Google presented the Pixel 6a smartphone and the Pixel Watch at the Google I/O 2022 developer conference. Also the Pixel Buds Pro and a wallet app for Android 13. There are also exciting innovations for Google Maps.
Google presents: Pixel Watch, Pixel 6a, Pixel Buds Pro, Android 13 and new things for Google Maps.
First Google Smartwatch: Pixel Watch
With the Pixel Watch, Google introduced a newly developed smartwatch. With a round housing and integrated payment function and an updated version of Wear OS 3. Smart home devices should also be able to be controlled with it. Above all, however, the fitness tracking functions of the company Fitbit, which was bought up some time ago, have been integrated. Google did not comment on the price. The release date is expected to be in fall 2022.
New mid-range smartphone Pixel 6a
The Google Pixel 6a is again a new mid-range Google smartphone that joins the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The Tensor chip developed by Google drives the smartphone, the main camera manages 12 MP, the touchscreen is 6.1 inches in size. Can be pre-ordered from July 21, 2022 for 459 euros. The US price is $449.
On the other hand, Google only gave a brief preview of the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. The smartphones are said to run Android 13 and be equipped with the next generation of the Tensor chip.
Pixel Buds Pro headphones
The Pixel Buds Pro, on the other hand, are headphones that complement the Pixel Buds. They have noise cancellation (ANC) and transparency mode. Google plans to add surround sound and a search function later via a software update. It should be possible to connect two devices at the same time via Bluetooth. With ANC, the battery life is said to be seven hours, and Google specifies the protection class as IPX2. Can be ordered from July 21, 2022 for 219 euros. US price: $199.
Immersive view in @Google Maps is a new way to experience what a neighborhood, landmark, restaurant and venue will be like — and even feel like you’re right there. It uses advances in computer vision and AI to fuse together billions of Street View images. #GoogleIO pic.twitter.com/DgJwwE03rQ
– Google Google) May 11, 2022
Android 13 with Wallet app
In the wallet app returning with Android 13, Android users should be able to save credit cards, admission tickets or tickets. At a later date also ID cards. However, Google did not give any details about the states in which this should be possible. Android 13 is also said to bring new features for privacy protection and tablets, such as new multitasking functions.
Google Maps: Immersive View
Google Maps, in turn, should get photorealistic 3D models for certain cities with “Immersive View”. Some buildings can even be viewed from the inside with Google Maps. Initially, however, this is only available for a few US cities as well as for London and Tokyo. For navigation in Europe, the option for particularly fuel-saving routes should also come in 2022. This navigation option is already available in the USA.
The Pixel Tablet shown is not yet available. It is expected to hit the market in 2023.