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Google I/O Highlights: PaLM 2, AI-powered Search, Pixel 7a, Pixel Tablet, Pixel Fold and more

Google I/O Highlights: Google Pixel 7a and Pixel Tablet has been unveiled. Pixel Fold has been announced too.

By: HT TECH
Updated on: May 11 2023, 07:40 IST
Google Pixel Fold has been announced (Google)
Google Pixel Fold has been announced (Google)

Google I/O Highlights: Google's much-awaited event of the year is finally here! The tech giant is all set to commence its annual Google I/O 2023 developer conference today starting at 10:30 PM IST. Usually, Google unveils the next generation of its Android OS and its new services, as well as some big product launches. This year, alongside Android 14, the

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11 May 2023, 00:34 IST

Pixel Fold price announced

The device starts from $1799. Can be pre-ordered now. Will be shipped next month. If pre-ordered now, Google will offer a free Pixel Watch.

11 May 2023, 00:31 IST

YouTube on Pixel Fold gets table-top view

The playback options goes to the bottom while video plays seamlessly on the top display

11 May 2023, 00:29 IST

Pixel Fold gets multi-tasking windows paired together

Both quick settings and notification panel can be seen together when using the primary (larger) display

11 May 2023, 00:28 IST

Pixel Fold gets continuity play

Videos played in folded mode will seamlessly transfer to opened mode.

11 May 2023, 00:26 IST

Google Pixel Fold will let users use both the displays at the same time

11 May 2023, 00:26 IST

Google claims it will be one of the thinnest foldable smartphone in the market

11 May 2023, 00:26 IST

Pixel Fold is here

11 May 2023, 00:19 IST

Pixel Tablet starts at $499

11 May 2023, 00:19 IST

Google Pixel Tablet available for pre-order today

Will be shipped next month.

11 May 2023, 00:19 IST

Pixel Tablet gets a charging doc

When connected, the tablet acts as a smart display and can show pictures, play music and videos through Google TV integration.

11 May 2023, 00:18 IST

Google unveils Pixel Tablet

11 May 2023, 00:18 IST

Google announces Pixel 7a

With specification leaks already out, Google event moves on to more exciting bits…

11 May 2023, 00:09 IST

Android gets generative AI wallpapers

11 May 2023, 00:03 IST

Android 14 offers more wallpaper customization tools

11 May 2023, 00:02 IST

Android 14 is here

10 May 2023, 23:58 IST

As Google flaunts RCS, it takes a shot at Apple

Your move, iPhone.

10 May 2023, 23:55 IST

Find My Devices will get support for a wide range of devices

10 May 2023, 23:53 IST

Google showcases the role of AI in Android

10 May 2023, 23:43 IST

Google highlights the need for a responsible AI

10 May 2023, 23:38 IST

PaLM 2 can also be used  by developers in created unique AI-powered tools

10 May 2023, 23:33 IST

Google introduces its AI Cloud for enterprise

“Our AI platform is compelling for business as it gurantees full control and security,” says Thomas Kurian.

10 May 2023, 23:29 IST

Google character.ai is here

10 May 2023, 23:16 IST

What's new in Google Search

Google Search will now get AI-generated snapshots to help you get the precise information you want. You will also get a conversational mode, much like ChatGPT.

10 May 2023, 23:13 IST

Google Search to get generative AI feature

10 May 2023, 23:08 IST

Testers will get to use Google Workspace AI features soon

10 May 2023, 23:05 IST

Google Workspace to get AI powers

Google Docs, Google Sheets and more will be integrated with AI to help users get complicated tasks done with verbal or typed prompts.

10 May 2023, 23:00 IST

On to Google Workspace

10 May 2023, 23:00 IST

Google Bard will also feature third-party integration

10 May 2023, 22:58 IST

Google Bard goes Public

No more waitlist. It is now available in 180+ countries.

10 May 2023, 22:57 IST

What's new with Google Bard?

Tools are coming to Bard that will let users use extensions. This will start with Google apps. In the next few weeks, Bard is becoming more visual both in responses and prompts. 

