Google's next I/O conference begins May 7th

Android Q and more likely await.

If you're a fan of all things Google, you already have a date to mark on your calendar for 2019. Developer Till Kottmann has 'cheated' Google's I/O conference puzzle to reveal that this year's event will take place between May 7th and May 9th at the familiar Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View. We've since confirmed the timing with Google. While the news is likely coming sooner than Google anticipated, you might want to try solving the puzzle yourself if you're a coder -- Google is promising free tickets to those who decipher the clues as intended.

The company hasn't spilled the beans on what I/O 2019 will entail. It's fairly easy to guess what Google will do, however. Android Q (Quesito? Quindim?) is very likely on the table, as are improvements to AI (especially Google Assistant), Chrome and other core products. We also wouldn't rule out one or two Duplex-style surprises that catch people off guard. The one certainty is that we'll be there to let you know what's new.