Google I / O conference products – Android 13 is just an ‘appetizing’

If there is a “big brand” that knows exactly what the industry wants in terms of technology, it has to be Google. The business of the multinational company includes internet search, cloud computing, advertising technology, etc. Furthermore, the popular mobile operating system, Android, comes from Google. At the same time, Google’s mobile brand “The Pixel Series” is also loved by many. As we all know, Android and iOS are the most popular mobile operating systems in the world. In the fourth quarter of 2013, the global market share for Android mobile phones was 78.1%. StockApps data shows Android market share at 69.74% in January 2022

Earlier today, Google held its Google I/O Developer Conference. The conference was a double-decker in terms of appearances. This means that the company has chosen an online and offline event. For the offline conference, the venue was the San Francisco seaside amphitheater. The conference lasted for two hours. Google showcased the key technologies of current AI models, computing, and data. The company also launched its first smartwatch, the Pixel Watch, the Pixel Buds Pro wireless noise-canceling headphones, and the Google Pixel 6a. As we all expected, Google has officially introduced Android 13 to the public. However, given the long list of announcements, Android 13 is just an “appetizing” in the event. There were “bigger” interests in the event.

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Google Lens, Explore and Image Search

While Google had a long list of devices at the launch event, the company also had a long list of new features. Prabhakar Raghavan, Senior Vice President of Google, announced that the Google Lens multi-search tool now has a new feature called “Near Me”. This feature can search results locally based on photos taken by users. It can even determine which restaurant serves a particular food if the restaurant has a setting style.

At the same time, Google also launched a “scene exploration” function. Users can now select objects by moving the camera and add filter conditions to view the results in real time.

Google says it is introducing a new image search feature that will allow users to refine their searches based on skin tones rated by the MST scale. This extends to 10 different skin tones and concerns machine learning (ML) technology that may perpetuate unfair bias and is not suitable for people with darker skin. This changes the current bias of the artificial intelligence (AI) product. Furthermore, Google plans to use the MST metric to check the diversity of its results, but a search for specific terms like “baby” or “doctor” won’t just show white faces.

Google Maps

For the most part, Google Maps is a 2D flat application, and if the device can handle more graphics and more data, the user can run a 3D Google Earth dataset and get 3D buildings. At the conference, Google announced a new map module “Ultimate View” that allows people to have an immersive experience.

Android 13

Next up is Android 13, which everyone is looking forward to. Google has launched a new Google Wallet, which supports boarding, concerts, vaccination cards and other tickets in addition to payments. Later this year, a “Security and privacy settings” page will be added. One site collects all master data privacy information and is designed to encourage Android users to address any security concerns that may arise.

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Android 13 also allows users to set the system language on a per-app basis. This is useful for multilingual users who rely on different languages ​​in different situations.

Google Pixel 6a

In terms of hardware, the Google Pixel 6a has three colors, and it uses the Google Tensor processor + the Titan M2 security chip. This smartphone also supports 5G network connectivity. Google Pixel 6a comes with a 6.1 inch OLED display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080. The screen supports 60Hz which is enough for a mid-range smartphone. This device has 6GB + 128GB storage and a 4300mAh battery.

Google Pixel 6a

Google claims that the phone will receive “five years of security updates” and three years of operating system updates. It officially hits shelves on July 28, with pre-orders starting July 21 for $449.

Google Pixel 7 & Pixel 7 Pro

In addition to the Google Pixel 6a, Google has officially announced the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro phones. The Pixel 7 has three colors including Obsidian, Snow White, and Lemongrass, while the Pixel 7 Pro is available in Obsidian, Snow White, and other colors. In addition, the Pixel 7 Pro will have a triple rear camera system, and the three-G lens may be a wide-angle / ultra-wide-angle / telephoto.

Google Pixel 7

Google Pixel Buds Pro

Google Pixel Buds Pro feature Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency Mode, paired with Google’s custom audio chip and beamforming microphones to ensure clearer sound. The headset supports multipoint communication, can connect to multiple devices, and can seamlessly switch between devices without using the Bluetooth menu to connect or disconnect the headset.

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In terms of battery life, Pixel Buds Pro can last for 7 hours in noise-canceling mode, up to 20 hours with the charging case, and 11 hours in normal mode. The headset is priced at $199 and will be available for pre-order on July 21.

Google Pixel Buds Pro

Google Pixel Watch

The long-rumored Google Pixel Watch was also unveiled at the conference. The watch has a rotating crown on the side, a stainless steel case, and a detachable strap. It also supports touch payment via NFC, built-in Google Home, and supports Wear OS. This watch also integrates with Fitbit, with Google Assistant feature, and there will be an LTE option.

Google Pixel Watch

Google Pixel Tablet & Google AR goggle

At the Google I/O conference, Google unveiled its new Android tablet. This device promises more than 20 Android tablet apps for Google services and a wide screen design with four pogo-pin connectors on the back.

google tablet

At the same time, Google has also shown an AR goggle, but it is currently in the concept stage and only shows a translation function. In the demo, the device displayed the translated text on the screen, which looked like a standard pair of thick-rimmed glasses.

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Conclusion

The above is the full content of Google’s I/O conference program. Google doesn’t generally announce the products released after a year, but there appears to be a “break” this time around. In terms of time, Google has a lot of new products this year, but it doesn’t look like any of them will be available in the near future. Products like a tablet and augmented reality glasses won’t be available anytime soon.

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