10 May 2023, 22:54 IST

Google Bard gets tools

This new feature is expected to help individuals and businesses in accessing a more prompt and innovative AI platform.

10 May 2023, 22:51 IST

More on PaLM 2, featuring Google Bard

 Sissie Hsiao explains that PaLM 2's large language models will help Google Bard in programming and debugging. This can enable companies and developers in easily coding sophisticated softwares and programs

10 May 2023, 22:47 IST

What is PaLM 2?

PaLM 2 is a new language module platform that is built for different scales and different purposes. These modes can even do coding and debugging.

10 May 2023, 22:44 IST

Sundar Pichai unveils PaLM 2

10 May 2023, 22:42 IST

All about Magic Editor

Google Photos users will be able to erase unwanted objects, edit and adjust images and event change lighting and perspectives.

10 May 2023, 22:39 IST

Pichai showcases AI-powered Magic Editor feature for Google Photos

10 May 2023, 22:38 IST

Sundar Pichai showcases the new features of the immersive maps

Users can now see a better street view and even the AQI levels of a given area.

10 May 2023, 22:36 IST

Pichai talks about immersive maps and the next generation of Google maps

10 May 2023, 22:34 IST

Sundar Pichai begins with the conversation around AI

10 May 2023, 22:31 IST

Google I/O begins

The show starts with a short video on what Google has achieved over the years.

10 May 2023, 22:28 IST

Watch the Google I/O 2023 here

10 May 2023, 22:19 IST

Google I/O pre-event showcases AI music

Composer Dan Deacon showcased AI music created with the help of Bard. 

10 May 2023, 22:10 IST

Google I/O 2023 to start in just 20 minutes

The pre-event show is underway.

10 May 2023, 21:59 IST

Satellite connectivity to come to Android 14?

Hiroshi Lockheimer, SVP of Google had hinted last year that the company might be working on satellite connectivity for its next edition of Android OS. With the likely unveiling of the Android 14 tonight, we might finally get to see the first glimpses of it.

10 May 2023, 21:30 IST

Pixel 7a price LEAKED on Flipkart

According to a report by 91mobiles, several Flipkart users came across a banner of the Google Pixel 7a which lists the price and offers on the smartphone. Users then took to Twitter to share the screenshots of the banner. According to the information, the Google Pixel 7a will be priced at Rs. 39999, which is inclusive of offers. Check full report: Shocking! Google Pixel 7a price LEAKED on Flipkart ahead of launch! Know how much it costs

10 May 2023, 21:03 IST

Google Pixel Tablet leaked specs

Google is expected to launch a 11-inch tablet will feature Google's Tensor G2 chip with 8GB of RAM along with up to 256GB of storage. It may feature LCD display with a 2560 x 1600 resolution and 500 nits of brightness. 

10 May 2023, 20:30 IST

Google Pixel 7a to support wireless charging?

The notable difference between Google's budget phone and its flagship models has been the absence of wireless charging since the launch of the Pixel 3a. This is set to end! Google Pixel 7a is tipped to get wireless charging.

10 May 2023, 20:09 IST

Google Pixel Fold camera specs leaked

The first Google Pixel Fold is tipped to get a 9.5MP selfie camera on the phone's cover and an 8MP interior camera located on the bezel just above the display, leaks posted by Front Page Tech suggested. On the rear, it may get a 48MP main lens, a 10.8MP ultrawide camera, and a 10.8MP telephoto camera

10 May 2023, 19:50 IST

Android 14 may get enhanced Privacy Features for your Phone

Google has been making efforts to improve user privacy, and Android 14 may come with even more privacy features. The new features may include enhanced app permissions, options to disable ad personalisation, and an improved privacy dashboard.

10 May 2023, 18:43 IST

Google Pixel 7a set to get BIG camera boost

Google Pixel 7a is set to get a big camera updates. Leaks suggest that Pixel 7a will get a whopping 64MP camera along with a 13MP ultra-wide. This is a steep step, considering Pixel 6a has a 12.2MP main camera.

