Android 13, Google Maps … follow the conference announcements live

Google launched its annual conference dedicated to developers, Google I/O, this Wednesday night. Opportunity to fill out the announcements for Android 13, but also to showcase new products like, perhaps, the Pixel Watch or Pixel 6a.

Google I/O 2022 conference invitation // Source: Google

This Wednesday, Google will open the doors to the 2022 edition of its annual developer conference, Google I/O. As every year, this convention will open with an initial plenary presentation, this Wednesday evening, to be followed in the coming days by several special conferences.

How to watch live Google I/O keynote

Mandated by Google, it is on YouTube that the opening Google I / O conference will be broadcast this Wednesday, May 11 at the end of the day. The conference will begin at 7 pm, metropolitan France time and can be viewed directly in the embedded video player below.

In addition, as usual for this type of event, you will find here a live commentary on the conference, but also the most important announcements in various articles and a live on our Twitch channel.

Google I/O notifications live

19:26
The real tone expands

Google has put a layer back on efforts to include Real Tone, which better represents non -white skin colors. The Mountain View company explained that it called Dr. Ellis Monk to further expand its camera capabilities in this area.

19:24
An integrated interface

Google I/O 2022: Android 13, Google Maps… follow conference announcements live

This was the first wow point of the night. Google will soon be able to offer a photo interface to meet a need. The example cited during the conference is simple: facing a glare of chocolate bars, Google Lens will offer the stars to determine who is the best brand.

19:17
Multisearch near me

Google I/O 2022: Android 13, Google Maps… follow conference announcements live

We continue with Google Search, the roots of the war for Google. The giant remembers research advances as well as the latest innovation: multisearch. Obviously, this is the combination of photos with text search.

Tonight, the Mountain View company added a little layer of complexity. It is possible to add “near me” to the image search. For example, you could take a picture of a dish and ask “near me”. Finding the theory to understand that you are looking to eat this dish near you. For now, this is an innovation reserved for English speakers.

19:14
Google docs will chew the work for you

Google I/O 2022: Android 13, Google Maps… follow conference announcements live

Google Docs is able to offer summaries (TL; DR) of long documents. A part made possible by the Mountain View company’s advancement in AI terms. Easy for work.

To stay in the business world, Sundar Pichai recalled various new features enjoyed at Google Meet in recent months, such as improved lighting.

19:13
It is better to transcribe videos on YouTube

YouTube is also Google. The video platform adds the ability to create captions automatically on mobile. Its ability to offer a transcript of a video in nearly 80 languages.


19:09

Google Maps has taken a step back

Google I/O 2022: Android 13, Google Maps… follow conference announcements live

Sundar Pichai announces the new features of modeling towns on Google Maps. The buildings will be modeled there and it is still possible to visit some places and restaurants.

He added that Europe would soon be able to take advantage of a feature that allows Maps to offer users a less polluting route. The same for Google Flights.


19:07

24 new languages ​​in Google Translate

Google I/O 2022: Android 13, Google Maps… follow conference announcements live

First announcement of the night: 24 new languages ​​have joined Google translation. Sundar Pichai also announced an effort on Google Maps to better map some areas of the world that are currently ignored by the service.

19:02
It started out smoothly

Google I/O 2022: Android 13, Google Maps… follow conference announcements live

Sundar Pichai was on stage and thanked everyone for following the conference and recalled the 2021 conference where Google’s various achievements during the pandemic.

19:00
And if zééééé left

That’s it, it’s started!

18:55
More than five minutes

Go bold, it will start in five minutes. We look forward to it!

18:47
And now a timer

Google I/O 2022: Android 13, Google Maps… follow conference announcements live

It’s time to count the minutes. Coming out of the concert, we already saw the minutes scrolling through Google colors of course.

18:43
Our biggest expectations for tonight

What do you expect for the night? We’re clear, a Pixel Watch announcement is at the top of our list. We’re also hoping for Pixel 6a news. One thing is for sure, we should be full of ads around Android 13. And that’s cool!

6:40 p.m.
More than 20 minutes

We keep waiting. More than 20 minutes! In the meantime we enjoyed an amazing remix of Cranberries.

18:32
Wait, a concert

Google I/O 2022: Android 13, Google Maps… follow conference announcements live

It was originally, so we can keep waiting, Google offered a concert by an artist, Mija, using Tone Transfer, a music application made by… Google of course.

6:30 p.m.
H-30 min

Hello everyone and welcome to our Google I/O 2022 live! The activity will start in 30 minutes.

Notifications expected for Google I/O

As always, the Google I/O conference should be primarily aimed at developers. So this should be an opportunity for Google to present primarily new software. Clearly we are thinking of Android 13, the next version of the mobile operating system that should come in the final version in the fall. If Android 13 is already released developer previewit’s traditional during Google I/O that the first beta version comes out and that the company highlights major new features being planned.

This year, on the side of Android 13, we expect specific security updates, more functions for messaging applications, more synergy between different devices and many different fonts. , many functions have already been ridiculed by Google. In addition, at the beginning of the year, the company announced several new features to come in the field of audio – with spatial audio and multipoint Bluetooth – or to better use its Android smartphone with a Windows PC. Once again, Google will be able to say more during Tuesday’s conference.

Google I/O 2022: Android 13, Google Maps… follow conference announcements live
Google Pixel Watch found in a restaurant // Source: Reddit/tagtech414

In addition to smartphones, the presentation should also make a small part of new products from Google. To highlight the new audio features of Android 13, some rumors are waiting for the announcement of the new Pixel Buds Pro headphones. It could also be an opportunity for the company to finally present the first connected watch – equipped with Wear OS 3.1 – the Google Pixel Watch. Finally, on the phone front, we can still hope for the presentation of a Google Pixel 6a or even – even if it doesn’t work out – a folded Pixel NotePad.


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