Google captivated the tech world yesterday as it hosted its highly anticipated annual I/O developer conference. The event served as a platform for Google to showcase an array of groundbreaking products and unveil remarkable features that will soon be available to users.
Starting from Google’s pixel to Bard the event gave a bunch of announcements that left attendees and technology enthusiasts eager to explore the future of Google’s offerings.
Highlights of the Google I/O Event
Let’s delve into the highlights of the Google I/O event and the exciting developments that are set to shape the digital landscape.
Pixel 7a, the Pixel Fold, and the Pixel Tablet
Google finally revealed the launching of three new pixel products- Pixel 7a, the Pixel Fold, and the Pixel Tablet.
Google’s first foldable device, the $1,799 Pixel Fold, has a 5.8-inch exterior OLED screen that unfolds to show a bigger 7.6-inch display that is also an OLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate.
Also available is the $499 new 11-inch Pixel Tablet. The device’s magnetic charging dock, which also serves as a speaker, allows it to work as both a standard tablet and a smart display.
Along with that Google added the Pixel 7A to its midrange A-series portfolio to modernize it. The gadget has a 6.1-inch 1080p display that can run at up to 90Hz and Google’s Tensor G2 CPU, just like the Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet. The phone’s base model has a $499 price, but some carriers will also offer a more expensive $549 alternative that supports millimeter waves (mm-Wave).
Pixel 7a is available for purchase now, bringing advanced hardware and software capabilities at an accessible price.
A smarter version of Bard now will be available to everyone covering over 180 countries and territories. With an aim to support 40 different languages in the future, Bard included Japanese as well as Korean languages for now. In this new version, Bard will be able to provide images in its response from now onwards, and adding to that they are also planning to partner with Adobe to generate art in the responses. Google plans to add even more features in the future, including a dark mode and visual search feature. This includes integrations with third-party services like OpenTable and Instacart.
Search Engine Update
Now Google search engine will also be handled by Artificial intelligence and this major update is named as Search Generative Experience (SGE). Instead of researching for more extensive terms and afterward diving into the outcomes yourself, generative computer-based intelligence will want to figure out a more unambiguous inquiry and do the exploration for the user, adding a synopsis to the highest point of the outcomes that incorporates the data they are searching for.
Wear OS 4
There’s a ton of equipment on offer at this I/O featured discussion, however, it is evident from Google’s updates for Wear OS, Android Auto, and Android TV that those operating systems are beginning to gain serious traction.
In the next version of Google’s smartwatch operating system wear OS4, comes with improved battery life, functionality, and new accessibility features. In addition, with this, users can now adjust lighting, and view animated previews of camera notifications all from the watch itself including improved smart home integrations also.
For the time being, Wear OS 4 can only be used in an emulator and a developer preview. The full version will be available later this year.
A brand-new AI-powered editing feature for Google Photos– Magic Editor is announced in the event which allows a user to make quite significant changes to a photo, such as changing the sky, moving an individual or object, or maybe removing people from the background. Later this year, a select group of Pixel users will receive early access to it.
Google declared another name for the set-up of simulated intelligence instruments it’s bringing to Docs, Sheets, Slides, Meet, and Gmail: Duet AI.
The new highlights for Slides and Meet incorporate the capacity to type in what sort of representation the user is searching for, and the computer-based intelligence will make that picture. This refers specifically to Google Meet’s custom backgrounds.
Whether it’s a wallpaper made from a selection of emojis chosen or a fully AI-generated image Google with the help of AI will make a personalized wallpaper for the user. In addition, Google will launch a Pixel-only feature next month that lets the user personalize their device with a new “cinematic wallpaper” that enhances the existing photos by adding depth to them.
Update for Google Maps
With the advancement of AI in the field of technology, Google I/O came with a more advanced version of Google Maps with an Immersive view of routes. Users will be able to utilize Immersive views later this year in a variety of locations to zoom along a 3D-generated simulation of their path and observe sights along the way from a vantage point above. Not only that, depending on how crowded it anticipates the road to be at that moment, maps will even estimate traffic volumes and even include the appropriate weather.
Find My Device
Google is extending and modernizing its Find My Gadget stage, aligning it closely with the area following arrangements from Apple and Tile. During the event, it was announced that tablets, headphones/earbuds, and more product categories would also be included to Find My Device in the upcoming months.
Overall, the Google I/O event showcased Google’s commitment to innovation and user experience, with a range of new products and features that are sure to excite users and developers alike.