Google I/O 2022 came and went, and there were plenty of announcements at the two-day developer conference. However, Pixel was the star of the show, and Google gave 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 looking forward to?
Some of the Pixel devices were fairly anticipated at the event. The Pixel 6a is the fastest to market and shares the same design as its flagship brethren. It’s also powered by the same flagship Tensor chipset, which is impressive for a phone that starts at $449 and puts it in iPhone SE (2022) territory. Of course there are some trade-offs, like the lower camera specs and 60Hz display, but you still get great performance and likely good battery life too.
The Pixel Buds Pro are coming alongside the Pixel 6a this summer and will finally give us the ANC Pixel Buds we’ve been asking for. They last up to 31 hours with the included charging case, support wireless charging and look pretty good too.
Google was also kind enough to give us a very early teaser of the Pixel devices we’re getting this fall. The Pixel 7 and 7 Pro will have a similar design to the Pixel 6 series, and no, they won’t have a matte finish as we were initially told (to the dismay of many). All we know is that they will be using a next-gen Tensor chipset and similar camera setups. We probably know even less about the Pixel Watch, which will launch alongside upcoming flagships. It will run Wear OS, offer LTE connectivity and be the first Wear OS device with Fitbit integration. Still, it’s exciting to know that the long-awaited Pixel Watch is here finally Come.
Finally, Google gave us a very early look at the upcoming Pixel Tablet. In terms of design, it’s pretty basic and doesn’t exactly scream “premium,” but apparently it’s going to compete with the best Android tablets out there. Unfortunately, we won’t be launching until sometime in 2023. Still, it 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 announcement? Leave a comment on our Facebook and Twitter Accounts to share your thoughts with us.