Aspiring visitors to the Google I/O developer conference are finding it difficult to get a ticket to the event. This is similar to what happens every year. Google has set the entry ticket to a whopping $900 and the surprising thing is that there are rumours that it may already be sold out.
Academic Passes can however be purchased at $300. Google I/O will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on May 28 and 29. Like last year, Google is also offering badges through a lottery process.
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The registration process closed on March 19. According to Google, further applicants for the ticket will be chosen on a random basis. Those selected will be informed via email. Many tech brands are also finding it difficult to secure a seat for the Google I/O.
Google has however not yet revealed anything about the sessions. The web giant was short on any big announcements last year. So users expect some major unveils on breakthroughs and products. This could include Project Ara, taking Android Lollipop to more devices, the Cardboard, Android Auto, Android TV and much more.
Apple has already set the air on fire with its new Apple Watch. Google may also bring up something about the Android Wear smartwatches.
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But getting an entry to the event is one of the bigger questions. In 2012, Google sold its Google I/O tickets within 20 minutes. In 2011, it took 59 minutes and in 2013, 49 minutes.
It is one of the rare few brands in the tech world that don’t need to invite people to its events. Instead it has to turn away most of the people. Even tech media is finding it difficult to secure a seat to be able to report the first reviews from the event.