Right on schedule, Google has opened registration for its I/O 2015 developer conference.

As was the case last year, developers will have a couple of days to put their names into the hat — registration runs until 5 p.m. PDT this Thursday, March 19. Successful applicants will then be selected by random, and will be invited to pay the $900 for a regular attendee ticket, or $300 for academic tickets. It doesn't make any difference when exactly you submit your registration, everyone will have the same chance of securing a ticket.

This year's I/O conference comes a month earlier than the previous one. At that conference we were introduced to Lollipop, then known as "Android L," along with Material Design and the first developer preview build for the new Android version. Naturally, it's one of the biggest Android events of the year.

Google I/O 2015 runs from May 28-29 at Moscone Center West in San Francisco. We'll be there to bring you up-to-the-minute coverage of the proceedings.

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