If there’s one “big name” that knows exactly what the industry wants in terms of technology, it has to be Google. The multinational company’s activities include Internet search, cloud computing, advertising technology, etc. In addition, the famous mobile operating system, Android, comes from Google. At the same time, Google’s mobile phone brand “The Pixel Series” is also loved by many. As we all know, Android and iOS are the two most popular mobile operating systems in the world. In the fourth quarter of 2013, the global market share of mobile phones with Android platform reached 78.1%. StockApps data show Android holds 69.74% market share in January 2022
Earlier today, Google hosted the Google I / O Developer Conference. The conference was a double conference in terms of promotion. This means that the company has chosen an online and offline event. For the offline conference, the venue was the San Francisco Coastline Amphitheater. The conference lasted 2 hours. Google has introduced the basic technologies of existing artificial intelligence, computer and data models. The company also introduced the first smartwatch, the Pixel Watch, the Pixel Buds Pro wireless noise canceling headset, and the Google Pixel 6a. As we all expected, Google officially introduced Android 13 to the public. However, looking at the long list of announcements, Android 13 is just an “appetizer” to the event. There were “bigger” interests in the event.
Google I / O conference hardware and software products
Google Lens, explore and search images
While Google had a long list of material at the presentation event, the company also had a long list of new features. Prabhakar Raghavan, senior vice president of Google, announced that the Google Lens multi-search tool now has a new feature called “near me”. This feature can search for local results based on photos taken by users. It can even identify the restaurant that makes a particular dish if the restaurant has a preparation pattern.
At the same time, Google has also launched a “scene exploration” feature. Users can now identify objects by moving the camera and add filtering conditions to display the results in real time.
Google says it is introducing a new image search feature that will allow users to refine searches based on skin tones classified by the MST scale. This extends to 10 different skin tones and takes care of ML technology that can perpetuate unfair bias and is not suitable for people with darker skin tones. This changes the current artificial intelligence (AI) product bias. In addition, Google plans to use the MST scale to test the diversity of its results, but searches for specific terms such as “baby” or “doctor” will not only show white faces.
For the most part, Google Maps is a flat 2D application, and if the device can handle more graphics and more data, the user can enable the Google Earth 3D data set and get 3D buildings. At the conference, Google announced a new “Immersive View” map section that allows people to have a immersive experience.
Next is Android 13, which everyone is looking forward to. Google has released a new Google Wallet that supports boarding, concerts, vaccination cards and other non-payment tickets. A “Security and Privacy Settings” page will be added later this year. One site collects all the basic data privacy information and is designed to encourage Android users to deal with any security issues that may arise.
Android 13 also allows users to define the system language per application. This is useful for multilingual users who rely on different languages in different situations.
Google Pixel 6a
In terms of hardware, the Google Pixel 6a has three colors and uses a Google Tensor processor + Titan M2 security chip. This smartphone also supports 5G network connection. The Google Pixel 6a has a 6.1-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 2400 x 1080. The screen supports 60 Hz, which is enough for a mid-range smartphone. This device has 6 GB + 128 GB storage and has a 4300 mAh battery.
Google claims the phone will receive “five-year security updates” and three-year operating system updates. It will officially hit the shelves on July 28, with pre-orders starting on July 21 for $ 449.
Google Pixel 7 & Pixel 7 Pro
In addition to the Google Pixel 6a, Google has also officially announced the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. The Pixel 7 comes in three colors, including Obsidian, Snow White and Lemongrass, while the Pixel 7 Pro is available in Obsidian, Snow White and other colors. In addition, the Pixel 7 Pro will have a triple rear camera system and the three-gram lens can be wide-angle / wide-angle / telephoto.
Google Pixel Buds Pro
The Google Pixel Buds Pro features active noise cancellation and transparency, along with Google’s custom audio chip and beam configuration microphones for clearer sound. The headset supports multi-point connections, can be connected to multiple devices, and can switch seamlessly between devices without using the Bluetooth menu to connect or disconnect the headset.
In terms of battery life, the Pixel Buds Pro can last up to 7 hours in noise canceling mode, up to 20 hours in the charging box and 11 hours in normal mode. The handset costs $ 199 and will be available for pre-order on July 21st.
Google Pixel Clock
The rumored Google Pixel Watch was also presented at the conference. The watch is equipped with a rotating crown on the side, a stainless steel body and a detachable strap. It also supports NFC touch payment, built-in Google Home and supports Wear OS. This watch also integrates Fitbit with Google Assistant and there will be an LTE option.
Google Pixel Tablet and Google AR glasses
At the Google I / O conference, Google unveiled its new Android tablet. This device promises more than 20 Android tablet apps for Google services and a widescreen design with four pogo-pin slots on the back.
At the same time, Google also showed an AR glass, but at the moment it is in the idea stage and only shows the translation function. In the demo, the device displayed the translated text on the screen, which looked like a typical pair of glasses with a thick frame.
The above is its entire content Google I / O Conference. Google generally does not announce products after a year, but this time it seems to have a “break”. In terms of time, Google has a lot of new products this year, but none of them seem to be available in the near future. Products such as Tablet and AR glasses will not be available soon.