Google I/O 2022 Begins Today: What To Expect And How To Watch

Google I/O 2022 Begins Today: What To Expect And How To Watch
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Google I/O 2022 begins today, and you can watch it livestreamed, like in previous years.
The big announcements are scheduled to be made during the Google I/O 2022 keynote, which will include Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai and his core team, including the debut of new hardware, including an inexpensive Pixel phone, as well as advances and enhancements to Android and Wear OS.


Google will have a developer-focused speech shortly after the main keynote, where we may expect to learn more about the company’s major software changes.

How to watch Google I/O 2022 livestream in India and around the world

Google I/O 2022 will be a two-day event, with the keynote set to begin at 1 p.m. ET (10:30 p.m. IST) today.


The developer-focused event will take place at Mountain View’s Shoreline Amphitheatre.
Google, on the other hand, will broadcast the conference live to a global audience.
The event will be livestreamed on Google’s social media platforms, including the main keynote.
Developers who wish to virtually attend specific sessions and the developer-focused keynote after the main keynote must register on the Google I/O site.

You can watch the Google I/O 2022 keynote live from the video embedded below:

What all to expect at Google I/O 2022

This year’s Google I/O conference, like previous years, will focus on the company’s latest innovations in operating systems such as Android and Wear OS.
The rumor mill also suggests that certain hardware-related announcements may be made at the event.

Android 13

We may anticipate Google to discuss the latest developments and enhancements in Android 13 during Google I/O 2022.
In February, the operating system, which is the successor to Android 12, received its first developer preview.
According to prior rumors, Pixel 6 models would likely include an Apple-like spatial audio functionality as well as two carrier connections on a single eSIM.

Wear OS

In addition to Android 13, Wear OS is set to receive an upgrade during this year’s Google I/O, with a list of changes and improvements.
Last year, Google announced a cooperation with Samsung to integrate Tizen into Wear OS.
At that end, we could see some fresh maneuvers.

Pixel 6a

Google is likely to announce the Pixel 6a as its next inexpensive smartphone during this year’s I/O presentation, as it did in 2019.
The phone is said to contain Google’s Tensor processor, comparable to the Pixel 6 variants already on the market.
A retail packaging that appeared online suggests it may feature a rear design similar to the Pixel 6.
However, some of the features that were specific to the Pixel 6 series may be missing from the upcoming Pixel phone.
Normally, Google’s I/O conferences focus on software and Web technologies, but that changed in 2019 when the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL were revealed as the company’s two cheap smartphones.

Pixel Watch

The Pixel Watch will be unveiled at the Google I/O 2022 keynote later today, alongside the Pixel 6a.
For quite some time, rumors have circulated that Google is developing its own wearable hardware.
It’s expected to sport a circular shape and run the most recent version of Wear OS.
It may also include a Fitbit connection for improved fitness tracking.

Pixel Buds Pro

At this year’s I/O event, Google is expected to unveil the Pixel Buds Pro with the Pixel 6a and Pixel Watch.
The Android maker’s new truly wireless stereo (TWS) earphones are supposed to come in Carbon, Fog, Limoncello, and Real Red colors.

Google Assistant improvements

This year’s Google I/O is also expected to feature some new Google Assistant enhancements, making it a better alternative to Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri.
There could be certain improvements made expressly to improve your smart home experience.

Google Search advancements

Google is anticipated to unveil some changes to its search results at the I/O 2022 keynote.
These upgrades are anticipated to take use of the company’s AI and machine learning breakthroughs.

Other updates

According to previous years’ I/O conferences, Google is anticipated to reveal upgrades to Google Maps, Photos, and Gmail.
To complement Google Pay, the corporation may potentially bring back its Wallet app.
Furthermore, Google’s ambitions to work on Web 3 and build next-generation apps and experiences for the metaverse might be revealed.

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