As has been the tradition over the last couple of years, the Google Developers Twitter account began teasing information surrounding when and where Google I/O 2018 will be taking place. The account tweeted an image of 1’s and 0’s which translated to google.com/io.
— Google Developers (@googledevs) January 24, 2018
Once you accessed the landing page, you were greeted with a new game, which allows you to “go behind the scenes with the I/O 2018 team”. This little game takes you on a quest to figure out the date and location for Google I/O 2018, which after completed, shows you that the big G will be making a return to the Shoreline Amphitheater for the third straight year.
Along the way, there are a few subtle cues along the way that begin teasing the name for the next version of Android, including a subtly placed Pineapple cake that rests on a desk in the first room. It’s no surprise that although we won’t likely learn the name of Android 9.0 until after I/O 2018, Google loves to tease the name of Android ahead of time.
If you want a little bit of a cheat sheet for the quest, here are the answers to each question, unlocking the “final screen”:
- 01, 60, 80
- [turn off lights]
- [sisters, refresh, mirror, theatre]
Once completed, you will be greeted with the following image:
This is obviously center stage for the Amphitheater, with the dates and specific location listed in the top left-hand corner. Unfortunately, Google has yet to open registrations for the event, nor have they shared ticket pricing, but we should be learning more about the event in the coming weeks.
Let us know if you completed the task ahead of time and if you’re excited to see what Google has in store for Google I/O 2018, where we are expecting Google Assistant to be at the forefront.