The big developer conference, Google I/O 2023, is scheduled for May 10th and will be held in-person like Google I/O 2022, with a limited live audience. However, there is no limit to online registration and viewership, which encourages tech-savvy individuals to tune into the online event in large numbers.
How to Register?
Interested people can register for the event on Google’s website to participate, using their Google account. If they only want to watch the main keynote, it will be available on YouTube without registration. The main keynote will start at 10 a.m. PT and 1 p.m. ET on May 10th.
The event is free and open to everyone, but if the individuals register, they can save content and chat in I/O Adventure, a virtual event that was launched in 2021.
Where Is Google I/O Held?
Google I/O is hosted at the Shoreline Amphitheater located in Mountain View, CA, which is the hometown of Google and approximately 40 miles south of downtown San Francisco. While most of the event is virtual, a limited number of attendees will be present onsite.
How Many Days Will the Event be Held For?
Unlike recent years, Google I/O will take place on a single day. Previously, the developer conference would run for up to three days. It seems that the company wants to shift its focus away from this singular concentrated event and instead provide ongoing support to Android and web developers through other channels. More Google I/O Connect tie-in events are planned around the world for developers in the coming months.
What Can We Expect from Google I/O 2023?
This year’s I/O program is divided into four distinct sections that clearly reflect the conference’s theme. The four sections are mobile, web, AI, and cloud.
At the conference, one can expect to learn more about Google’s plans for Android 14 and ChromeOS. Specialized panels will cover topics like Google Pay, Material Design, Google Home, and machine learning. The conference will also feature deep dives into Dart, Flutter, and Firebase. Additionally, Google may reveal new hardware, including the budget Google Pixel 7a and the Google Pixel Fold. The company is also likely to introduce new Android 14 features and guide developers on how to use them effectively.
Furthermore, Google may introduce a new feature called “Colab” in Android Studio, its developer environment, to assist developers in fixing their code. The tool is designed to generate code based on input from programmers.
At last year’s developer conference, Google unveiled the Google Pixel Tablet. However, the company has yet to make it available to the public, nearly a year later. We can expect Google to address this at Google I/O 2023 and possibly announce the launch date and pricing.
It’s highly likely that the Google Pixel 7a will be launched at Google I/O 2023. The budget phone is rumored to feature the same Tensor G2 chip as the Pixel 7. According to current rumors, the phone will be available for purchase immediately after the event, so get your wallets ready. In contrast, the Google Pixel 6a was announced in May 2022, but it wasn’t available for purchase until the end of July.
According to rumors, the launch of the Google Pixel Fold, which is speculated to be Google’s first foldable phone, will likely take place in June.
At Google I/O 2023, one could also get a sneak peek at the upcoming Google Pixel 8 series, set to release at the end of the year. Google has followed this pattern before, providing early previews of the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro at last year’s event.
Google is expected to use its AI-related announcements to generate enthusiasm for its projects in this field. One of the featured projects will be the chat-based search engine called Google Bard.
There are rumors that Google might announce an image generation studio at Google I/O 2023 that creates and edits images and could rival Microsoft Designer. Additionally, Google is expected to unveil the third iteration of its AI Test Kitchen, a public testing ground for upcoming AI features. Another highlight of the event will be the introduction of a tool for other companies to build their own AI applications.
With Google I/O 2023 less than two weeks away, we anticipate an increase in rumors and speculations. Follow us on LinkedIn to stay updated on the latest news and updates regarding Google I/O 2023.