Pixel Fold, Pixel 7a and focus on AI – here’s what to expect from Google I/O 2023

Pixel Fold, Pixel 7a and focus on AI – here’s what to expect from Google I/O 2023
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  • Google is all set to host the I/O 2023 developer conference on May 10.
  • The company is expected to unveil the Pixel Fold and the Pixel 7a smartphones at the event.
  • Here’s everything Google is expected to announce at the I/O 2023 event.
Google is scheduled to host the I/O 2023, the company’s biggest annual developer conference, on May 10 in Mountain View, California. In addition to an in-person event at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, the company will also live-stream the event.

The company usually makes several major announcements related to hardware and software at the I/O event, and this year will be no different. The search giant is expected to make several announcements, including the launch of the much-awaited Pixel Fold foldable smartphone.

Google I/O event date and time

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The Google I/O event is scheduled for May 10 at 10:30 PM in India. The event will be livestreamed on the company’s website.

Pixel Fold


The event's main highlight will be the Pixel Fold, the company’s first foldable smartphone. Google has been working on the Pixel Fold for some time now, and after several leaks, the search giant is expected to unveil the device finally.

The Pixel Fold is expected to be powered by the company’s Tensor G2 chipset, coupled with up to 12GB of RAM. The device is expected to feature a 7.6-inch Quad HD+ inner display with a 120Hz refresh rate.

Pixel 7a

Google is also expected to announce the Pixel 7a, the successor of the Pixel 6a. This affordable offering from the company will be placed below the Pixel 7 series.

The Pixel 7a is also expected to be powered by the company’s Tensor G2 chipset. The device is expected to feature a 90Hz OLED display, an improvement over the predecessor’s 60Hz display, offering a higher refresh rate and a smooth user experience. The device is also expected to offer an improved camera experience.


Pixel Tablet

Google may also take the wraps off of the Pixel Tablet, the company’s first tablet. It was first showcased during the company’s Pixel 7 event last year. It is expected to run on Android 13 out of the box and be equipped with the Tensor G2 chipset.

The Pixel Tablet will have a charging speaker dock, allowing it to act as a smart device, like the company’s smart home speakers.

Android 14

Google is also expected to unveil Android 14, its latest software for Android smartphones. It is expected to bring features such as satellite connectivity, cloned apps support, health connect, and more to Android devices.

The update is also expected to introduce a very low battery alert informing users that their battery is ‘very low’ when the phone’s battery level reaches 2%.

AI in focus

Artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to take the centre stage at the event. The company is expected to reveal generative AI features in Gmail and Google Docs and image generators in Google Slides.

Another feature expected to be showcased is Google Meet’s ability to take notes during a call. We will probably hear more about how Google plans to use AI to take on ChatGPT and Bing.


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