What's new to be announced during Google I/O 2019? Here are some of the most anticipated topics for the May 7 conference
May is here and, like every year, the appointment with Google I/O is approaching. The conference dedicated to developers targata Big G is traditionally held in the first half of May and, of course, 2019 is no exception. The Google I/O 2019, in fact, will be held at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View from May 7 to 9 next.
But what can we expect this year? The news in the air are really many: the excitement for the arrival of Android Pie will soon be just a memory, because Google wants to surprise users and professionals with its new announcements. Much space should be dedicated to the new Android Q and the new features included in the operating system for smartphones, but the Mountain View giant should also take advantage of it to unveil the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, its new budget smartphones. During the three-day event, the veils should also be removed from a new Google Home equipped with a screen. But let's see more in detail.
New Google smartphones: Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL
Among the most anticipated news of 2019, there are the new Google smartphones. Let's talk about the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL. During the Google I/O 2019, everyone expects the official presentation of the two devices. The various sources have already communicated some features of the phones, for example, both will have a set of 12-megapixel cameras, complete with Pixel Visual Core.
The differences between the two Pixel 3a will concern the screen size and the processor. In fact, the Pixel 3a will have a 5.6-inch display and will feature a Snapdragon 670, while the XL version will have a 6-inch screen and a Snapdragon 710. Perhaps Google will give more details on the price, which for now remains unknown.
New Android Q during Google I/O
Surely, the company will unveil details of the new version of the Android operating system. Among the features could be different features, such as Desktop Accessibility, which is a mode designed for those who want to use the smartphone as a PC. But some say that there will also be news regarding the Dark Mode.
The Beta version of the new system was released in March, and so some details are already under everyone's eyes. For example, Google has included the ability to watch chats even while using other apps, and probably Android Q will also include support for foldable phones. Not to mention, that the company is focusing a lot on increasing security for users, so there will definitely be features designed to protect privacy. The features included in the system will be many, but Google probably won't unveil all its cards during the conference.
Nest Hub Max
Artificial Intelligence will be the other big star of Google I/O. There will definitely be talk of the Nest Hub Max system, which will take the place of the current Google Home Hub. The company has already let slip some rumors, which will have to be confirmed on May 7. For example, the device will definitely have a larger screen, 10 inches with HD resolution, instead of the 7 inches of the Home Hub. In addition, it will support stereo speakers, which will improve the quality of sounds, especially music listened to by Google services.
It will feature a 12 MP camera that will allow video calls, and detect video movements so as to make the anti-theft even more effective. Finally, it should house a RAM memory of 2GB and an Amlogic T931 processor. All of these specs will have to be confirmed during Google I/O.
The other news
These were the main themes expected for the three-day Google conference. Of course, there will be much more news. In fact, by now the company has given birth to so many projects, to touch different areas of our existence. Surely we will talk about the evolution of Google Assistant, the cornerstone of its products. In addition, they will not be left out of the updates of Google Chrome and Chrome OS or even Stadia, the new technology dedicated to gamers. In short, are we sure that the company will only take three days to announce its news? We just have to wait for Google I/O 2019 to find out.