The Google I/O developer conference is set to happen in May, at the same venue where it's been taking place since 2016. This is if Google's puzzle a developer solved in Twitter is indeed true.
Normally, the Google I/O puzzle takes a while longer to decipher. This time, however, someone uncovered its content surprisingly fast, revealing the event's schedule and venue.
Google I/O Puzzle Solved
On Thursday, Google tweeted a mysterious block of text with the caption "#io19 is on the horizon." The tweet also contained a link to a video that narrates the said text, along with a set of somewhat-strange images. As mysterious as the tweet was, it's likely a programming puzzle that's waiting to be uncovered.
Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, CA Also Hi secret Google account @internaltest189 Why was 6 afraid of 7? #transmissionreceivedhttps://t.co/VwWG7e8vXU pic.twitter.com/jobD6zmSBR — Till Kottmann (@deletescape) January 25, 2019
One Twitter user, developer Till Kottmann, has got things figured out in a matter of hours. Kottmann eventually found his way around to "solving the puzzle" and revealed that the Google I/O conference will happen on May 7 to 9 at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California, the same venue where it's happening for four years in a row.
Meanwhile, this I/O schedule is not at all surprising, as the developer conference typically happens around May every year.
Sundar Pichai, Google's CEO, later on confirmed the I/O's date and place in a tweet.
Glad the transmission was received:) See you at Shoreline Amphitheatre May 7-9 for this year's I/O! #io19 pic.twitter.com/CXWpQR4Eza — Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) January 25, 2019
What To Expect
This year's Google I/O is just around the corner, but it's still unknown as to what the company might reveal during the event. It is expected, though, that Google will probably unveil Android's next iteration, currently called the Android Q. Rumors circulating about this latest Android OS point to a system-wide dark mode option and more sophisticated privacy controls.
An updated Google Assistant may also possibly make an appearance at the event, and maybe there'll be a little teaser for the Pixel 3 Lite. As always, these rumors should be taken with the proverbial grain of salt.