The Google I/O 2022 keynote concluded on Wednesday and was packed with a plethora of offerings. There was something in it for all. We got to hear about Android, AI, and a range of Pixel hardware, as Sundar Pichai and his crew took the stage.
Google I/O 2022 developer conference finally returned with an in-person, but limited, keynote. In addition to the customary updates from Android, it also saw some of the most important introductions from Google in recent memory, including its first-ever Pixel smartwatch.
The Pixel Watch, Pixel 7, Buds Pro, And Much More At Google I/O 2022
Google I/O 2022 has announced the Pixel 6A, a new mid-level phone costing $449. It will be accessible through preorder in July. The 6A sports the design and Tensor chip of the Pixel 6, but has downgraded the camera to 12 MP instead of 50 MP.
The hardware for the Pixel Watch was unveiled and the Google wearable will have an updated Wear OS3 version. It will also have a Fitbit integration, helping you track real-time health metrics.
The Google I/O 2022 also gives a look at the next generation of Pixel phones coming this fall – the Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro. They come equipped with a sleek design and a new generation of Google Tensors.
Google’s very own version of the AirPods is here. The Pixel Buds Pro was launched at Google I/O 2022 and should set you back by $199. A 7-hour battery life, a customized audio chip supporting Bluetooth multipoint, and active noise elimination are some standard features of the Buds Pro. The multipoint support is a novelty in the sphere of earbuds, letting you connect to 2 devices.
Google I/O 2022 also saw the announcement of a Tablet that will be the perfect companion to the Pixel. The only hardware detail revealed was that it would sport a Tensor chip.
Other products at the Google I/O 2022 include AR glasses capable of translating in real-time. There was also a lot of AI-related news, the biggest being that it is going to allow people to test the language model.
The return of the Wallet app was also announced at the Google I/O 2022 and will store more than just your payment cards. You also get to keep your passes, vaccination records, reward program membership, and a lot more.
Google also added a new Map mode for Street View from the sky. This will be available in select cities for now.
There was also a whole series of privacy and security announcements, including the My Ad Center interface that allows users to customize the ads they see.