Google have unveiled a cornucopia of new devices and upgrades in their latest Google I/O keynote. Here’s a quick look at the hardware highlights.
While none of these exciting products are set for immediate release, they do give us a much better idea of what we can look forward to – and save up our hard-earned dollarydoos for!
Google Pixel 6a
Google’s new 5G Pixel 6a will pack features including their fastest Tensor chip running the show, extreme battery save that can allow up to 72 hours of life, and top photographic features. The 12MP snapper includes tech for such cool functions as removing unwanted things from your shots (‘Magic Eraser’), brightening low-light pics (‘Night Sight’) and representing skin tones with greater accuracy (‘Real Tone’). With a 6.1-inch OLED screen, currently it’s set for a July release in the colours charcoal, sage and chalk.
Long rumoured, Google are joining the smartwatch fray with their Pixel Watch. At the heart of it will be the Wear OS 3 operating system, complete with Fitbit integration. There’ll be swappable bands, but other details are scarce currently, but we expect to hear more in the not-too-distant future. It sure looks great though!
Pixel Buds Pro
Google are adding some colour options to our lives – charcoal, fog, coral, and lemongrass – with their new earbuds. Featuring active noise cancellation and volume equalisation, all packed inside a sleek charging case, they’re set to deliver around 11 hours of charge without ANC activated, or seven hours of listening pleasure with. They’ll also feature Bluetooth multipoint, so they’ll be able to be connected to two devices at once, and are IPX4 rated for water and sweat resistance.
Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro
This year’s flagship smartphone models were revealed. They’ll be powered by a next generation Tensor chip and Android 13, and we’ll have more details closer to release later in 2022.
Yes, Google are back in the Android tablet fray, with a release planned for 2023. Nothing much in the way of details were given, however it will pack Google’s powerful Tensor chip inside and is being billed as “a perfect companion to your Pixel phone.”
If you’ve ever fumbled with a language translation book or even app, then this new tech that was teased may be just for you. These AR glasses are set to allow real-time translation during conversations – talk about breaking down language barriers! No further details were divulged, and they may not see the light of day in their current form, but it is one of the most useful ways to harness augmented reality that we’ve seen so far. Well, other than Pokémon Go, of course!