The Google I/O 2022 event just took place last night, with a lot of exciting news about the search giant’s new products and devices. Below is a summary of the most notable products announced by Google during the event.
Pixel 6A with Google’s flagship processor
Google has launched its new mid-range smartphone, the Pixel 6A, which starts at $449 and can be pre-ordered from July 21. This year’s Pixel 6A is different from previous Pixel A models. , which is usually equipped by Google with the same camera as the high-end Pixel model, but with a weaker processor.
This year, Pixel 6A has the same design and Tensor processor as the Pixel 6. However, the main camera sensor is only 12MP, while the Pixel 6’s camera is 50MP. Another big difference is that the Pixel 6A has removed the traditional 3mm headphone jack.
Pixel Watch will be released later this year
Google has revealed the entire Pixel Watch smartwatch, not only the design but also the operating system and software. Google’s smartwatch will be installed with a new update of Wear OS 3 operating system and integrated with Fitbit’s health tracking feature.
However, Google has not revealed the processor chip that will be equipped inside the Pixel Watch, nor the price. The Pixel Watch is expected to be launched this fall alongside the Pixel 7.
Pixel 7 revealed
Google has teased the new design of Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Although the rear camera assembly is still quite similar to the Pixel 6, the design of the lens cutout is slightly different. Like Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will also be equipped with 2 and 3 rear cameras, respectively.
However, the colors of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will likely be different from their predecessors. According to Google’s teaser, Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro have white backs and silver camera clusters. But this could also be just an introductory teaser and not the official colors.
Pixel Buds Pro with active noise cancellation like AirPods Pro
Google has launched the high-end Pixel Buds Pro headphones, which can be considered as another version of Apple AirPods Pro. Pixel Buds Pro is equipped with active noise cancellation and has an estimated battery life of 7 hours with ANC enabled.
Google says the Pixel Buds Pro is equipped with a custom audio processor and supports multi-point Bluetooth, which means it allows connecting to two devices at the same time. It is not clear how the Bluetooth multipoint feature will work in practice and what benefits it will have.
Pixel Buds Pro will be priced at 199 USD, in black, red and green colors. Pre-orders are available from July 21.
Google will launch a new tablet with Tensor chip
Google announced that it is planning to launch a new tablet running Android in 2023, the aim is to complete the Pixel ecosystem. Google has only revealed one information, that is, this tablet will be equipped with Google’s Tensor processor chip.
Google is still developing AR glasses
At the end of the event, Google suddenly introduced an AR glasses capable of real-time translation while chatting. Chances are that Google is preparing to launch a new AR glasses that are actually more useful than the previous Google Glass. It seems that major tech companies, including Apple and Meta, are interested in augmented reality glasses.
Google Maps has Immersive View mode
Google has added a new mode to Maps, called Immersive View. This is basically Street View mode but can be viewed from above. This mode will be very useful to be able to cover neighborhoods with complex paths like mazes.