Last year, the Google I / O developer conference was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, this will not happen this year. The annual Google event will take place online from May 18-20; and will be completely free for anyone who wants to watch the events.
“Connect with developers around the world at this year’s Google I / O virtual event for thoughtful discussions, hands-on training with Google experts, and a first look at our new products”, the Google post said.
Google I / O Conference Kicks Off May 18: Android 12 and much more
The three-day event with a busy schedule promises to be very interesting. For ordinary users, one of the most anticipated announcements is the presentation of Android 12. There are rumors that the new version of the mobile operating system will receive significant changes in the design of the user interface, as well as new features, as is always the case with the release of the next iteration.
Most likely, the I / O conference will not do without the presentation of hardware innovations. Google recently cut the price of its Pixel Buds 2 wireless earbuds by $ 50; after which there were rumors about the imminent announcement of a new model. Specifically, the developers may introduce the Pixel Buds A, a more compact version of the wireless earbuds. We expect it to become a cheaper option, as they will lack some features, such as a battery indicator on the case and support for gesture control.
Google will release the Pixel 5A 5G smartphone this year with support for fifth-generation cellular networks. The presentation of this device may take place at an I / O conference, but it is more likely that this will happen in the summer. Little is known about this smartphone, but it is assumed that its hardware basis will be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G processor, produced according to the 5 nm process technology.
Also expected to showcase the new features of the voice assistant Google Assistant; which was already mentioned in the developer blog earlier this year. The voice assistant will be the subject of May 19 event; and later on the same day, Google will talk about new developments for the smart home. It is also possible that the developers will present some new projects related to augmented and virtual reality.