The Google I/O conference for developers will be held on May 11 and 12. The annual event will open with a general keynote on May 11, 2022 at 7 p.m. (French time) in which Google CEO Sundar Pichai will speak. While waiting to know the latest innovations and novelties presented by the Mountain View firm, back to the rumors and expectations for this event.
The announcement of the Google Pixel Watch
This is certainly the most anticipated product of this Google I / O 2022. After the announcement of the merger of Wear OS and Tizen from Samsung last year, the Mountain View company could well announce its own model of smart watch. This should work on Wear OS 3.1.
The rumor swells a few days before the event, since some Internet users discovered that Google had applied for a trademark application for the name “Pixel Watch” with the American Trademark Patent Office (USPTO). Additionally, according to a screenshot of the Pixel Watch’s Bluetooth certification revealed by Android Police, three different models could be featured while three separate SKUs appear.
What’s new in Android 13
After the first features unveiled during the Developer Preview, Android 13 recently launched its beta 1, a version intended for the general public. However, the next Google OS is far from having unveiled all its new features. That’s why it seems likely that the outlines of Android 13 will be unveiled more fully during Google I/O, to show off some new key details. The conference dedicated to developers could also be an opportunity to set an approximate release date, while Google’s latest roadmap remains vague on the subject.
The presentation of the Google Pixel 6A
As in previous years, the Mountain View company could present its Pixel 6A smartphone, the mid-range version of Pixel 6, at the Google I/O conference. According to the latest rumors, this model could benefit from the Google Tensor chip used for the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, a 6.2-inch OLED screen and a punch-hole front camera.
Google could thus announce the Pixel 6A, but its marketing would not be planned until July 2022, two months after the conference, according to rumors. The reason: the shortage of certain components.
The highly anticipated Google Pixel Fold
Many Internet users want the Google I / O conference to be the place for the announcement of the Google Pixel Fold, the foldable smartphone from the Mountain View company. While Google has already introduced the Android 12L update, aimed at devices with large screens, such as tablets or foldable devices, users are waiting for a preview of the brand’s first folding smartphone. However, this is the least likely rumor for this Google I/O 2022.