Apple recentlyÂ announced that its virtual WWDC will be holding on June 7. And now, Google has cryptically announced that its I/O 2021 will be virtual and will be starting from May 18.
9to5Google was quick to decode the message on the I/O 2021 announcement. In a tweet,Â GoogleÂ hasÂ sharedÂ the teaser and a link that takes us to an eventÂ page. Here, we see a set of puzzles with messages hidden inside the punchcards.
On decoding them, we get a message thatÂ Google I/O 2021Â will be held virtually i.e, online skipping the usual Shoreline Amphitheater place and it will be free for everyone as well. Similarly,Â AppleÂ has also said that developers donâ€™t need to pay an entrance fee to attend the WWDC 2021 event.
Further, the message also has the event date and according to the report, Google I/O 2021 will be held from May 18 to May 20, 2021. We can expect announcements regarding the Chrome,Â Google Assistant, andÂ Android 12Â Beta.
In 2019, Google used the I/O to announce its first-ever mid-range Pixel 3a/ 3a XL smartphones in May. However, the successor got pushed to October the next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year,Â reports sayÂ that the Pixel 5a will be launching on June 11 which, if turns out to be true, will once again skip the launch at the I/O. However, there is a possibility that the â€˜Pixel Buds Aâ€˜ wireless earbuds could launch at the event but letâ€™s wait for an official confirmation.
Either way, Android and Chrome OS developers should watch out for the event as the company is expected to announce exciting updates regarding its future.