Since we are still in the middle of COVID19, Google I/O is going virtual this year, — it had been canceled last year– live-streamed for free whatsoever. The provider’s developer conference ends on, May 18, with the keynote event place to kick off at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET.
With this date soon approaching, it is time to think about what might make an appearance, and that which we’re unlikely to see.
This season, there have not been many escapes beforehand, making me expect the company has something hot that it is kept closely under wraps. However, we could make some tips.
Well, this one is not a surprise. We hear a new variant of Android every calendar year, and the firm has already released several betas of its upcoming OS.
Although the business has teased several attributes, these have largely been developer-oriented products. These include items like adjustments to the telling panel and improvements into the picture compression. But we have also seen signs that Google will present a lot of helpful new features, such as a long-overdue one-handed mode along with also an integrated theme system.
First look at One-Handed Mode settings on Android 12 – confirmed it’s in the works! https://t.co/QKBeO9xlTM
— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) February 18, 2021
We are hoping to see one of the greatest layout overhauls on Android in a little while, so we’re looking forward to seeing what Google has to offer you. The company also tends to release a public beta version of its OS shortly after I/O, so stay tuned for it too.
Wear OS updates and maybe the Pixel Watch
Google finally appears to be paying attention to Wear OS, its own oft-neglected smartwatch applications, making us believe the firm may be readying some kind of big upgrade.
Now, we are pretty sure Google is working on a brand new smartwatch of its own, maybe one which will eventually provide a good solution to the Apple Watch. Leaker Jon Prosser claims to have found pictures of this apparatus already.
— Ian Zelbo (@RendersbyIan) April 11, 2021
Nevertheless, we are not completely convinced it is going to take a look at I/O, however that is just as good a time as any. If Google intends to introduce big changes to Wear OS, it is likely to need developers to know about The simple fact that you can find rumors Samsung is coming to Wear OS (and left-handed Tizen( thank goodness), adds more fuel for this fire.
Google Assistant news
Upgrades to Google Assistant have been the most notable statements at I/O that the past couple of decades. The Assistant isalso, after all, among the pieces of software Google is investing the maximum attempt in as AI improvements arrive in a breakneck speed.
We have not heard a lot of about what to anticipate at I/O in regard to the Assistant, but one probably upgrade is something codenamed’Guacamole.’ This feature will permit you to speak to the Assistant without having to say’Hey Google’ for specific controls, such as replying or decreasing calls.
This one is not a rumor as much as a flow; lots of Android users, such as yours truly, saw the Guacamole attribute appear within their Assistant preferences. The sole question is if it is going to make its debut at I/O, and my money is on’yes.’
Pixel 5a (maybe)
In case you were holding out hope for Google’s most up-to-date budget smartphone, you are probably going to need to be patient a while longer. Google really supported in April the Pixel 5a is about the road, but in the time that it said”it’ll probably be available later this year in the USA and Japan and announced consistent with when past year’s a-series phone was introduced. ”
Emphasis ours. Sad to say, the Pixel 4a was declared in August of 2020, therefore it appears likely we will have to wait a reasonable bit more for more information. The Pixel 3a was declared at 2019’s I/O, however, coronavirus seems to have awakened the time for future versions.
Pixel Buds A-series (maybe)
This is just another device that we all know is on how thinking about Google itself leaked it openly. Twice. Rumors have indicated the device is going to be a budget alternative to the present Pixel Buds and abandon swipe controls to reach that less expensive price point.
Nevertheless, we have not heard firm rumors it will look at I/O, and the firm does not have to announce hardware in the event without significant software upgrades to follow it.
The custom GS101 processor (maybe)
Among the very exciting rumors related to the Pixel 6 is that Google will present its own customized chip with the unit, dubbed GS101. Taking a leaf from Apple’s M1 publication, GS101 can help the company maximize hardware and software integration on first-party devices as hasn’t been possible on Android before.
While it’s unlikely Google will show a lot about the Pixel 6 in I/O, if the business actually is working on a custom CPU, then it may wish to make developers aware of the newest technology beforehand to make the most of optimization. That would be similar to how Apple declared its brand new ARM-based chips well before M1 made its official introduction. However there have not been strong rumors which GS101 will take a look at I/O, so take this with a grain of salt.