Google I / O 2022 Event: From Pixel Views to Wallet App, check out important announcements

The Google Input / Output or I / O event, held Wednesday night (May 11, IST) saw major launches and important announcements this year. The Google Developer Conference featured a lot of new hardware, but Pixel products have been the highlight of the entire event.

Google has taken a major step forward in pushing its Pixel product on the road already paved by Apple and the network of device settings.

Google Pixel Clock

Google Smartwatch has been the latest addition to its six-year-old Pixel product. The new watch, which is set to be released in the fall, marks Google’s first major attempt to make its mark on wearable technology. So far, Google’s presence in the smartwatch market has been limited to making versions of its Android operating system clocks made by other companies.

Google Pixel Watch will use the Wear OS and integrate features such as – heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, and other FitBit features.

Pixel Watch previewed during the virtual Google I/O Developers Conference. (Bloomberg)

Google Pixel 6A

Before launching its smartwatch, Google will be combining its selection of Pixel phones with a new budget model called the 6a that will be released by the end of July. The Pixel 6a will include a high-end Google processor but sold for $ 449 – a 25% discount from the more advanced Pixel 6 released last fall.

Pixel 6a smartphone previewed during the virtual Google I/O Developers Conference

Pixel 6a smartphone previewed during the virtual Google I/O Developers Conference (Bloomberg)

Google Pixel Buds Pro

Wireless earbuds, which will feature a sound cancellation feature, are scheduled for release on July 28. Pixel Buds Pro will sell for $ 199.0

Brian Rakowski, vice president of product management at Google, previews Pixel Buds Pro during the virtual Google I/O Developers Conference.

Brian Rakowski, vice president of product management at Google, previews Pixel Buds Pro during the virtual Google I/O Developers Conference. (Bloomberg)

Pixel 7 and Pixel tablet

The tech giant did not reveal much about the two products at its I / O event. However, Google has gradually released the Pixel 7. The smartphone lens looks very different from the upcoming model this year. On the other hand, the Google tablet is scheduled for release in 2023.

Pixel Tablet previewed during the virtual Google I/O Developers Conference.

Pixel Tablet previewed during the virtual Google I/O Developers Conference. (Bloomberg)

Other Google announcements

In addition to these products, Google Alphabet Inc also previewed augmented-reality glasses that reflect real-time conversation conversions. Eddie Chung, product director at Google, called them “subtitles.”

“We are working on technologies that enable us to break down language barriers, take years of research into Google Translate and bring that to the forefront,” he said.

The company showcased a video of its translation mirrors in conversations that included English, Mandarin, Spanish and American Sign Language.

The company has also put in place additional programs to integrate the real world with its digital search space, Maps, and other resources using artificial intelligence. Later this year, Maps will introduce in-depth views of other major cities including Street View and aerial photography.

In other announcements, the re-launched Google Wallet app will almost certainly keep driving licenses in certain parts of the United States later this year, reflecting the feature Apple released for Arizona on its iPhones in March.

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