Google I/O 2022 came and went, and there were a lot of announcements at the two-day developer conference. Pixel was the star of the show, though, with Google giving us a ton of Pixel announcements to get us through the summer, fall, and even 2023.
Have you watched the Google I/O keynote? If so, which Pixel device are you most excited about?
Some Pixel devices were pretty much expected at the event. The Pixel 6a arrives the fastest, with the same design as its flagship brethren. It will also be powered by the same flagship-tier Tensor chipset, which is impressive for a phone that starts at $449, pushing it into the iPhone SE (2022) territory. Sure there are some trade-offs, such as the lesser camera specs and 60Hz display, but you still get great performance and probably good battery life too.
The Pixel Buds Pro will arrive 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 they look pretty good too.
Google was also nice 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 (much to the dismay of many). All we know is that they will use a next-gen Tensor chipset and have similar camera setups. We probably know even less about the Pixel Watch, which will launch alongside the 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 highly anticipated Pixel Watch is Finally coming.
Finally, Google gave us an extremely early look at the upcoming Pixel tablet. In terms of design, it’s quite simple and doesn’t exactly scream “premium”, but apparently it will compete with the best Android tablets on the market. Unfortunately, we won’t get a launch until sometime in 2023. Still, it speaks to Google’s commitment to improving the Android tablet experience. That’s 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 give us your opinion.