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Pixel Fold, Pixel 7a, Pixel Tablet and everything announced at Google I/O 2023

Pixel Fold, Pixel 7a, Pixel Tablet and everything announced at Google I/O 2023
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  • Google today announced the Pixel Fold, Pixel 7a, Pixel Tablet and more.
  • The search giant also showcased upcoming AI features across Maps, Gmail, Sheets and more.
  • Here are the major announcements from Google at the I/O 2023 event.

Google on Tuesday hosted the annual I/O developer conference, unveiling much-awaited devices like the Pixel Fold and the Pixel 7a. The company also showcased the Pixel Tablet and Android 14. The company also showcased how it is using AI and its future plans.

As expected, artificial intelligence (AI) was one of the important aspects that Google talked about at the event.

The company finally launched its first foldable device, the Pixel Fold, which has leaked several times and the company had earlier revealed its design, leaving little to imagination. Another highlight of the event was the Pixel 7a, which is scheduled to launch in India on May 11.

Let’s take a look at everything that Google has announced at the I/O 2023.

Pixel Fold

The main highlight of the event was the Pixel Fold. The company has finally launched the Pixel Fold, which it claims is the thinnest foldable phone in the market.

The company has used a “fluid friction hinge”, which it claims is the most durable among foldables.

The device is equipped with the company’s Tensor G2 chipset and offers a triple camera setup at the back. The device comes with a large 7.6-inch display.

Google has announced a dual screen interpreter mode, which uses both the displays to offer live translation, allowing both the people to watch the translation at once.

The Pixel Fold is priced starting at $1,799 (approx. INR 1,47,400). At the moment, there is no information about the device’s India launch.

Google Pixel 7a

Google announced the Pixel 7a, the company’s latest mid-range smartphone, the successor of the Pixel 6a. The Pixel 7a is equipped with the Tensor G2 security chipset and is claimed to come with a 72% bigger main camera sensor than its predecessor.

The Pixel 7a features a 6.1-inch Full HD display with a 90Hz refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

It features a dual camera setup at the back, consisting of a 64MP primary camera and a 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera. On the front, the device sports a 13MP selfie camera.

The device has been priced starting at $499 (approx. INR 40,900) and is available starting from today in selected markets.

Pixel Tablet

Google also unveiled the Pixel Tablet, the company’s first tablet. It is equipped with the Tensor G2 chipset, coupled with Titan M2. The tablet comes with a charging speaker dock.

It comes with a 11-inch display and will be available in two variants – 8GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB. It features an 8MP camera at the back and an 8MP camera at the front.

When removed from the dock, it will offer up to 12 hours of video streaming. The tablet is equipped with 4 speakers. The tablet also comes with Chromecast built-in.

It is priced starting at $499 and will ship starting from next month. The tablet is up for pre-orders in selected markets starting from today.

Focus on AI

Help me write

Gmail will get a new feature, dubbed as “help me write” that will use AI to assist users in writing emails

Immersive view for routes

Google will use AI to offer immersive routes on Google Maps, offering an immersive view of travel routers to users. This will include a view of the weather across the day.

Magic Editor

Google Photos will get Magic Editor, an improved version of its popular Magic Eraser, which will allow users to edit the photo, including moving people, changing clouds, moving objects and more. This will be available in Google Photos later this year.

Metadata in AI generated images

To ensure proper responsibility, all AI generated images will come with watermarking and metadata, allowing you to identify AI generated content.

"We will ensure every one of our AI generated images has that metadata,” said Sundar Pichai, chief executive officer, Alphabet.

Bard to get more powerful

Google has announced that Bard, the company’s conversational AI chatbot has become powerful and has learned 20 coding languages, including Google Sheets functions.

The company has announced that code citation will improve in Bard, allowing users to click annotations to get the source. Bard will also allow users to click on a part of a code to understand its function.

Starting today, Bard is open to over 180 countries across the world. The chatbot also gets support for Korean and Japanese. It will soon get support for over 40 languages, including Hindi.

Duet AI for Workspace

Google’s applications such as Docs, Sheets, Slides and more will get AI support, allowing users to use prompts for getting work done quickly, using writing text, creating presentations and more.

The feature, dubbed as Duet AI for Workspace, will be available for “trusted testers” from this month and other users will get access later this year.

Google Search

Google Search gets generative AI, offering an integrated result. It will show an AI generated snapshot, allowing users to converse to get more results, get sources for lines in the snapshot and more.

Users will be able to ask follow up questions or select from one of the search prompts to get more information. With this, Search looks more like a conversation and allows you to easily scroll through your previous questions.

The feature will soon be available in Google Labs. Users in the US can sign up for the feature today.

Find My Device

Google is improving “Find My Device”, which will use nearby Android devices to help you find devices such as headphones, phones and more. Additionally, you can also use trackers from companies like Tile and Chipolo, which will also work with Find My Device.

Google has also worked on “unknown tracker alerts”, that will inform you if an unknown tracker is being used to track you.

Improved wallpaper customisation

Android gets improved wallpaper customisation, including emoji wallpaper and cinematic wallpaper. Emoji wallpaper allows you to use a set of emojis and create an interactive wallpaper using them. On the other hand, cinematic wallpaper will allow users to create 3D wallpapers using standard images.

Both the wallpapers will be available from this month, starting with Pixel devices.


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