Google I/O 2022 live blog: Pixel 6a, Pixel Watch, Android 13 and all the news as it happens


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Pixel Fold concept design shows similar appearance to Pixel 6

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It has long been rumored that Google is working on a file pixel fold A device to go up against Samsung The best foldable phonesToday, we can see a glimpse of Google’s first foldable version. Or at least we can learn more about the new foldable phone software features in Android 13.

while, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 It’s expected to debut in August, and today some new Galaxy Z Fold 4 is displayed That shows the design from all angles.

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tech droider He has a quick summary on Twitter of what to expect at Google I/O 2022 today, and it aligns with what we’ve heard. This includes the launch of the Pixel 6a and a potential inconvenience for the Google Pixel watch. So while the watch may debut today, it may not ship until fall.

The tweet also says that we may see a release of Android 13 Beta 2 and a release of Android 13 for non-Pixel devices. However, we caution against downloading the trial version on your primary phone.

Comparison between Google Pixel 6a and iPhone SE 2022

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if it was Google Pixel 6a For the first time today, it will inevitably be compared to the new iPhone SE 2022. This is because both Google and Apple will compete to get Best cheap phone In the market. Well, the best cheap phone under $500.

for us Comparison between Pixel 6a and iPhone SE 2022 A preview shows you how these phones stack up so far based on rumors and ours iPhone SE 2022 review. Apple’s phone is a pint-sized powerhouse, but the Pixel 6a should have a much larger screen (6.2 versus 4.7 inches), an ultra-wide camera (the iPhone SE only has one) and a smoother 90Hz screen.

Stay in touch for more information.

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What better way to pass the time between now and starting the Google I/O 2022 keyword than with a little pinball? Developer Flutter collaborated with Firebase to release #IOPinball. This Google I/O game is open to anyone to play, and it works fine on my MacBook Pro.

Fossil Gen 5 LTE Review

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With Google’s Wear OS 3 expected to get some time at Google I/O 2022 today, you might be wondering if your Android watch can run the software. Kate Kosoch has this handy Wearing the Eligibility Guide for Smart Watch OS 3 So you can check.

Google Pixel watch leaked

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This leaked prototype was just one of many leaks about the new Pixel Watch; Keeping up with it has been nearly full-time work for the past few months.

Fortunately, you don’t need to delve into hundreds of articles to know what to expect, because we’ve put together files Top 5 Google Pixel Watch rumors So far in one useful primer.

pixel clock prototype

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The Google Pixel Watch It is a strong candidate that will be revealed at I/O 2022 today, putting an end to the long wait for the company’s first wearable device.

While we don’t know for sure what it will look like or what the specs will be, we have a pretty good idea due to the many leaks over the past few months.

The biggest one, two weeks ago, came when A Pixel Watch prototype has reportedly been left in a restaurant. Yes really. Assuming the images are original, it appears to be an attractively curved smartwatch with a minimal bezel design and a couple of hardware buttons on the side.

Android phone with Google Maps - How to disable location tracking on Android

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If you want a stealth filter for a Google product to release news at I/O, look no further than Maps, one of the software giant’s most popular programs. Maps have appeared frequently in keywords at I/O over the years, as the public seems to have caught up with a useful app gaining more features.

Out of my head, the past few I/O notes have seen the addition of Maps for the Google Assistant, the adaptation of Incognito mode and work on augmented reality-guided navigation in Live View. What could be available for 2022? Your guess is as good as mine, but I would expect something that takes advantage of all that data that Google has collected about people and places to fuel some new map capabilities.

There is one hardware rumor that I don’t think will end at Google I/O 2022 and it involves the supposed The imminent launch of Pixel Buds Pro.

A few weeks ago, leaker Jon Prosser said that Pixel Buds Pro is set to debut soonand even list some of the colors the wireless earbuds will appear in. Prosser didn’t specifically mention I/O in his tweet, but at the time, the developer conference seemed close enough to fit the bill.

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There’s only one problem with this line of thinking – we haven’t heard many details about the earbuds themselves. And that’s usually as good a sign as any that the launch isn’t going to happen anytime soon. The more rumors you hear about a product, the closer I get to launching the product, at least in my experience.

Then again, given my experience with tech predictions, don’t be surprised if Sundar Pichai steps into the Google I/O stage today wearing a pair of Pixel Buds Pro.

Screenshot of the Google Pixel Event Tensor chip

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As for Tensor’s potential powers, I addressed this topic a few weeks ago when I wrote about Pixel 6 features I wish I could find in Pixel 6a. Let’s just say Magic Eraser – a one-click removal of unwanted objects and people from photos – is the best.

Galaxy A53 and Pixel 5a on hand on brick background

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As for my way of thinking, there are two very curious things about Pixel 6 A, which may or may not appear at today’s Google I/O conference. For starters, what will adding a Tensor chip to the Pixel 6a enable a budget phone to do? And how does the Pixel 6a stack up against Samsung Galaxy A53?

Perhaps answering the first question will help provide an answer to question #2. If it arrives now, the Pixel 6a will come at a time when Samsung could claim to be the best value among Android phones, at least if we had Galaxy A53 vs Pixel 5a Confrontation is anything he’s going through. The Pixel 6a’s work has been cut short to drop the A53, and Google’s usual photography expertise will go that far.

pixel 6 pro vs iphone 13 pro max: both phones lie face down on a hardwood floor

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My colleague Jordan Palmer has spent a lot of time with Android 13, and he went to the keynote today hoping that Google will tackle a thorny issue – exactly what third-party apps can track about you on Android.

if you read Android 13 Wish List in JordanYou’ll find that he believes that the solution to what Android ails lies in Apple’s approach to the same issue with its iPhones.

Android 13 logo on a smartphone

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Google I/O has traditionally been an Android party, with Google showing off its upcoming software update during I/O Keynote, initiating a beta process that culminates in releasing the next version of Android at the end of the summer.

Android 13 It may be released in the same time frame later this year, but You can already get the first beta version of this software update, provided you have a Pixel phone. However, we expect Android 13 to get a big show during today’s keynote, especially if Google wants to talk about any features that haven’t gotten much attention yet.

Good morning, and welcome to Tom’s Guide live blog at Google I/O 2022. We’ll keep you updated with the latest news from the conference as it happens – so bookmark this page and check back regularly.



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