Briefly: Google’s annual I/O developer conference is set to kick off May 10 from Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. The keynote will be hosted in front of a limited live audience, we’re told, but everyone is welcome to watch online for free.
Before the pandemic, Google I/O was a multi-day event with a flashy keynote and sky-high ticket prices. Covid-19 prompted the tech giant to cancel the event entirely in 2020. A year later, the I/O returned as a virtual show before welcoming a limited audience again in 2022.
Google has yet to say what it plans to discuss at I/O 2023 but we can make some educated guesses. Artificial intelligence has been everywhere lately and you can bet that Google will be looking to integrate it into as many products as possible. Also look out for an update to Google’s AI chatbot Bard — that is, if we don’t hear something urgent.
– Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) March 7, 2023
It introduced Google Bard in early February, but a bug right out of the gate left it with an egg on its face. However, he wasn’t alone, as Microsoft’s Bing chatbot went through its own embarrassing addon and was found vulnerable to instant injection attacks.
It’s almost a given that we’ll also be hearing a lot about the next version of Android and possibly the upcoming Pixel 7a.
Rumors suggest that Google’s upcoming Pixel phone could ship with an AMOLED panel with a resolution of 1080p, 90Hz and be powered by the same Tensor G2 SoC used in the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Other goodies are said to include a 64MP Sony IMX787 image sensor along with a 13MP Sony IMX712 for the ultra-wide camera. Assuming no price tweaks, the price will likely start around $450 as the Pixel 6a.
Interested parties can register for the event on the Google I/O portal. Registration is not required to view keynotes and sessions, but will keep you updated on scheduling and other relevant developer news.