Google is all set to host its annual developer conference – Google I/O 2022 – this week. The event will begin on May 11 with the keynote address by Alphabet Inc. CEO Sundar Pichai and will go on till May 12. During its two-day conference, Google will announce updates to its cloud infrastructure and other platforms and tools like Flutter. Firebase, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) based platforms. In addition, the company will also announce updates to its consumer-centric offerings, which include Android OS, Chrome OS, Google Play, and Maps.
The company is also revealing what we should expect from the upcoming Google I/O. The company has also opened a poll on its official Android handle on Twitter asking users “Which update are you most excited to see on May 11-12?” Options include – security updates, messaging updates, cross device updates, and new partnerships.
#googlio Loading now… Which update are you most excited to see on May 11-12?
— android (@android) 9 May 2022
In a separate tweet from its Material Design Twitter handle, the company asks its customers “What are you excited about?”. Options include – Variable font types, design and accessibility, and chatting with our team.
You can catch all the developments from Google I/O 2022 to BGR India or the developer conference on Google’s official website.
In the meantime, ahead of the annual event, here are everything we expect Google to announce:
Google has already shared a tentative timeline of the launch for its upcoming Android 13 mobile operating system. The company shared the first beta preview of Android 13 OS last month. It is possible that the company is using the platform to release the second beta version of the OS and talk a bit more about the key features of the Android 12 successor.
Google usually uses Google I/O to launch its mid-budget smartphones. The company is expected to keep up with the trend with the launch of the Pixel 6A smartphone in 2022. According to tipster Mukul Sharma, the phone has also entered testing in India. Separately, reports suggest that the Pixel 6A is tipped to come with a 90Hz 6.2-inch FHD+ display. It is expected to be powered by Google’s in-house Tensor chipset coupled with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. Additionally, the phone is expected to pack a 4,5000mAh battery and run Android 12 OS.
Reports have long tipped Google to be working on a WearOS-based smartwatch dubbed the Pixel Watch. Recent reports suggest that 2022 could be the year when the company will finally launch its Pixel Watch. According to reports, Google’s Pixel Watch is expected to come with a circular design, physical crown and Fitbit integration. Additional features include SPO2 tracker, sleep apnea detection, heartbeat alert, stress tracking, and calorie tracking among other things.
Google’s first foldable display smartphone, known as Pixel Fold, has been in the news for quite some time. The device is expected to run on Android 12L OS. Earlier, reports had pointed to the device launching in the fourth quarter of 2022, just in time for the company’s Pixel smartphone launch event. However, some reports indicate that Google may hint about the device at its upcoming launch event.
New Nest Hub
Google, in the past, has also used its annual event to launch new Nest smart speakers and smart displays. Hence, it is entirely possible that the company will introduce a new Nest Smart Display at the upcoming Google I/O 2022. Reports point to the company launching the Nest Smart Display with a different screen.
Apart from this, Google is also expected to update its virtual assistant – Google Assistant – Chrome OS, Google Play Store and Google Maps at the event.
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