Google I/O 2022 Starts Now: How to Watch and Our Expectations – Jahanagahi

Google I/O 2022 Starts Now: How to Watch and Our Expectations

Google I/O, the company’s annual conference for developers, starts streaming live Wednesday at 10 am PT (1 pm ET/6 pm BST) and runs through Thursday, May 12. Rumors are flying about the next Google Pixel phonespossibly Pixel Watch and android 13the presumed follow-up to Google’s Android 12 operating system.

Though that’s all speculation, it’s safe to say Google has some big announcements in store for I/O 2022. Last year at I/O 2021Google showed off android 12its new video chat tech Project Starline and major updates to Wear OS. We don’t know exactly what’s in store for this year’s conference, but we have our eye on all the new technology Google might introduce this week. Here’s what you need to know before the conference.

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What to Expect at Google I/O 2022


How to watch Google I/O 2022 live

Google I/O will be free to watch live at, starting at 10 am PT today, Wednesday, May 11, and the event will also be recorded and available to stream afterward. CNET will be hosting live coverage alongside the conference, starting with a preshow at 9:45 am PT. You can watch it right here with the livestream embed at the top of this page, and on CNET’s YouTube channel, as well as follow along with CNET’s live blog.

In the meantime, you can register for a free Google developer profile if you’re interested in getting email updates about the conference and keeping track of the events you’ll attend virtually.

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What we expect Google to announce

android 13

It’s likely that Google will give us a look at the next Android mobile operating system, android 13. The new Android OS is still undergoing beta testing, but we’ll likely learn some key details at the conference. The Android Developers Blog has already shown off a number of new settings and features, plus improvements on Android 12’s Material You design framework. Here’s everything we know about Android 13 ahead of its wide release, which is expected later in August or September.

Pixel 6A

At I/O 2019, Google introduced the first budget “A” version of its Pixel phone: the Pixel 3A. Then, for the next two years, Google pushed the Pixel 4A and 5A releases from May to August due to pandemic-related delays. Rumors suggest that Google might summarize the original “A” release schedule for 2022, debuting the 6A at I/O this year. (However, tech leaker Jon Prosser says the actual launch will be delayed until July 28 for most markets.) According to leaks from industry tipstersthe 6A might get the 6 and 6 Pro’s powerful Google Tensor chipalong with a 6.2-inch OLED display and a punch-hole front camera.

Read more: Google Pixel 5A vs. Pixel 4A vs. Pixel 3A

Pixel Watch

Though Google already owns Fitbit and builds Wear OS in partnership with Samsung, this year’s I/O event could see the company finally dive into the smartwatch waters under its own branding with the Rumored Pixel Watch. Pixel Watch speculation includes a potential Wear OS interface, a minimalist design, health-tracking features and three different versions. A leak from a carrier’s inventory surfaced in early Marchshowing the Pixel Watch in gold, gray and black options with 32GB of storage.

Read more: Google’s Rumored Smartwatch Should Take a Page From Its Pixel Phones

Pixel Fold and Android 12L developments that support foldable phones

Android 13 isn’t the only Android OS update we could see at I/O this year: Google has been teasing Android 12La version of Android 12 adapted for tablets and foldable phones (like Samsung’s Galaxy ZFold 3). speaking of which, Google is expected to launch its own foldable (a Pixel Fold?) later this year. Maybe we’ll get a glimpse during I/O.

Changes for Google Stadia

It’s possible that the Google-owned cloud gaming platform Stadia could make an appearance in some way. Rumors suggest that Google will offer Stadia’s streaming tech to other companies, including Peloton, under the name Google Stream. If this proves true, we just might see a rebranding announcement at I/O.

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