With I/O 2022 now over, Google is asking virtual attendees for feedback on the developer conference, while also offering them equally virtual swag.
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In this week’s top stories: highlights from the Google I/O conference include a roadmap for the Pixel series, showcasing Pixel 7, Pixel Watch, and much more.
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Todoist is modernizing its Wear OS app with upcoming redesign
Since Wear OS 3 last year, more developers have released apps for the wearable platform. At I/O 2022, Google teased that Todoist is redesigning its Wear OS app to be more modern.
For the Android team, “Better Together” has been a persistent theme in announcements at CES and now I/O 2022. Besides cross-device experiences in its own products, Google wants to make it easy for third-party Android developers to build similar Nearby Share experiences in their apps.
As Google has put more of its weight behind streaming in the living room, Android TV OS has seen considerable growth. This week as part of Google I/O 2022, Google has revealed that Android TV now has over 10,000 apps.
The vision of Google TV is to make streaming your favorite shows effortless by keeping everything in one place. The Google TV app is now building on that idea by delivering support for casting content from multiple streaming services through a single app.
After quietly launching the first beta update earlier this month, Google is taking to I/O to announce a few more details on the Android TV 13 update.
At Google I/O 2022, Android Auto is getting a split-screen mode that lets you always see navigation and media controls, while this redesign can adapt to any screen size and is particularly ideal for those with older cars that have smaller displays. It comes as Android Auto is now available on over 150 million cars worldwide.
The Google I/O 2022 keynote brought a lot of exciting announcements, but also a glaring mistake. While talking about Google Translate, the company showed the Arabic incorrectly.
Google spent a portion of the Android 13 section at I/O 2022 talking about security and privacy, including how there will be a new consolidated settings page for just that.
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Google I/O is the tech giant’s annual chance to boast its wins, and also provide meaningful updates on where its various products stand. Below, we’ve collected some of the key numbers and metrics from Google I/O 2022.
If you were ever wondering how committed Google is to its Pixel lineup, today’s showing at I/O makes it pretty clear with a whopping six new products. What was your most exciting reveal?
Google neglected Wear OS for years, but it seems the company is finally ready to take things seriously. Alongside the reveal of the Pixel Watch earlier today, the company also confirmed that, finally, Wear OS is getting a Google Home app.
While it wasn’t mentioned on stage during Google I/O 2022 today, the company did announce a big new feature coming to Google Messages. Later this year, Google Messages will add end-to-end encryption for RCS group chats.
Android 13 will let you copy and paste across all of your connected devices
Android 13 is full of new features and improvements that really fall into the quality-of-life category. One of these new features is cross-device copy and paste on Android 13. Simply copy something on one device, share it with the other, and paste it anywhere you want.
Depending on what app you’re in, the back gesture on Android can do any number of expected or unexpected things. With Android 13, Google is working to make the back gesture’s destination more predictable so you don’t accidentally close your app.
This year at Google I/O, we saw our first look at the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, which took a lot of design cues and developments from the Pixel 6 series. In fact, the Pixel 6 was so much of a success, that Google said 2021’s Pixel 6 sales did better than the previous two generations, combined.
Toward the end of the Google Keynote at Google I/O 2022, Rick Osterloh mentioned that the company would be opening up a new Google Store location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This would be the second ever physical store location for Google.
At its core, Google I/O has always been a developer-focused event. Here are the biggest announcements that Google made during the I/O developer keynote and beyond.
At Google I/O, the company has unveiled a new Pixel tablet, designed to entertain, but it won’t be launching until 2023.
Personal safety is a high priority among many people, and in places where emergencies can happen at a moment’s notice, having safety features on Android is high on the list. At Google I/O 2022, Google announced that the Android Earthquake Detection System is expanding further as well as Emergency SOS on Wear devices.
This year at Google I/O 2022, Google is focusing on bringing us brand-new hardware. One product of this year’s event is Google’s new addition to Google’s headphone lineup, the Pixel Buds Pro.
To push tablets, Google said at I/O 2022 that it’s going to update many of its first-party apps for large screens. This includes YouTube Music, the Play Store, and Google TV.
Today at Google I/O 2022, Google confirmed that over 500 million people are actively using RCS messaging and took the chance to throw another dig at Apple.
After its previous payments push (which involved modernizing banking and making it mobile-friendly) ended, Google is back with something a bit more straightforward but equally ambitious. Google Wallet will replace the old Google Pay app installed on your phone, and — if the company gets its way — your physical wallet, too.
Every year, the emphasis on cybersecurity and privacy grows larger and larger. This Google I/O is no different, with Google making some big changes to how much control you have over your internet presence. One new feature is the ability to completely wipe important details in results about you from intimate Google Searches. Along with that, Google is expanding its Safety Status security features to more apps and putting a bigger emphasis on 2SV.
Google wants to give you more control over the advertising that appears in Search, the Discover feed, and YouTube with its upcoming “My Ad Center.”
One of Google’s big payments and privacy announcements at I/O 2022 is a very convenient feature that masks your physical credit card with a virtual one when shopping online with Chrome.
The Google Pixel lineup has added focus on accurately depicting skin tone colors. At I/O 2022 today, Google is expanding on “Real Tone” with a new set of filters for skin tones in Google Photos as well as an open-source library.
At I/O 2022, Google is giving a surprising amount of attention to the Assistant Smart Display that it announced three years ago on the very same stage. “Look and Talk” will let you activate Assistant by just gazing at your Nest Hub Max, while Quick Phrases is also coming to give you another way to skip “Hey Google.”
Google Search is a powerful tool that harnesses the power of everything Google knows and uses it to give you more information about the world around you. Today at Google I/O 2022, Google has announced an expansion of Lens called “scene exploration” that will let the product “explore” your surroundings, identifying products and even filtering them in real time, as well as more enhancements to multisearch.
At Google I/O 2022, the company unveiled improvements for Google Maps including a new “immersive view” of select cities and the ability to use Live View’s AR in third-party apps.
I/O 2022 kicks off today as Google’s biggest event of the year to highlight what’s new for both developers and end users. Expect feature announcements that will launch in the short term, as well as more future-facing capabilities that reflect the company’s AI vision. This year, Google returns to the Shoreline Amphitheater and a live audience of not just employees.
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Live Q&A sessions with the Android team were a staple of previous Google developer conferences. After skipping last year, Google I/O 2022 will once again see an Android fireside chat.
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