Google’s annual developer conference where they showcase their latest and upcoming tech, Google I/O 2023, is happening on May 10th at 1 PM ET/ 10 AM PT/ 6 PM BST and 10:30 PM IST.
Rumours mills are running wild with expectations of quite a few devices, including the Pixel 7a, Pixel Fold, Pixel Tablet, and Android 14. We might get a glimpse of the next flagship device, Pixel 8a.
According to rumours, Google might unveil the Pixel at the I/O event. It could come with a faster 90Hz display, wireless charging and a 64 MP main camera and a 13 MP ultrawide camera. There might be a Tensor G2 chip with 8GB of RAM, making the phone even more powerful. These all seem like nice upgrades from its predecessor Pixel 6a.
The Pixel 7a might cost around $499 which is just $50 higher than Pixel 6a, if the price comes to be real price then it means that the Pixel A series is now focusing more on performance than on pricing. The Pixel 7a is expected to be available for order May 10th onwards.
Google has already announced that it will reveal its own foldable phone, the Pixel Fold in the coming Google I/O 2023. According to rumours, the Pixel Fold will come with a 5.8-inch 120Hz external screen for quick interactions and a 7.6-inch 120Hz internal display for larger visuals.
It is expected to be released in June for approximately $1700, and it may feature the same Tensor G2 chip with 12 GB of RAM. Rumours suggest the Fold may have older cameras from previous Pixel models or may come with a 48 MP or 64MP main camera.
This year, it is highly likely that the Android tablet will finally be launched. There is not much left to speculate about, as the company has already revealed most of the features, except for pricing and exact specifications.
The Pixel Tablet can be used as a handheld or as a smart display with a speaker dock. It is suitable for use in the kitchen while cooking and can also be moved to the living room for entertainment. It uses the same Tensor G2 chip as the Pixel 7 and has a nano-ceramic finish that feels both premium and easy to grip.
Some leaks suggest that the Pixel Tablet is an 11-inch tablet with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage may start at around $660 in Europe and might be available at the same price in the US as well.
One thing that can be confirmed about Google I/O 2023 is that Android 14 will be officially introduced. Test versions of the OS have been available since February, and Google plans to release the final version in the late summer. Google I/O provides an ideal opportunity for Google to share more about the OS.
There are many confirmed features of Android 14 like better accessibility, longer battery life, stronger app security and customer sharing features, which shows that Google is making many small refinements to the OS. Typically, Android developer previews and early betas are designed to help creators prepare their apps, and Google usually reveals interface changes or other significant improvements at I/O.
A glimpse of Pixel 8
During I/O 2022, Google teased a quick preview of the Pixel 7, and it is possible that they might do the same for the Pixel 8 at this year’s event. the specifics are unclear, but it is being said that the Pixel 8 range will most likely use a Tensor G3 chip with 8GB of RAM in the standard version and 12GB in the Pro model. The camera system may remain relatively unchanged, but hints indicate that Google may introduce its unblur feature to videos for the first time.