In October, Google announced the dates for its annual developer conference Google I/O. Now, however, the company has decided to postpone the event in order to extent it to three days instead of two. According to Google I/O team member Monica Tran, “an unexpected opportunity to extend Google I/O to three days” opened up only recently, so the event will now take place almost two months later than scheduled from June 27 to 29. The location remains the same: the Moscone Center West in San Francisco.
Postponing a large conference like this by two months is highly unusual. Google I/O is one of the most anticipated events in the Google community ( not in the least because of the product announcements, easy access to engineers and product giveaways). Google hadn’t sold any tickets to I/O yet, though, so the postponement shouldn’t affect too many developers.