Can we even keep track of technology?
well, I guess we can not
As every single day passes, new technologies are introduced.
Just look at the Google I/O event, Google launches a bunch of products with the latest technologies and also improved some google features.
Google I/O is the company’s annual developer conference and a place to unveil new products, services, and platforms.
Sundar Pichai took the stage at today’s keynote to kick off the big day in front of a massive crowd, he even made fun of himself for having started meetings off mute for the last two years.
Here’s everything you need to know from the Google I/O 2022 keynote.
Pixel 7 & Pixel 7 Pro:
The Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are here!
They will run Android 13 and use the next generation of Tensor chip. It borrows much of its design from last year’s Pixel 6. The price and the release date are still unknown. Know more about Pixel 7 & 7 Pro here.
Google has made its Pixel 6 even more affordable for customers by creating the Pixel 6a.
The new Pixel 6a costs $449 and is available for pre-order starting July 21; it will ship on July 28. The phone has a smaller screen than the original Pixel 6 [6.1 inches versus 6.4], less RAM, and downgraded cameras, but it has Google’s custom Tensor chip, the Titan M2 security chip, and 5G support. Know more about Pixel 6a here.
Rick Osterloh appeared on the Google I/O stage last week to preannounce the long-rumored Pixel Watch.
The Pixel Watch is officially coming later this fall, Google has confirmed. This is Google’s first smartwatch, and while we don’t know a lot about its hardware, Google has said that it will run Wear OS 3 and offer Fitbit integration.
Pixel Buds Pro:
Pixel Buds Pro, the new wireless earbuds, will sell for $199 and start shipping on July 28.
The Pixel Buds Pro features a lot of upgrades over its predecessor, including water and sweat resistance, active noise cancellation, and multipoint connectivity. The new buds also support Spatial Audio through a software update later this year.
Google is tight-lipped about what it’s planning for the Pixel tablet, but that may be because the device won’t ship until 2023.
In Android 13, Google is expanding its Material You interface to include support for additional languages, while the company continues to expand its rollout of RCS, which brings end-to-end encryption to standard SMS messages.
Google has expanded the concept of digital payment with a new app called Google Wallet, which will also let you store credit cards, loyalty cards, ID cards, public transit passes, concert tickets, vaccination records, and more. At this time, the roll-out process varies by country.
Virtual Credit Cards:
Google Chrome now offers virtual credit cards that help you keep your real card number safe. If the virtual card gets stolen, you can just revoke it and get a new one without having to apply for a whole new credit card.
Improved Google Assistant:
The Google Assistant is smarter than ever!
- It can now understand when you’ve flubbed a command, or when you need a second to figure out what you’re trying to say.
- You’ll now be able to give Google Assistant commands without even saying the “Hey Google” hot word out loud.
Improved Google Map:
Google Maps is becoming more seamless and engaging.
- Google Maps is getting a new 3D exploration mode, starting in select major cities. It’ll let you zoom around a 3D model of that city to get a better sense of where everything is as Google expands its data set.
- Want directions that prioritize vehicle efficiency? That feature is expanding to Europe later this year.
- In 2019, it started rolling out a feature that uses your phone’s camera and nearby landmarks to determine exactly where you are in the world. It’s opening this technology up to third parties, showing off examples like helping concertgoers find their seats or commuters find where to park their rented e-bikes.
New Languages for Google Translate:
Google Translate has added several new languages, including many languages with large but underserved populations. Newly supported languages include:
Google says advances in machine learning have made it possible to support languages even as complex as these.
New Privacy & Safety Features:
Google is also working on an improved account security feature that will send you a notification if there are extra steps you need to take to ensure your account is protected. You might receive a reminder to enable two-step authentication, for example, or you might have to remove personal information from Google’s search results. Google is also preparing to launch My Ad Center, which will give you control over the ads you see and the data Google collects about you.
And that’s a wrap.
Which product or feature do you like the most?
Well, I’m excited about the Pixel Buds Pro.
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