It appears that “Key Developers” are being sent emails today that note they’ve been selected as such, this email denoting them as able to register for Google IO 2011 earlier than everyone else. This mail has apparently been sent out just a short while ago today, and word on the street is that, strangely, Google may have done this because they’ve increased their max capacity for attendees.

Have you been sent this email? Let us know! Everyone else, take a peek at the final countdown before the event starts and cry yourself to sleep if you’ve not been early invited. We’ll be twiddling our thumbs.

UPDATE here’s one of those letters that’ve been flying around, courtesy of Artem Russakovskii, submitting first to Android Police:

Dear Artem Russakovskii,
As a token of our appreciation for being a key developer partner, we’d like to invite you to register for Google I/O 2011 at the Early Bird price of $450, one week before we open up registration to the public. Take advantage of this pre-sale by registering with the last name above and the email address to which we’ve sent this message.
This year, there will be 1,500 tickets available during the pre-sale period, with pre-sales lasting until February 6 or when we sell out, whichever comes first. Please register early to enjoy pre-sale registration.
Pre-sale registration
Google I/O 2011
May 10 – 11, 2011
Moscone West, San Francisco
Register [EDITED]
Pre-sale price: $450
Please note that the registration link above will direct you to our dedicated registration site. This offer is only available to Google I/O 2010 attendees and key developer partners, so please do not forward this information to anyone else as they will not be able to register.
Thank you again for your support of Google’s developer initiatives. We look forward to having you at Google I/O again in 2011!
The Google I/O Team
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