Tech giant Google will be hosting its annual developer summit - Google I/O - from May 7 in San Francisco, California. This is the company's biggest event of the year, wherein developers, executives, and media persons from all over the world come together to witness the latest developments from the company.
Here's everything we expect Google to announce on the first day of Google I/O 2019.
Of course, the biggest reason Google I/O is hyped this year is because Google is unveiling two new budget Pixel smartphones - the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL. These phones will come with slightly underpowered internals, similar cameras, and lower battery life, but at a substantially lower price point. OnePlus, look out for the 3a series.
Apart from new Pixel phones, the latest Android update, Android Q, is expected to see an unveiling at Google I/O this year. The update has already been released in beta, and comes with new features like chat bubbles, pop-up settings menu, and more. However, we expect Google to release newer features like native support for screen recording, desktop mode, and support for foldable devices. Final release might happen sometime in October this year.
Google Duplex, announced at last year's Google I/O, is one of the best AI-enabled features by the tech giant. It has since expanded to 43 states in the US in the past 12 months, with more coming soon. Google is expected to announce support for non-Pixel phones on Google Duplex, and also name a few more states or countries.
At Game Developers Conference this year, Google announced its game streaming platform - Stadia. At Google I/O 2019, the company is expected to reveal how this service will work on Pixel, Chromebook, and Android devices.
Apart from Google Duplex, Google Assistant is also expected to get certain upgrades this year. We expect Google to reveal certain machine learning and advanced AI techniques.