Google I/O is one of the year’s most anticipated events, and this year’s conference did not disappoint. Google I/O 2023 was jam-packed with fascinating news and improvements, including the Pixel 7A, Pixel Tablet, and, most notably, the Pixel Fold. Let’s take a closer look at each announcement made during the conference and what it means for technology in the future.
Here’s a list of everything that was announced about Google I/O 2023
- The Pixel Fold Arrives
The Pixel Fold, Google’s first folding phone, has arrived. It’s narrower than Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold4 and has a large, full-screen front panel that provides a nearly conventional smartphone experience. When you open it up, there’s a 7.6-inch OLED screen for viewing movies, multitasking, or reading. We have a hands-on report with further information about the Fold. Preorders are already open, and if you act quickly, Google will throw you a free Pixel Watch. The device will ship in June.
- Google Maps
Google Maps will launch a new “Immersive View for Routes” feature in certain locations, the company revealed today at its annual Google I/O conference. The new tool consolidates all relevant user information, such as traffic simulations, bike lanes, difficult junctions, parking, etc. The new tool expands on Immersive View, which Google initially introduced at I/O last year, and is intended to help you prepare ahead of time and gain a better knowledge of a place before visiting it.
Immersive View combines billions of street views and aerial photographs to digitally represent the world using computer vision and artificial intelligence. Immersive View for Routes at Google I/O 2023 works on the same principle, allowing you to preview and comprehend a route before taking it.
- Android 14
Google’s annual developer conference always includes a preview of the latest version of Android, and this year is no different. At Google I/O 2023, Android 14 was a key announcement. The most recent version of Android includes enhancements to performance, privacy, and security. The first public beta was released two months later, in April 2023, after it was initially mentioned in February 2023. It is now available for download for Pixel phones that are compatible.
Users can locate their Android 14-powered phones using any nearby Android smartphone.
- Pixel Tablet
The Pixel Tablet, which was introduced yesterday, is a tablet computer. It is the first tablet to bear the Pixel moniker. The Pixel Tablet is set to be released in a few days. The Pixel Tablet will include a 12.3-inch display, a Google Tensor G2 engine, and 8GB of RAM. It also has a 13 MP back camera and an 8 MP front-facing camera. Android 14 is slated to power the Pixel Tablet.
The Pixel Tablet, the Google I/O 2023, is expected to be a high-end tablet, competing with the iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8.
- AI-infused photos
Google is using generative AI in a number of its products. With the addition of the Magic Editor tool, which allows users to rearrange things, add features, and even change the sky in their photographs, the Google Photographs app is set to undergo a huge improvement. Magic Editor is a cutting-edge technology that significantly improves the Magic Eraser function with its capacity to recreate components clipped from the original photograph.
It can change the way people edit their images. Initially, the functionality will be accessible in the fall on select Pixel phones.
- Google Bard
Thanks to Google, Bard’s abilities are rapidly expanding. In addition to employing PaLM2, the generative AI Chatbot will soon allow users to ask inquiries with photographs and integrate images into its responses. It will include Google apps, such as exporting to Docs and Gmail, and partner goods, such as Adobe Firefly, which translates thoughts into images. More significantly, Bard will be considerably easier to use from the outset.
As a result of Google’s decision to abolish the waiting list and make Bard available in English in over 180 countries.
- The Magic Editor
Later this year, Google’s photo-editing function, Magic Eraser, will receive an upgrade. The program will now be known as Magic Editor, and Google describes it as a rapid mobile version of Photoshop. Users may alter every photograph aspect, including lighting, eliminating unwanted foreground items such as bag straps, and even relocating the subject into different frame sections.
- Wear OS
Following last year’s revamp, Google is still dedicated to enhancing its Wear OS wearable platform. Google I/O 2023 debuted the long-awaited native watch applications for Gmail and Calendar, allowing you to manage your messages and schedules from your wrist. WhatsApp is also coming to Wear OS. Google also launched the first developer preview of Wear OS 4, a substantial update that promises enhanced battery life and performance, easy watch backups, and more accessibility.
All of the new software will be available later this year.