Google Went Cryptic with the I/O 2017 Date Puzzle but the Fun was Short-lived

Mark your calendars!


Every year, some time between May and June, Google holds its annual developer conference in San Francisco where it showcases new and upcoming technologies to the world. This year will be no different, but Google took a twist in letting us know the exact date when I/O would be held.

Teasers in the form of cryptic puzzles from social media accounts associated with Google’s own internal developer teams went up without explicitly giving much away.

This is what people had to deal with:

[Just incase you missed the memo: Google acquired Firebase back in 2014. Developers would know]

The attached link redirected to just to spice up the mystery:

The folks over at Hacker News didn’t take long to have it all figured out and here we are: Google I/O 2017 will be held between 17th and May 2017 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.

Google is yet to announce when tickets to attend I/O 2017 will be up for grabs but we’ll have the details as soon as it makes them public.

At last year’s I/O, Google introduced so many new things. Both hardware and software. Android N got previewed as did Android Wear 2.0 and several new features that made their way to Android TV. The company also revealed its mobile virtual reality platform, Daydream, Instant Apps, new messaging apps Allo and Duo, the Google Home voice-activated speaker and Google Assistant, the smart assistant powered by Artificial Intelligence.

Here’s to hoping that this year’s I/O will be just as much fun as last year in terms of product announcements. After all, Google will be making sure all I/O attendees soak up the California sun since for the second year running I/O will be held outdoors.

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Emmanuel writes on mobile hardware, software and platforms.