Google I/O 2023: All the Important Updates you missed in the event


In the blink of an eye, Google I/O has come and gone, leaving us with a dizzying array of exciting new product launches and announcements. With so much ground covered in the keynote, demos, and developer talks, it's easy to feel like you might have missed something important. But fear not! We've got you covered with a comprehensive list of the top 30 things announced at I/O 2023. 

So sit back, relax, and get ready to catch up on everything you need to know about Google's latest and greatest innovations which includes;
  • Google devices
  • Google search
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Android
  • Bard and many more

Google I/O 2023 Event- All the important updates

Google I/O 2023 Updates

Google Smartphone

During the just concluded I/O 2023; 

1. Google unveiled their latest addition to the Pixel portfolio - the Google Pixel Fold. The tech giant's first-ever foldable phone is equipped with a 7.6-inch screen when unfolded, the latest Google Tensor G2 chip, and Android's split-screen functionality.

2. The Pixel Fold boasts of Pixel Camera favorites such as Real Tone, Magic Eraser, and Night Sight. It also features new camera capabilities such as the Rear Camera Selfie mode that produces the highest quality selfie ever taken on a Pixel. With just a quick gesture, users can easily trigger a countdown clock for selfies. Additionally, the device's tabletop mode allows for group selfies with the camera's timer triggered by the same gesture used for Rear Camera Selfie.

3. Aside from the Pixel Fold, Google also introduced the Pixel 7a to their A-Series. This new device is designed to be the most durable A-Series yet and features the iconic Pixel camera bar. With this new release, Google continues to expand its line of innovative smartphones.

4. During the recently concluded Google I/O event, it was announced that the Pixel 7a comes in two new colors - Coral and Sea, and features an upgraded camera with a 72% larger sensor than the Pixel 6a. The phone also boasts of an all-new 13-megapixel ultrawide lens and Long Exposure as well as Super Res Zoom - both of which are firsts on an A-Series device.

5. In addition to the Pixel 7a, Google also unveiled the Pixel Buds A-Series in the color Sea. Other hardware devices that were introduced include the Google Pixel Tablet with an 11-inch display, four built-in speakers, and the powerful Tensor G2 chip. The tablet also comes with a Charging Speaker Dock, turning it into a useful home device that you can use hands-free.

6. The Pixel Tablet is the first tablet with Chromecast built-in and is also the first tablet protected by the Titan M2 security chip. It also comes in three new colors exclusive to Google devices: Porcelain, Hazel, and Rose.

7. During the recently concluded Google I/O event, the design team unveiled a unique textile that creates a dampened feel for the Google Pixel Tablet’s dock.

8. Additionally, Google Meet on the Pixel Tablet uses Tensor's AI to keep users in the center of the frame and adjust the lighting automatically as they move around.

9. In a bid to add more fun to video calls, users can now choose from a selection of 360-degree backgrounds such as beaches and futuristic cities that adjust with their movements. 

10. Furthermore, Assistant voice typing on the Pixel Tablet is almost three times faster than regular typing thanks to machine learning technology.

11. Google also revealed new Pixel Tablet accessories, including the Pixel Tablet Case with a polished metal ring stand, which works with the Charging Speaker Dock, allowing users to view the tablet at different angles. Moreover, Made by Google partners unveiled their own accessories.

12. Customers can purchase the new Pixel 7a and pre-order the Pixel Tablet and Pixel Fold today. Those who pre-order the Pixel Fold will receive a free Pixel Watch, while buyers of the Pixel 7a can choose to receive Pixel Buds A-Series for free or 50% off Pixel Buds Pro.

On Google Search

13. Google have also announced the launch of Search Labs, a new platform for users to test and give feedback on products and ideas that the company is exploring. The feature is available on Chrome desktop and the Google App, with users able to tap the Labs icon in the app or on desktop to sign up.

14. One exciting development that users can expect to try in Search Labs is a new generative AI experience in Search, initially available in the US and in English only at launch. The feature takes search queries and uses AI to generate snapshots of key information, along with links for further exploration and suggested next steps. Users can then engage in a new conversational mode where they can ask Google more about the topic.

15. Another feature coming to Search Labs is a generative AI shopping experience built on Google’s Shopping Graph. When searching for a product, users will get a snapshot of noteworthy factors to consider, including products that fit their search, up-to-date reviews, ratings, and prices.

16. In addition to these new features, Google is also testing Code Tips, which provides pointers for writing better code, and Add to Sheets, which allows users to insert a search result directly into a spreadsheet and share it with friends.

17. Google is also testing a Perspectives filter in Search results, which lets users exclusively see firsthand or expert information from forums, social media sites, and video-sharing communities. With this feature, users can benefit from the experiences of others to inform their search results.

Workspace and Office

18. Google Workspace users have benefited from AI features in the past year, as they were able to write over 180 billion times with the help of AI. But this is just the beginning, as the company is now expanding the power of generative AI to all of the Workspace apps with Duet AI for Google Workspace.

19. Gmail users will soon be able to enjoy the benefits of AI-generated responses that take the context of email threads into consideration, making it easier to respond to messages on mobile devices.

20. Additionally, generative AI will be incorporated into Slides, allowing users to create images from text descriptions. With new AI tools in Sheets, data classification can be automated, and events and projects can be organized and analyzed faster.

21. In Meet, Google is introducing unique background generation for video calls, and Docs is receiving smart chips, variables, and templates to improve assisted writing. Users will soon see refined spell check and grammar suggestions in Docs, as well as a new proofread suggestion pane that helps with concise writing, avoiding repetition, and using a more formal or active voice.

AI (Indoor and Outdoor)

22. Google made several exciting announcements during this year's event, including updates to their popular Workspace apps and new features for Google Maps and Google Photos.

23. One exciting announcement is the introduction of Immersive View for routes in Google Maps. Users can now visualize every segment of their journey before embarking on it, whether they're driving, walking, or cycling. This feature will be rolling out in the coming months to several cities, including Amsterdam, Berlin, London, and Tokyo.

24. Additionally, Google announced the ability to delete recent searches directly from Maps with just a tap.

25. In Google Photos, the company introduced Magic Editor, an experimental editing experience that allows users to reimagine different aspects of their photos. For example, they can change an overcast sky to a bright blue one or reposition the subject of a shot. The feature will be available later this year to select Pixel phone users.

26. Another exciting announcement is the Universal Translator, an experimental AI video dubbing service that helps experts translate a speaker’s voice and match their lip movements, which could revolutionize learning comprehension.

27. Lastly, the new Google Home app will be available to everyone starting on May 11, featuring a Favorites tab that users can reorder at will.

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