Google isn’t just a search these days. The company also offers a cutting edge suite of tools and gadgets, many of which have just been updated at the annual Google I/O conference.
Although the conference is primarily for developers to understand the wonders Google has done in the past year, it’s also a place where Google showcases a plethora of goodies. And this year, there’s a bountiful crop of new gadgets to admire.
In the past year, we’ve got the awesome Google Pixel 6 lineup, the new Google Home hub, and updated Pixel Buds, among other things. this year? Well, keep reading…
1 Google Pixel Watch is Google’s first smartwatch
Google Pixel Watch is the first ever smartwatch from Google, made by Google, hardware and software, and powered by Wear OS by Google. The domed circular shape is a decent design, but it’s with software that Google is really trying to impress. There’s Google Assistant, Maps (with step-by-step navigation), Wallet and more, and a big fitness boost. This comes in the form of Fitbit-based smart devices that include: continuous heart rate, sleep tracking, and you can see the minutes of the active zone at a glance.
Google Pixel Watch features a new version of WearOS that delivers the ‘clearest’ version of the OS yet, which comes with an updated user interface and rich notifications.
The Google Pixel Watch will be available in the fall, pricing to be announced.
2 The Google Pixel 6 lineup has a new addition
We really liked the Google Pixel 6 lineup last year, and now there’s an update for that lineup. The phone called Google Pixel 6a, has a battery that lasts 24 hours, and uses Google Tensor (It’s the same chip in the Google Pixel 6 Pro) and contains the hardware you’re using Interface, which means that the colors will match the image you choose as your wallpaper.
A dual rear camera setup (with an enhanced ultra-wide lens) with ace Magic Eraser, Real Tone and face blur are all there and right. Google has also kept its Nightsight features for this phone, so catching the moon shouldn’t be an issue at all.
The Pixel 6a will come with three months of YouTube Premium and Google One for free, and it comes in three colors: Charcoal, Chalk, and Sage. It includes 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM and will cost $449, which is much cheaper than we expected.
Google Pixel 6a is available from July 21.
3 Google Pixel Buds Pro Finally Introduces ANC
Google’s latest collection of Pixel Buds Pro is a pair of ANC headphones (Google finally gets in the ANC game) that houses a number of smart audio devices. These include: the equalizer, which dynamically adjusts to your listening volume even when the volume is low, you don’t lose the bass and the like.
Transparency mode Intended for those who want to hear what is happening in the background while listening to music – for running, etc. When it comes to audio, Google uses bone conduction technology for the acoustic parts of the headphones, so when you talk to someone through it, you’ll be crystal clear.
As for the battery, you can get up to 7 hours of listening on a single charge with active noise cancellation enabled, and up to 20 hours with the charging case. 5 minutes of charging will also give you an hour of listening time.
Pixel Buds Pro headphones are water and sweat resistantComes in the following colors: Charcoal, Mist, Coral and Lemongrass.
5 There’s a new Google Pixel tablet coming soon…ish
Google still sees a lot of life in the tablet space and has revealed that it’s working on a brand new tablet it says is “the next generation Android tablet powered by Google that’s designed to be the perfect companion to your Pixel phone.”
“The Google Pixel tablet connects your ‘on the go’ and ‘at home’ life, working seamlessly with all Pixel devices to provide the most useful experience possible.”
Google continued to note, “We design it to be the most useful tablet in the world. We aim to have it available next year.”
5 The Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro are real!
Yes, the rumors are true: We’ve got both the Google Pixel 7 and the Google Pixel 7 Pro. The casing and camera strap on the back of the devices are made from a single piece of 100% recycled aluminum and there is a triple camera system on the back.
The Pixel 7 and 7 Pro are designed, according to Google, “to deliver the most useful personal experience you can get in a smartphone.
“They will use the next generation of Google Tensor SOC, to further advance artificial intelligence and meaningful personal experiences in speech, photography, video and security.”
Google has been shy about what the other phones will do, but expects to release them in the fall.
If you want to know more about the products just announced, go to Google’s official IO site now.
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