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What we expect from Google I/O 2022

Sundar Pichai has confirmed the dates of Google I/O 2022. The annual conference with developers and the most important event of the Internet giant of the whole year, will be held May 11 and 12.

Like last year’s edition, it will be an online event where developers, industry members and the media will need to register to attend. The company has also indicated that there will be some form of physical attendance, but only open to select guests.

What we expect from Google I/O 2022

It is an eminently professional event for developers, but in which Google has also regularly used to introduce consumer products, especially smartphones including the Pixel 3a and 3a XL or the Home assistant. It will not be difficult for us to see something new. We review them as a script:

android 13. Without a doubt the star of the event. Not for nothing governs hundreds of millions of mobile phones with a market share of over 85%. Everything that is not iOS, is from Google. It is not expected to be an update as big as the current Android 12, but we will have news in privacy; in gaming mode; greater controls in the picture-in-picture (PiP) feature; Enhanced scrolling screenshots or customizable back panel tap gestures.

Android 12L. The variant of the mobile system specialized in devices with a large screen, new formats such as double/folding screens and electronic tablets, was as unexpected as it was interesting and here we will also have news. It has just been released on the Pixel and will soon reach devices like Samsung and Lenovo. And also to Microsoft, updating the Surface Duo as an exponent of this version.

Wear OS. Google must promote its system for wearables among its Android partners that until now had opted for their own developments, mainly Samsung with Tizen OS. It is key to recover the South Korean giant (and others) for the cause if they want to compete with Apple.

Hardware. There has been talk of the possibility of Google re-entering the tablet market with a new tablet. A Pixel 7 smartphone is also certain. Perhaps the newest thing would be the first Google foldable that is expected in October 2022. There is a lot of time left for it, but that is the most important thing.

For those interested in attending the developer sessions, there is an option to register for the event. The keynote will be open to all users and in it we will have the consumer-focused announcements. There is still time for this Google I/O 2022. An important event that we will be talking about in the coming weeks.

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