The most interesting bits from Google's annual developerkeynote in Google I/O 2022

The most interesting bits from Google's annual developerkeynote in Google I/O 2022 ...

Pixel 6a and Pixel Buds Pro are coming to the market in July.

The $449 Pixel 6a is Google''s most recent Pixel flagship, which is powered by the same Tensor chip as the Pixel 6/6 Pro, and makes a few compromises in other areas with a less 60Hz display, less RAM, and a lower camera set.

The 6a appears to be a more substantial option in the medium-range Android segment, although Pixel fans may purchase it from the 21st to July, with shipping and store availability starting July 28.

The $200 Pixel Buds Pro are Google''s first active noise canceling and premium earbuds, which will also be released in late July. They are twice as expensive as Google''s regular Pixel Buds A-series, but offer additional features, they''ll last longer and fit more comfortably in your ears.

Pixel 7/7 Pro and Pixel Watch are coming this fall.

After the launch, Google''s radically altered Pixel 6 and 6 Pro have had a fair share of problems. However, they have managed to broaden Google''s mobile ambitions, which is why the company provided a brief presentation to their successors, allowing supporters to relax.

The next generation of Pixel phones is on the way. Here''s a first look at the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro, which is equipped with a new generation of Google Tensor and a sleek design. Coming this fall. #GoogleIO

Google is keeping things under wraps for the time being, and it is expected to reveal full details when the phones launch this autumn. Beyond the next-gen Tensor processor and a slightly refined design for the flagship handset.

Google''s Pixel Watch is a highly anticipated Pixel Watch. Its round, thick-bezel design is unlikely to go in its favor, but Google''s Fitbit integration is also likely to be supported by Wear OS 3 and a minimalist look with the mechanical crown could keep it interesting.

Pixel Tablet and AR glasses will be released next year and beyond.

Google once again began demonstrating renewed interest in this category with Android 12L. An OS optimized for large-screen devices strongly suggested that a tablet from Google is on the track.

As with a Tensor-powered Pixel Tablet launch, Google is planning to expand over 20 first-party applications for this form-factor, as well as targeting other popular third-party applications.

Smart glasses are another product category where Google is making (or is contemplating) a comeback. At the end of its keynote, Google touched on virtual reality and presented a demo of its prototype AR glasses expressing a conversation in real-time.

The company''s project Iris (most likely their internal code name) suggests a launch sometime in 2024, although Google didn''t say when these glasses would be released.

Android 13: The second beta has been re-released, plus customization and more.

Android 13''s second beta was announced for general users to try out, as well as what to expect from the end fall release. The most recent version will incorporate Android 12''s Material You design language, which includes more themes and customization, increased RCS messaging support and improved privacy and security measures.

Android 13 will also allow users to define language on a per app basis and improve device interoperability by including fast-pairing support for the Matter smart home standard.

Search, YouTube, Maps, and Wallet are just a few of the services and apps we offer.

Google''s AI prowess was once again on display in its search and first-party applications. For instance, searching for flights will now show the corresponding emissions for your route, allowing you to select the most eco-friendly route.

Bringing an immersive view on Google Maps is a completely new way to discover it. The site will be able to experience what it looks and feels like before you arrive, powered by advances in AI that allow us to combine billions of Street View and aerial images. #GoogleIO

Google has announced auto-generated videos for YouTube''s mobile version, as well as a powerful viewing experience in Google Maps, which is similar to Apple Maps'' 3D mode, for a more real-time look at cities.

A new Google Wallet app is now available on Android and Wear OS devices. It will also replace Google Pay in some areas and will allow users to store credit cards, digital IDs, vaccination records, and other personal information.

Firebase and Flutter Updates for Development Tools

Google''s back-end-as-a-service Firebase platform has received several updates. The latter will now integrate deep with other Google developer tools and frameworks, such as Android Studio and Flutter. These will now have direct access to Firebase''s Crashlytics crash data to assist developers debug code.

With improved support for Angular and Next.js frameworks, web applications will be easier to deploy. Google also said that Firebase now supports development with Apple''s Swift language.

Flutter, Google''s cross-platform UI framework, has received several enhancements. The now-defunct platform, Flutter 3, has strong support for macOS (including Apple Silicon) and Linux applications.

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