Google is ready to host its I/O 2022 developer conference . It is expected to introduce the new Android 13 , Pixel devices, and more.
Unlike last year, where the event was held completely virtual, Google I/O 2022 will take place in front of a limited live audience.
The May event is primarily focused on developers , but new hardware is also often announced at Google’s keynote. Learn about all the expectations for Google I/O 2022 .
When and how to watch Google I/O 2022
The annual Google I/O 2022 developer conference is scheduled for May 11-12 . It will be held at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, and will be broadcast in front of a limited live audience . The event can also be seen through the official Google channel on YouTube .
Android 13 Tiramisu
As a tradition, we expect Google to introduce the latest version of Android : Android 13 Tiramisu . Highlights of Android 13, revealed by various leaks, include themed icons for third-party apps, app-specific languages, a redesigned media player, and a weekly view in the privacy panel.
Google will release four beta versions before the official launch sometime in Q3 2022. Here are the Pixel phones that will receive Android version 13:
Google Pixel 4XL
Google Pixel 4a (5G)
Pixel 5a (5G)
Google Pixel 6 Pro
Google Pixel 6a
In recent months, several reports and leaks have been revealed about Google’s next budget smartphone: Pixel 6a . Rumors also suggest that it will be unveiled at the Google I/O 2022 conference .
According to the reports, we can expect a 6.2-inch OLED screen, a first-gen Tensor chipset, 12.2MP ultra-wide rear cameras, along with an 8MP front-facing camera, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage.
According to leaker Jon Prosser, Google will announce the Pixel 6a at the event, with availability set for July 28. Additionally, it will be the first ‘a’ series Pixel to launch without a headphone jack .
Several users are waiting for Google to announce its next Pixel Watch smartwatch , and it could be revealed at its I/O 2022 event. It is announced that it will be able to run Wear OS 3 with a rounded frameless screen and orange, gray and blue straps.
Regarding the features of the Pixel Watch, it will include a heart rate monitor, SpO2 monitor, ECG monitoring support, and more. It is also indicated that it will have an integration with Fitbit .
Google Nest Hub
According to the latest report from 9to5Google , the tech giant plans to launch a new Nest Hub as a detachable tablet. Rumors indicate that the Nest Smart Display will have a removable screen that can be used as a tablet, while the base will equip the speaker.
We’ll also be able to look forward to newer versions of the company’s existing line of smart speakers, like the Nest Audio speaker and Nest Mini.