google announced today that its annual Google I/O developer convention will happen on Wednesday, Might 11 and Thursday, Might 12, a couple of month sooner than once we count on Apple to carry its annual Worldwide Builders Convention.

Shared the information this afternoon, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai mentioned the occasion might be “reside from Shoreline Amphitheater”, with the content material accessible on-line. The wording of his tweet was complicated, however Google has clarified that this might be a web based occasion because it has been for the previous two years.

There might be a “restricted viewers” on the occasion, however that can include Googlers, with press and different attendees anticipated to tune in on-line.

With COVID instances plummeting in California and masks mandates being lifted, it is attainable Google might have chosen to ask some individuals in particular person, however the firm selected to not, maybe as a result of Google I/O sometimes invitations guests from see everywhere in the world.

Google’s resolution to carry an online-only occasion might give us some perception into Apple’s plans. Apple has not introduced dates for the Worldwide Builders Convention, nor has the corporate mentioned whether or not this yr’s occasion may have a private factor. Apple has been cautious through the international well being disaster, so with Google logging on just for I/O, we’ll seemingly see Apple go for a web based occasion as nicely.

Apple introduced the dates for the 2022 Worldwide Builders Convention on March 30 final yr, so we can’t have lengthy to attend to seek out out what Apple has in retailer for WWDC 2022.

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