The Google I/O 2023 was packed with announcements. In the event, Google has announced some major updates to the Pixel lineup and showcased all of its latest AI advancements. And you might not have had the chance to watch the event live.
Well, we have rounded up all the biggest announcements that have happened in the Google I/O 2023 event. So, let’s not waste any more of your precious time and get right into them.
Three New Devices In the Google Pixel Lineup
Google Pixel’s hardware took the spotlight during the Google I/O 2023 event. The lineup now has three brand-new products, Pixel Fold, Pixel Tablet, and Pixel 7A. Among them, the Pixel Fold is Google’s current high-end mobile device. It has a whopping $1799 price tag, and it made Google enter the foldable market.
As showcased in the Google I/O 2023 event, the Google Pixel Fold has a 5.8-inch cover display and a 7.6-inch inner display. Both of them are OLED panels that have support for 120Hz refresh rate.
In the middle, you have the Google Pixel Tablet, which is an 11-inch tab that’s priced at $499. At the core, it acts both like a regular tablet and a smart home display, thanks to the inclusion of the magnetic charging dock that has built-in speakers.
Finally, the Google I/O 2023 event officially unveiled the Google Pixel 7a. It features a 6.1-inch 1080p display with support for a 90Hz refresh rate. The “mid-range” device comes with a $499 price tag and has the same Google Tensor G2 chipset that’s inside the Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet.
AI-Powered Snapshots on Google Search
The Google I/O 2023 event brought out a very important announcement for Google Search. It is getting AI snapshots, which will enable you to get AI-generated answers alongside the regular results. The keynote showcased the feature of staying at the top of your results, which has options to narrow down the information and answer follow-up prompts.
If you are wondering, these AI snapshots will feature the power of Google’s large language model, PaLM 2. That’s another thing Google announced at the I/O 2023 event. The new model is powering 25 Google services, including the Bard chatbot. And as per the keynote, it brings a lot of improvements in coding, reasoning, and translation.
Answers From Actual Humans on Google Search
From the Google I/O 2023 event, it’s clear that Google knows a large number of users are relying on “Reddit” to get answers from actual humans. To capture those users, Google is rolling out the Perspectives feature. It sources all the answers from Stack Overflow, Reddit, personal blogs, YouTube, and other sites.
Google Bard Is Now Fully Public
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At the Google I/O 2023 event, the company announced that its AI-powered chatbot is now available for everyone. Google is also integrating a host of new features, such as translating Korean and Japanese languages. Also, exporting the generated text to Gmail and Google Docs is now easier.
In addition, the AI chatbot has a brand-new dark mode and new visuals. Google I/O 2023 keynote also shed light on Google’s future plans, which include adding AI image generation that utilizes Adobe’s Firefly. There will be third-party services too.
AI-Powered Customization Options On Android
It’s not just the Bard and Google Search that got AI treatment at the Google I/O 2023 event. Google says that it will also bring AI-powered features to Android. Among them, one of the key highlights is the Magic Compose. It will be within the Messages app and allow you to reply to texts with AI-suggested responses.
Moreover, Google is adding a feature that will let you use AI to create your own wallpaper on Android. Also, there will be a Pixel-exclusive feature dropping in next month. That will enable you to customize your Pixel device with “cinematic wallpaper,” adding depth to your existing photos.
New and Improved Wear OS 4 Is Set Arrive Soon
Although the Wear OS 3 has not been fully rolled out, Google has already announced the Wear OS 4 at the Google I/O 2023 event. According to the announcement, the Wear OS 4 will focus on improving the battery life. It will also bring features that will enable the users to back up and restore their smartwatches.
There will be better smart home integrations on Wear OS 4 too. Those will let you control the smart devices that are in your home. That said, Wear OS 4 is now available as a developer preview, with its full availability announcement will come later this year.
Revamped Google Home App
With the Google I/O 2023 event, the redesigned Google Home App became public. It is no longer an invite-only Public preview. And in case you didn’t know, the app comes with some significant improvements. That includes a new Favorite tab, a better camera interface, and support for a broad range of devices.
AI-Powered Magic Editor In Google Photos
Google Photos is getting AI treatment too. As the Google I/O 2023 event showcased, the feature will let you make huge changes to photos without needing to go through any hassles. That includes moving an object or person, enhancing the sky, and eliminating things and people from the background.
Duet AI for Workspace
During the Google I/O 2023 keynote, Google unveiled a brand-new name for the suite of AI tools that will be available in Sheets, Docs, Slides, Gmail, and Meet. Named Duet AI, it will bring features that will let you generate images from text in slides, compose an email, and do many other things.