Google I/O 2022: How to watch and what to expect

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai revealed two months ago that this year’s Google I/O event would return live to the Shoreline Amphitheater, and it’s happening today. The Annual Developer Conference is a two-day event (May 11-12) that will be filled with keynotes, hardware announcements, software updates, and more.

Watch the Google I/O 2022 live stream here

Google I/O 2022 will begin with a keynote explaining how Google “continues its mission to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” It starts today May 11 at 10:00 a.m. PT (1:00 p.m. ET). This will be streamed live on Google’s YouTube channel (embedded below), so don’t worry if you can’t (or don’t want to) attend live.

You can also watch the livestream on the Google I/O 2022 homepage if you prefer, but feel free to stay here with us – we showered and smelled cool on this beautiful Wednesday afternoon. There will also be a developer keynote after the main Google keynote.

Google I/O 2022 Schedule and Agenda for Day 1

It’s going to be a busy two days for Google. Here’s a high-level overview of the agenda for Days 1 and 2…

Day 1

  • Google I/O Keynote (10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET)

  • Developer speech
  • What’s new on Android
  • The cloud built for developers
  • What’s New in Firebase
  • What’s new in Flutter
  • AI and machine learning for developers
  • What’s new for the web platform
  • What’s new in AR
  • What’s new in Google Play
  • What’s new in Chrome OS
  • What’s new in Google Home?
  • What’s new in Google Pay
  • What’s new in Google Pay Pass
  • Digitize your passes with the Google Pay API for passes

Day 2 (from 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET)

  • A deep dive into LCP optimization
  • A path to a world without passwords
  • Add machine learning to your developer toolkit
  • Africa’s Booming Developer Ecosystem
  • An introduction to MLOps with TFX
  • Analytics and tools for Google Home projects
  • Android solutions for a seamless connection on all devices
  • Quality of Apps on Google Play: New Features and Testimonials from Developers
  • Asynchronous operations in your UI using Workflows and Firestore
  • And more…

Google’s Day 2 lineup is far too long to list here. Needless to say, Google is pulling out all the stops for this two-day event.

What to expect at Google I/O 2022

We’re expecting a few hardware announcements at Google I/O, including the oft-leaked Pixel Watch. It will be Google’s first wearable device, and in a recent leak it drew praise for its design and comfort levels.
It is expected to be more of a teaser, not an official launch. If the rumors are true, Google will actually launch its Pixel Watch in October alongside the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. It’s also been suggested that the Pixel Watch will feature a rounded design, a proprietary connector for watch bands, and similar sensors to Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4. Google should offer two size options and several different colors for the wristbands.
There have also been rumors of a Pixel 6a in the works. Oddly enough, Google may have gotten its hands on a coloring book sent to its Pixel Superfans group. In the coloring book backthere is a reference to the Pixel 6a in the index, which does not appear in the online version of the same coloring book.
The Pixel 6a is rumored to feature a 6.2-inch OLED display, a 12.2 MP main camera flanked by a 12 MP ultra-wide sensor, an 8 MP front camera and the same Tensor chip than the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
We could also see Google unveiling a Pixel Buds Pro, and on the software side, more details on Android 13 (which is already available in beta) are inevitable.
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