation. This was shown with the B&H app. ** Nougat ** Wear 2.0 **The inaugural Google Play Awards were presented to the year's best apps and games in ten categories. *Assistant *Duo *Firebase, a mobile application platform, now adds storage, reporting and analytics. *Home *Play integration with Chrome OS


Major topics included: * Android Oreo **Project Treble, an Android Oreo feature that modularizes the OS so carriers can update their smartphones easier. * Flutter, a cross-platform mobile development framework that enables fast development of apps across iOS and Android. * Google.ai **Google Lens **Google Assistant became available on iOS devices. **A new standalone (in-built) virtual reality system to be made by the HTC Vive team and Lenovo. Attendees were given a Google Home and $700 in Google Cloud Platform Credits. The afterparty was hosted by LCD Soundsystem.


Major topics included: *Android Pie * Digital Wellbeing initiatives * Material Design 2.0 * Changes in Gmail * Android Wear 3.0 * An Impressive Google Assistant * AR/VR efforts * Updated Google Home Attendees were given an Android Things kit and a Google Home Mini. The after party was hosted by Justice with Phantogram opening.


Major announcements: * Android Q Beta 3 * Pixel 3a and 3a XL * Flutter on web *Google Lens * Google Firebase * AR walking directions in Google Maps * Offline, streamlined Google Assistant * Assistant driving mode * Kotlin-First Development * Google Home devices renamed to Nest * Live captioning * Project Mainline (streamlined OS update process on Android Q) * Duplex web API The afterparty was hosted by The Flaming Lips. There was no hardware giveaway.


The 2020 event was originally scheduled on May 12–14. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event was considered for alternative formats and eventually cancelled.


External links

Official app

Google I/O 2008 Session Videos and Slides

Google I/O 2012 Session Videos and Slides

Google I/O 2013 Session Videos and Slides

Google I/O 2014 Session Videos and Slides

Google I/O 2015 Session Videos

Google I/O 2016 Session Videos

Google I/O 2017 Session Videos

Google I/O on Twitter
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