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Google announces registration date and price for I/O 2013

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Google announces registration date and price for I/O 2013
We are quickly coming up on Google I/O 2013, which is happening back in its traditional time in mid-May, rather than in late June like it was last year. And now, Google has finally announced when registration will happen, and how much tickets to this year's developer event will happen. It's best to set your alarms now, because if past years have been any indication, tickets are bound to be sold out within minutes.

Registration will be happening Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 7AM PDT (10AM EST). Just like last year, ticket prices will be $900 for general attendees and $300 for academic attendees, and you’ll need to have a Google+ account and a Google Wallet buyer account in order to register, so make sure you've got that set up as well, if you don't already. 

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posted on 22 Feb 2013, 20:19 8

1. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


I heard they're giving away Google self-driving cars this year.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 20:20

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7787; Member since: 14 May 2012)


$900? I better get a free Nexus X with that kind of money...

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 20:43 7

6. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3960; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Last year attendees got a Nexus 7, Galaxy Nexus, and a Nexus Q. I assume this year they will get the successor to the Nexus 10, maybe a successor to the Nexus Q (if they make one) or another product, and a Nexus 4. That should easily bury the cost of a ticket, and plus you get to watch a nice presentation :)

And yes, I say Nexus 4 because they probably won't announce the new Nexus phone at this event; expect that in Q3/early Q4.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 21:16 3

8. yougotkilled1 (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


Agreed with this here. You're basically buying googles products and you get to see whats coming up as well so it's a win win! I just wish i could go....

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 21:47 4

10. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2665; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Definitely a Nexus 10 as a giveaway, maybe a Nexus 4 or Moto X, and also either a Chromebook or a Google TV device would be my guess. Probably not the Pixel though, and I'd say Nexus 4 is much more likely than Moto X.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 21:53

11. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Pixel is 1300 for a 300-900 ticket. Lol. I would say almost zero chance that happens. Peeps going shouldn't expect anything though.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 22:02

12. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3960; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I seriously doubt the Moto X will be announced at Google I/O, or at least they won't have it ready for launch. Sniggly's description of the X given by his source, and the fact that Motorola just posted a job listing for product manager of the X phone last month point to it being in very early stages of development. We probably won't see it until late Q2 or Q3.

Google might make a comment on it however, probably just saying it's in the early stages of development and talk about some of the issues they're addressing with it.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 22:28

14. wendygarett (unregistered)


I'll definitely attend if Google giveaway chromebook, I want it so badly !!!

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 20:21

3. nacho69 (Posts: 21; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Can anybody sign up? I'm just a regular guy, I only want to go because they give away the new devices that they announce there.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 20:24

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7787; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Yeah for $900.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 20:38 2

5. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


Shut up and take my money, I'm goin'.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 20:56 1

7. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1322; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


who is a academic attendee? developer ? press? college students?

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 21:45

9. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I was thinking the same thing. I think the answer is developer. Not sure though. My other questions is where is this. Also if it sells out so fast can you resell the tickets for more on ebay lol. If academic was college student I would def buy a ticket just to resell it for 900. Easy 600 lol. Highly doubt it though.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 22:27

13. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


Google isn't going to let you resell, hence the purpose of Google Wallet and Google+ account.
Academic Attendees are college students and faculties, Proof of enrollment or employment at the institution is required for Google's approval.

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 23:22 1

15. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


So you're telling me I can get in for 300 make a fake g+ account and resell the ticket? Or most likely get a bunch of stuff for only 300, Then resell it for profit!!! Where is this thing?

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 03:56

16. sonofzeus (Posts: 95; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


lets hope the attendees gets a google glass

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