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Google sets a date: I/O developer conference will be in June 2014

Google announced this week that it will hold its annual I/O developer conference in San Francisco from June 25-26.

"Only 126 days until the 7th annual Google I/O," Google's Sundar Pichai wrote in a Google+ post.

The two-day event is expected to draw an audience of worldwide developers and reporters to "talk about what's next," Pichai said. The conference will be held at the Moscone West convention center in California.

Registration information and further details will be revealed next month. But Pichai did offer one bit of news: changes to this year's registration process. In the wake of the 2013 I/O, which sold out in just over 20 minutes, the tech titan is taking new precautions.

According to Pichai, attendees will not have to scramble as soon as registration opens, but will be able to submit a sort of pre-order, which will be approved and then selected at random by Google.

The Google I/O 2013 site is still active, featuring highlights from last year's event, at which the company unveiled new Android developer tools, Google+ smart image editing, an updated Maps, VP9 for the Web, and more.

It wasn't quite as eventful as the 2012 conference, during which Google showed off Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google Now, Google+ Events, 3D Google Earth imagery, a new YouTube app, and Chrome and Google Drive for iOS. Not to mention hardware like Google's first tablet, the Nexus 7, and the underwhelming Nexus Q media hub.

That was also the year co-founder Sergey Brin demonstrated Google Glass by having skydivers jump out of a blimp and land on the roof of the convention centre.

Stay tuned to the Google Developers Twitter feed for more details about the I/O 2014 event.