Google I/O 2022 kicks off today, and, as in past years, you can watch its live stream. The Google I/O, 2022 keynote with Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai and his core team, is expected to bring key announcements such as the launch of new hardware, including an affordable Pixel phone, as advancements and improvements coming to Android. And Wear an operating system. Shortly after the main keynote, Google will hold a developer-focused keynote where we expect to see some detailed information about the company’s major software updates.
How to watch Google I/O 2022 live stream in India and around the world
Google I/O 2022 will be a two-day event, starting with the keynote at 1:00 PM ET (10:30 AM IST). The developer-focused event will be held at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. However, Google will live stream the conference for its global audience. The event will be streamed live through Google’s social media channels, including the keynote. While the keynote will be streamed live to everyone, developers who wish to virtually attend specific sessions and the developer-focused keynote that follows the main keynote must register on the Google I/O site.
You can watch the Google I/O 2022 keynote live in the video below.
What to expect at Google I/O 2022
As in previous years, this year’s Google I/O conference will detail the company’s latest developments in its operating systems, including Android and Wear OS. The rumor mill has also suggested that we might see hardware-focused announcements during the event.
Android 13 At Google I/O 2022, we can expect Google to explain the new developments and improvements in Android 13. The operating system, the successor to Android 12 from last year, received its first developer preview in February. According to previous reports, it will likely get an Apple-esque spatial audio feature for Pixel 6 models and two carrier connections on a single eSIM.
Wear OS In addition to Android 13; Wear OS will probably get an update with a list of improvements and improvements that we can expect during this year’s Google I/O. Google announced its partnership with Samsung last year to integrate Tizen into Wear OS. We could see some new moves at that end.
Pixel 6a At this year’s I/O keynote, Google is expected to repeat its 2019 version and unveil the Pixel 6a as its next affordable smartphone. The phone is believed to have Google’s Tensor chip, similar to the existing Pixel 6 models. An online box has suggested that it is also expected to have a Pixel 6-esque design on the back. However, the new Pixel phone may lack some features exclusive to the Pixel 6 series. Typically, Google uses its I/O conferences to detail software and web technologies, though it changed in 2019 when it announced the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL as its two affordable smartphones.
In addition to the Pixel 6a, the Pixel Watch will debut later today at the Google I/O 2022 keynote. It is speculated that it has a circular design and runs the latest Wear OS version. It may also come with a Fitbit integration for enhanced fitness tracking support. The rumor mill suggests that Google has been working on its smartwatch hardware for quite some time.
Pixel Buds ProGoogle is tipped to launch the Pixel Buds Pro along with the Pixel 6a and Pixel Watch at this year’s I/O keynote. The new true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds from the Android maker would be available in Carbon, Fog, Limoncello, and Real Red colors.
Improvements to the Google Assistant This year’s Google I/O is also expected to bring some new improvements to the Google Assistant — to make it a better option over Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri. There may also be some improvements that specifically enhance your smart home experience.
Advances in Google Search During the keynote I/O 2022, Google is expected to announce adjustments to improve search results. These changes will leverage the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning developments.
Other updates Judging by the historical data, Google will likely announce updates to Google Maps, Photos, and Gmail at this year’s I/O conference. We can also see the company returning its Wallet app to complement Google Pay. Furthermore, some special announcements could surround Google’s plans to work on Web 3 and develop the next generation of apps and experiences for the metaverse.