This Wednesday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m., Google kicks off its annual developer conference. How to follow the event live and what is the latest information to know? Follow the leader.
The conference Google I/O starts tonight by the traditional speech of Sundar Pichai. Supported by his teams, the CEO of Alphabet will open this 2022 edition of the I/O with a highly anticipated keynote. Indeed, Google should multiply the announcements during its event which will take place over two days. The conference will take place on May 11 and 12, 2022 from the Shoreline Amphitheater, an amphitheater located in Mountain View, on Google lands in California. The event is again virtual, even if the firm has announced the presence of a few handpicked people.
How to follow Google ads live?
For most of us, the appointment will therefore be virtual and Google has it all figured out. The American firm makes an appointment on the site dedicated to its event from 7 p.m. to follow the opening conference. It is also possible to visit the Google YouTube channel to follow the event live. This solution is easily accessible on many devices and it is even possible to set a reminder.
If you can’t follow the event live or the announcements in English put you off, don’t panic! Le Journal du Geek will make you discover all the news from Google.
Note that if the event is spread over two days for developers, the company generally takes advantage of its opening speech to present its novelties. And there should be plenty of them…
Android 13, Pixel Watch, Pixel 6a… many new features are expected
Rumors have been swirling for several weeks and we already have an idea of what Google should announce. During the event, Android (13) and artificial intelligencee should occupy an important place. The new version of the mobile operating system is already available in beta and Google will tell us more about it.
Still on the software side, we can expect new information concerning Android 12L and WearOS. The first is a version specially designed for folding devices or tablets, while Wear OS is aimed at connected watches. The great ones will not be forgotten with Android-TVin the same way as the many services of the Internet giant (maps, docs, Search, Stadia, Posts…). The system Chromium OSwhich progress on the laptop market, should also be in the spotlight.
The surprises could however come from the hardware with the announcement of a new mid-range smartphone. Eyes are on the Pixel 6awhich will seek to be inspired by the excellent Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro (read our test).
Finally, Google should finally get up to speed with connected watches by launching the PixelWatch. Highly anticipated, the first connected tocante from the Mountain View giant should finally see the light of day. Multiple information and a prototype have already gone around the web, but we are awaiting confirmation from Google. After the takeover of Fitbit and the redesign of Wear OS with the help of Samsung, an arrival in this segment is expected.
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I/O Pinball to make us wait
While waiting for the opening of I/O 2022, Google makes us wait with a free pinball game. The firm has just revealed I/O Pinball, a game specially launched ahead of its conference and made with Flutter. This tool developed by the Californian firm makes it possible to develop applications for many operating systems. In addition to the mobile OSes of Android and iOS, Google is targeting Windows, macOS or even Linux and the web.
You can start a game from your computer or mobile device, via your web browser. To do this, simply go to this address.
The game will undoubtedly bring back some memories to Windows 95 users. At that time, Microsoft had launched 3D Pinball Cader Space, a pinball game directly integrated into the OS and which survived until Windows XP. The I/O Pinball game isn’t really a tribute from Google; Above all, it allows highlight the firm’s favorite web technologies…and to pass the time until the I/O conference.