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Google I/O 2023: What To Expect

12:01 AM May 08, 2023

Google will hold its annual tech demo event on May 10, 2023: Google I/O. It usually takes three days, but the company condensed the conference to a single day. The search firm may want more people to watch it online. Fortunately, you can and have many gadgets and apps to expect!

You can watch it on YouTube or attend the event in person. Then, prepare to see one of Google’s new smartphones, the Pixel 8. More importantly, you will see how the company will expand its artificial intelligence capabilities further. Everyone uses the Google search engine and its products, so you should know how they will change your life.


This article will discuss the rumored products and services for this year’s Google I/O. Also, I will explain how you can watch it online or attend it in person. Note that the event might not feature the items covered in this content. Nevertheless, you should see what to expect in the world of technology!

The most anticipated Google I/O products

  1. Google Pixel Fold
  2. Google Pixel 8
  3. Pixel Tablet
  4. Google Pixel Watch 2
  5. More AI features

1. Google Pixel Fold

Samsung’s foldable phones have inspired other manufacturers to create similar devices. That is why Google recently announced the Pixel Fold before its tech conference.

The search engine firm released a teaser YouTube video, “May The Fold Be With You,” on May 4. It refers to Star Wars Day, which is also on the same date. The ten-second clip does not reveal any of the phone’s features. Instead, it shows the smartphone unfold to enlarge its screen.

CNBC reported in April that the Google Pixel Fold would be a 5.8-inch phone that unfolds into a 7.6-inch tablet. Also, it will allegedly have a Tensor G2 processor and weigh 10 ounces.

The foldable phone would reportedly cost over $1,700. In contrast, the Samsung Z Fold 4 launched at $1,799. Perhaps Google I/O will show more features.

2. Google Pixel 8

The Pixel series represents Google’s flagship smartphone line. The upcoming version is the Pixel 8, which would likely appear in Google I/O 2023.

According to Android Authority, its roadmap allegedly features a new processor chip for the latest phone called the Tensor G3. At the time of writing, there are no details regarding this component.


The current version is the G2, lagging behind ARM’s latest cores. Google may catch up by incorporating more modern cores, such as the upcoming G2. The website also claimed the Pixel 8 will have a 2,268 x 1,080 display. Meanwhile, the beefier Pixel 8 Pro will feature a 2,822 x 1,344 screen.

The new Google phone might also have a video unblur tool like the Pixel 7. As the name suggests, it sharpens resolution to reduce blurriness in videos.

It might also improve the Night Sight feature to combine photos taken by the main and telephoto lenses. As a result, they enhance the center of Night Sight images.

The Pixel 7 cost $599, so the 8 would likely have a higher price. Android Authority says it will probably launch in September or October this year.

3. Google Pixel Tablet

The company teased the Pixel Tablet’s features in a separate blog before Google I/O. It seemed to have designed the gadget as a smart home hub.

It will enable you to control smart home devices like your lights and thermostat. Moreover, the Google Pixel Tablet will have a Charging Speaker Dock.

The accessory keeps the Tablet charged, enabling it to function 24/7. Also, it unlocks new features like hands-free help from Google Assistant.

We only have a few speculations regarding its specifications. According to 9to5Google, it will have two storage configurations: 128GB or 256GB.

It will also have a Tensor G2 chip and 8GB of RAM. Moreover, it would likely support Wi-Fi 6 but not GPS or cellular support. Lifewire says it may cost $650 to $700.

4. Google Pixel Watch 2

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We’ve discussed smartphones and tablets, so we should cover smartwatches next. However, there haven’t been many speculated features at the time of writing.

It will follow the Google Pixel Watch, so it’s safe to say it will improve upon its existing features. The smart timepiece provides easy access to Google Assistant.

Like Siri, it executes voice commands like switching on a smart light or answering questions. Also, the Pixel wrist gadget lets you confirm online purchases.

It integrates with Fitbit, letting it work as a fitness assistant. It monitors your vital signs to track your fitness goals and recommend wellness activities.

The Google Pixel Watch 2 would likely have additional features or improve existing ones. Also, it would probably have a sleeker and more comfortable design.

5. More AI features

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The meteoric rise of ChatGPT and other AI bots spurred Google to follow the artificial intelligence race. That is why it has been preparing numerous AI features for its products.

For example, it has already released AI functions in Google Docs and Gmail. The company has been testing more AI for the other Workspace apps we might see at Google I/O.

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The same goes for the upcoming generative AI for online searches. Here are the other artificial intelligence products we might see at the tech conference:

  • An AI-powered image generation studio
  • The Shopping Try-on feature lets you try on clothes digitally on YouTube.
  • Maya, which visualizes shoes in 3D
  • A video summarization tool
  • A wallpaper creation tool for Pixel phones
  • An AI app builder

How to watch Google I/O 2023

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You can watch the event online for free. Head to the Google YouTube channel, click the Live tab and select Google I/O. Also, you may register to attend the I/O technical sessions:

  1. Head to the Google I/O 2023 website.
  2. Then, click the Register button.
  3. Sign in with your Google account.
  4. Next, provide your name, company, country, and other required information.
  5. Wait until you receive an email explaining how to access I/O.

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Registration lets you access live and on-demand sessions. It will launch on May 10, 2023, at the Shoreline Amphitheater in California. Google has not offered tickets for live attendance at the time of writing.


Google I/O will occur on May 10. 2023, featuring the latest products and services from the world’s favorite search engine. Expect to see devices like the Google Pixel Fold.

It will likely show Google’s commitment to adapting to artificial intelligence. As discussed earlier, the tech giant has been busy developing AI features.

Everyone uses Google gadgets and apps, eventually affecting our daily lives. Ensure you benefit from these advancements by following the latest digital tips and trends at Inquirer Tech.

Frequently asked questions about Google I/O

What does Google I/O mean?

Google I/O is the annual developer conference from the world’s largest search engine. The “I/O” stands for Input/Output, an operation, program, or device that transfers data to or from a computer. Also, it is a shorthand for the slogan “Innovation in the Open.” More importantly, the event means more possibilities for the world of technology.

What usually happens in Google I/O?

This tech conference typically begins with the general Google keynote starting at 10:00 AM PT or 1:00 ET. It often includes a short speech from the CEO, who is Sundar Pichai. Then, it features individual and concurrent events regarding specific topics. You may learn more about them on the Google I/O website.

How many hours is Google I/O?

The tech company has not specified a length of time for the upcoming event. However, past Google I/O conferences lasted about two hours, so the next one would likely be as long. The Google YouTube channel will save a recording of the event so that you may watch it bit by bit. Also, you may play it in the background while doing other tasks.

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