Google I/O 2022: what to expect and how to watch

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This year’s Google I/O, the company’s annual developer conference, is just hours away. It will run from May 11 to May 12 at 1 p.m. Eastern (10 a.m. Pacific). But Google I/O isn’t just a developer conference. Google traditionally uses the event to announce new hardware, software, and updates to its apps and services, which is news any tech fan would appreciate. So let’s see what we expect Google to reveal tomorrow, at Google I/O 2022. While there haven’t been many leaks surrounding this year’s Google I/O, we expect Google to make at least some exciting announcements. do during Google I/O 2022, including an overview of…

Android 13

We expect Google to show Android 13 publicly at I/O 2022. After all, the tech giant announces a new version of Android at every Google I/O conference. It also has the first Android 13 beta, with new beta versions every month until the official Android 13 release this fall.

Android 13 can bring a whole host of new features

Because Android 13 may have many new features, we will only highlight a few here. To learn more about the new features Android 13 can bring, visit: Android 13: Everything you need to know. With Android 13, apps may need to ask for permission to show notifications after installation. Yes, at this point you can prevent an app from sending notifications, but they are enabled by default when you install it.

It is also rumored that with Android 13 you can opt for a different language for a particular app, without changing the general language settings.

Android 13 may also notify you when it detects an app is overkill drain your battery in the background. The message will appear once every 24 hours if the pumping continues. The latest version of Android may also come with a Phantom Process Killer, which prevents background apps from overloading the phone’s CPU.

Google Pixel watch

The Google Pixel Watch is something that has been rumored for years. It was first rumored to be coming in October 2021, but it was delayed. The reason at the time was the global crisis of the chip shortage.

First, we had hoped that Google would announce its Pixel Watch at this year’s Google I/O. The likelihood of this grew further last week after an actual Pixel Watch prototype was found in a bar and then leaked out.

But in a tweet from March, leaker Jon Prosser stated that Google will only tease the Pixel Watch on I/O. Instead, the tech giant could officially announce its first-ever smartwatch with the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro in October. We’ll find out soon enough what the deal is.

What to expect from the Google Pixel Watch?

Of a Recently taken photo of a Pixel Watch compared to a Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, we can see that Google’s upcoming smartwatch has a round shape with a round display. While the Pixel Watch looks smaller, the screen size is nearly identical to the Watch 4 Classic.

Another rumor suggests that the Google Pixel Watch will have 32 GB of storage, the same as the Apple Watch and twice as much as the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series. We also expect to see the Google Pixel Watch with WearOS 3.1. A tweet from leaker Evan Blass shows an image from an interactive tutorial for Pixel Rohan, the code name for the Pixel Watch, and below the name we see Wear OS 3.1. However, we don’t know yet if Wear OS 3.1 will be much different from the current Wear OS 3, which is only available on the Galaxy Watch 4 and 4 Classic. The Google Pixel Watch is rumored to come in three colors: Grey, black and gold. In terms of price, we expect the watch to be between $300 and $400.

Google Pixel 6a

It’s very likely that Google will announce the budget Pixel 6a at this year’s Google I/O. Google has already unveiled “a” series phones during its developer conferences. According to leaker Jon Prosser, Google will officially announce the Pixel 6a at Google I/O this year. He also added that the release of the Pixel 6a has been delayed to July 28 in most markets.

What do we expect the Google Pixel 6a to have under the hood?

Chances are, the Google Pixel 6a will ship with the same Google Tensor chipset as the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. In Geekbench records, the Pixel 6a processor had very similar performance to the Pixel 6. We also expect to see just 6GB of RAM in the Google Pixel 6a.

Other possible specs for the Google Pixel 6a include:

  • 6.2-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels and a refresh rate of 60 Hz
  • 12.2 MP primary Sony IMX363 image sensor
  • Ultra-wide-angle secondary lens with 12MP Sony IMX386 sensor
  • 8MP front camera with IMX355 sensor
  • 4,800mAh battery
  • 30W fast charge
  • 128GB storage
  • Dimensions 152.2 x 71.8 x 8.7 mm

We may see new Google Pixel Buds

Google has already made a few attempts to enter the earphone market, but it has never really managed to compete with other manufacturers, such as Apple for example. But this could soon change.

According to leaker Jon Prossergoogle may soon release new earbuds called Pixel Buds Pro. Unfortunately, he didn’t say much other than the possible colors of the earphones, namely Real Red, Carbon, Limoncello and Fog. But going by the name “Pro”, we expect these earbuds to be able to compete with other “Pro” earphones like the Galaxy Buds Pro, Beats Fit Pro and AirPods Pro.

We sincerely hope that Google will announce the Pixel Buds Pro at the event tomorrow. After all, the company doesn’t have a specific event where it will announce its latest earphones, and let’s not forget that it introduced its budget Pixel Buds A-Series through a blog post. So you never know how and when Google will announce its new Pixel Buds.

What topics do we expect Google to cover at I/O 2022?

Recently, on Twitter, Google posted a poll asking users to vote on which updates they were most excited to see at this year’s Google I/O. The company offered four options:

  • Security updates
  • Message updates
  • Updates for various devices
  • New partnerships

The Material Design team also posted a poll asking users which of the following topics Android fans were looking forward to I/O:

  • Variable Fonts
  • Design and accessibility
  • Chat with our team
  • All of the above

These polls were likely intended to tease the public and hint at what topics to expect at Google I/O 2022.

How to view Google I/O 2022

Tomorrow, Google I/O will take place at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. As a spokesperson for Google said: “This year’s event will be broadcast to a limited live audience and is completely free and virtually open to everyone.” You can watch the event directly on YouTube. But for your convenience, we have embedded the live stream video directly in this article. So come to PhoneArena tomorrow, at about 1:00 PM Eastern (and 10:00 AM Pacific), and learn all about the latest Google products and Android 13 features. Don’t worry if you can’t watch the Google I/O 2022 live stream; the conference can be viewed later on request.

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