Google I/O tickets sell out in less than an hour

Google I/O tickets sell out in less than an hour
Tickets for the annual Google I/O developer event went on sale and were all snatched up in less than an hour. That is a fast sellout, but slower than last year when the show sold out in 20 minutes. The demand for the event comes despite the rather high price. Tickets cost $900 for the general public with students and teachers paying $300 for entrance to the show, which will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco May 15th through the 17th.

Google I/O is known for the "freebies" that are handed out to the audience each year along with the introductions made by Google at the show. Last year, Android 4.1 was unveiled at Google I/O along with Google Now, a new You Tube app, Google+ Events, Google 3D Earth, and Chrome and Google Drive for iOS. Also introduced was the Google Nexus 7 tablet and the Nexus Q. The latter, a round social media player, is no longer sold after feedback from users revealed it to be terribly lacking in features.

The 6,000 attendees to the event last year took home a Samsung GALAXY Nexus handset, a Google Nexus 7 tablet and the Nexus Q. They also were given the opportunity to purchase Google Glass for $1,500 after viewing a live video display of four skyjumpers wearing the device, who jumped out of a blimp and landed on the roof of the convention center.

This year, the buzz around Google I/O centers on a new handset that is believed to be the first true collaboration between Google and Motorola. Dubbed the Motorola X, the device is expected to be powered by Android 5.0, also known as Key Lime Pie.

source: PCMag

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9 Comments

1. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Damn wish i had 900$ too go there. Google i/o is going too be very excited this year. Cant wait for keylime 5.0 & hopefully google glass

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Awesome, that means many peoples were excited about Key Lime Pie and Google Glass. But $900 for the ticket is too expensive, I really want to go there but oh well.......

4. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

With all the freebies it kind of pays for itself though.

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Yeah, I agree.

3. yougotkilled1

Posts: 167; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

How do you provide proof to google that you're a student or teacher? o_o send in a picture of ID? Online purchases that is....

6. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

Sky divers is the proper term not sky jumpers

7. nexusalltheway

Posts: 69; Member since: Nov 28, 2012

I so wish i could have purchased this ticket and go there. It will be incredible experience.

8. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

If I wasn't on the east coast, I would love to have gone.

9. DHILLON_ARSH

Posts: 66; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

idiots.... who'll pay $900 for a silly ticket.... if key lime pie iz the issue well i can some time nd save my $z

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