Google I/O 2022 has come and gone, and there were a ton of announcements during the two-day developer conference. However, Pixel was the star of the show, with Google giving us a bunch of Pixel announcements to get us through summer, fall, and even 2023.
Did you watch the Google I/O keynote? If so, which Pixel device are you most excited about?
Some of the Pixel devices were pretty much expected at the event. The Pixel 6a arrives the earliest, sporting the same design as its flagship brethren. It will also be powered by the same flagship-level Tensor chipset, which is impressive for a phone that starts at $449, putting it into iPhone SE (2022) territory. Sure, there are some trade-offs, such as lower camera specs and the 60Hz display, but you’ll still get great performance and probably good battery life.
The Pixel Buds Pro are coming alongside the Pixel 6a this summer and will finally give us the Pixel Buds ANC we’ve been asking for. They’ll last up to 31 hours with the included charging case, support wireless charging, and they look great too.
Google was also kind enough to give us a very early look at the Pixel devices we’ll be getting this fall. The Pixel 7 and 7 Pro will sport a similar design to the Pixel 6 series, and no, they won’t have a matte finish as we were originally told (much to the dismay of many). All we know is that they will run a next-gen Tensor chipset and offer similar camera setups. We probably know even less about the Pixel Watch, which will launch alongside upcoming flagships. It will run Wear OS, LTE sports connectivity and be the first Wear OS device to feature Fitbit. Still, it’s exciting to know that the long-awaited Pixel Watch is ultimately coming.
Finally, Google gave us an extremely early look at the upcoming Pixel tablet. Design-wise, it’s pretty simple and doesn’t exactly scream “premium”, but apparently it’ll rival the best Android tablets on the market. Sadly, we won’t get a launch until 2023. Still, this speaks to Google’s commitment to improving the Android tablet experience, which is why the Pixel tablet was Andrew Myrick’s favorite announcement at Google. I/O.
So what about you? What was your favorite Pixel ad? Leave a comment on our Facebook and Twitter accounts to give us your opinion.