Google I/O 2022, May 11: Android 13, Pixel 6a, and more to come

Google’s annual developer conference, Google I/O 2022, will occur this week. The event will begin on May 11 with a keynote address by Alphabet Inc CEO Sundar Pichai and conclude on May 12. 

Throughout the two-day conference, Google will showcase changes to its cloud infrastructure and additional platforms and tools such as Flutter, Firebase, and AI and machine learning (ML)-based platforms. 

Google will also update its consumer-facing products, including Android OS, Chrome OS, Google Play, and Maps.

The business has also hinted at the upcoming Google I/O conference. The company has also started a poll on Twitter, asking fans, “Which improvement are you most eager to see on May 11–12?” Security upgrades, communications updates, cross-device updates, and new collaborations are among the options.

In a separate tweet from its Material Design Twitter handle, the business asks its fans, “What are you passionate about?” Typefaces with variable type, design and accessibility, and consulting with our professionals are all options.

On Google’s official developer conference website, you can follow all of the actions at Google I/O 2022.

Here’s what we’re hoping Google would say:

Android 13

Google’s forthcoming Android 13 mobile operating system has already been released. The first beta of the Android 13 operating system was issued by Google last month. The company will likely use the platform to launch the OS’s second beta and reveal more details about the Android 12 successor’s significant features.

Pixel 6a

At Google I/O, Google typically launches its mid-range smartphone. The company is expected to keep up with the trend with the launch of the Pixel 6A smartphone in 2022. According to distributor Mukul Sharma, the phone has also been tested in India. According to rumors, the Pixel 6A will include a 90Hz 6.2-inch FHD+ display. With up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, it will most likely be driven by Google’s Tensor processor. The phone is also believed to come with a 4,5000mAh battery and run Android 12.

Pixel Watch

For quite some time, Google has been rumored to be working on a WearOS-based wristwatch known as the Pixel Watch. Google’s Pixel Watch, according to recent reports, might be introduced in 2022. According to sources, the Google Pixel Watch will have a circular design, a physical crown, and Fitbit connectivity. Additional functions include SPO2 monitoring, sleep apnea diagnosis, heartbeat alarm, stress tracking, and calorie tracking.

Pixel Fold

The Pixel Fold, Google’s first foldable display smartphone, has been making waves for quite some time. The gadget is believed to run on the Android 12L operating system. The device is expected to be introduced in the fourth quarter of 2022, just in time for introduction of Google’s Pixel smartphone. According to some insiders, Google may show something about the tablet at its next launch event.

New Nest Hub

Google has previously used its annual event to reveal new Nest intelligent speakers and bright screens. Consequently, Nest will likely announce a new bright display at Google I/O 2022. According to sources, the nest is expected to unveil a smart display with a replaceable screen.