10 May 2023, 17:53 IST

New Pixel Buds at Google I/O?

Google could also announce a new “sky-blue” color of the Pixel Buds A Series which debuted last year. The company could also reveal new Nest products although it is unlikely as there has been very little information about any upcoming Google Nest products.

10 May 2023, 17:34 IST

Google Tablet can also be launched this year

Google could also finally give us some more details about the Pixel tablet. The tech giant hinted at its upcoming tablet during the October event last year and there is a chance it could be revealed. In terms of specs, reports claim that the Pixel tablet will be powered by the same G2 chipset and could come bundled with a wireless charging dock.

10 May 2023, 16:53 IST

The Weather app can get a Material You redesign with Android 14

Reports have suggested that Google can continue its Material You redesign with Android 14 and bring a new interface to the Weather app. The new app design could feature a single feed with a search bar on top.

10 May 2023, 16:02 IST

Google Tablet can also be launched this year

Google could also finally give us some more details about the Pixel tablet. The tech giant hinted at its upcoming tablet during the October event last year and there is a chance it could be revealed. In terms of specs, reports claim that the Pixel tablet will be powered by the same G2 chipset and could come bundled with a wireless charging dock.

10 May 2023, 15:28 IST

The Weather app can get a Material You redesign with Android 14

Reports have suggested that Google can continue its Material You redesign with Android 14 and bring a new interface to the Weather app. The new app design could feature a single feed with a search bar on top.

10 May 2023, 14:43 IST

Google Workspace to get an AI makeover?

The tech giant could also bring improvements to Google Workspace. The report states that Google is planning to expand on its “Workspace AI collaborator” with features such as image generation in Slides and Meet applications. Moreover, template generation could also be brought to Google Sheets.

10 May 2023, 13:57 IST

Bard to feature in Google I/O event?

Google Bard, the company’s answer to ChatGPT, is tipped to get major upgrades. According to the CNBC report, Google has been discreetly testing multiple versions of Google Bard - Big Bard, Giant Bard, and Multi-Bard. Although not much is known, the multi-Bard version could hint at multi-modal functionality, which could allow the chatbot to bring more input and output functionality than just text.

10 May 2023, 13:22 IST

Google I/O could make major AI announcements

As per reports, Google could announce the next-generation general-use large language model called PaLM-2, and it could outperform its predecessor. PaLM-2, which stands for Pathways Language Model is a language model with conversational capabilities. It can understand and generate human-like language.

10 May 2023, 12:53 IST

Google Pixel Fold leaked specifications

As per leaks and rumors, the Pixel Fold will feature a 5.8-inch cover display and a 7.69-inch inner display. It is likely to be equipped with the Google Tensor G2 chipset and be available in 256GB and 512GB variants.

The Pixel Fold is expected to sport a triple rear camera setup, consisting of a primary 64MP Sony IMX787 sensor, a Samsung S5K3J1 telephoto lens with a 10.8MP camera, and a 12MP Sony IMX386 ultrawide camera, a GizmoChina report suggested.

10 May 2023, 12:16 IST

Google Pixel 7a leaked specifications

Based on various leaks and rumours, Google Pixel 7a is expected to feature a 6.1-inch FHD+ OLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. It will be a big upgrade from Pixel 6a's 60Hz display. Moreover, just like the Pixel 7 series, the affordable Pixel phone is likely to pack the in-house Tensor G2 chipset.

For photography, the Pixel 7a is anticipated to feature an upgraded camera with a 64MP wide lens and a 13MP ultra-wide angle lens. Additionally, it's expected to have a 13MP front-facing camera for taking selfies.

10 May 2023, 11:42 IST

Google I/O 2023 Live Streaming

You can watch the Google I/O event either here directly or on Google's official YouTube channel.

10 May 2023, 11:18 IST

Google I/O 2023: Date and Time

Google I/O event 2023 is set to begin on May 10 at 10:30 PM IST (10 am PT) at Mountain View, CA.

First Published Date: 10 May, 11:18 IST
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