Google I/O 2023 was filled with announcements surrounding hardware, software, and lots of artificial intelligence (AI).
In the hardware department, Google unveiled the Google Pixel Tablet, featuring an 11-inch display, Tensor G2 for performance, and a 12-hour battery life. The tablet doubles as a smart home control panel when docked and is priced at $499. Alongside, Google introduced the Pixel 7a smartphone, a mid-range device with the same Tensor G2 processor, a 90 Hz display, a 64 Mpix camera, and wireless charging support, also priced at $499. The headline hardware reveal was the Google Pixel Fold, a slim, foldable smartphone with a 5.8-inch exterior screen and a 7.6-inch interior display. Running on Tensor G2, it is available for pre-order at $1799.
On the software front, Google revealed next news Android 14, which promises enhanced sharing, improved security, and increased personalization. The Wear OS will receive updates that add native Gmail and Calendar applications, along with an official WhatsApp messenger client.
In addition, Google Maps Immersive View is expanding, showing 3D-recreated environments and additional information for certain cities. Google Labs was launched as a hub for AI experiments, and AI integrations were announced for Google Search and the Google Play Store. New developer tools for creating Android TV apps were also unveiled.
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