Today is the big day for Android and Google enthusiasts alike – Google I/O registration opens! I/O is Google’s annual developers conference, where the world gets a peak at what Google has planned for its services over the next year. These services include all of our favorites, such as Android, Chrome, Glass, Drive, and much more.
This year, unlike years’ past, Google is holding a lottery for I/O tickets. In the past, users would rush to the I/O website hoping to snag a pair (with most people leaving frustrated), but this year is much different. The I/O registration window will be open today (April 15) to Friday (April 18). This gives people three days to sign up, which means no rushing and hopefully no site crashes.
At the beginning of next week, Google will randomly select its attendees, which means it doesn’t matter when you register. As always, you will need a Google+ account tied to a Google Wallet account, as that is the way they charge you for the tickets.
General attendee tickets are priced at $900, while academic tickets are $300. Remember, you will need a .edu email address to get an academic ticket.
If you are interested in attending this year, keep you eyes peeled on this site to signup for the ticket lottery that starts at 4pm PDT.
Update: Google I/O registration is now open!