Google IO 2022 event will kickstart tonight. Google’s annual developer conference will be held in Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, California today and at 10:30 PM IST, the keynote will start. For those interested, Google will be live streaming the event on YouTube. This time around, Google has been able to keep everything under the wraps as we still don’t know what the company might announce on the stage, especially when it comes to the hardware.
There are rumours that the company might announce the Google Pixel 6a smartphone, next-gen Google Nest Hub, Pixel Watch, and more. However, nothing has been confirmed yet. With just a few hours left to the event, Made By Google handle on Twitter has teased the launch of a new Pixel-branded device.
Google Pixel Device Launch Teased
See you at #GoogleIO tomorrow at 10am PT.
— Made By Google (@madebygoogle) May 10, 2022
Ahead of today’s keynote, Made By Google account on Twitter posted a tweet saying “Hey #TeamPixel!, See you at #GoogleIO tomorrow at 10 am PT“. The tweet also includes a short video of an invitation to the Google IO 2022. While the text or the video does not reveal anything about the Pixel device, this invitation certainly hints that Google might be launching at least one if not multiple Pixel products.
Google Pixel 6a, Pixel Buds Pro, and Pixel Watch
Among the top expected products, the Google Pixel 6a seems like the best content at the moment to be announced tonight. The Pixel 6a has been in the news for a few months now and it is rumoured to launch the Google IO 2022 as well. The device will be powered by a Tensor processor with at least 6GB of RAM. It will run Android 12 out of the box. It will likely feature a 12.2MP Sony IMX363 sensor and a 12MP ultrawide camera.
The Pixel Buds Pro TWS is expected to launch as well as the top of the line flagship audio product from Google. While there are no major leaks for the same yet, Jon Prosser has revealed that the Pro will be available in four colour options 一 Real Red, Carbon, Limoncello, and Fog. We can expect this product to feature ANC and even spacial audio support.
Lastly, the Pixel Watch could be announced or teased at the event. This will be Google’s first smartwatch and after the Fitbit acquisition, the company is expected to pack in a bunch of health and fitness-related features as well. A few leaked images gave us the first look at Google’s first smartwatch. The Pixel Watch will feature a circular display with a side button as well as a crown. It is also rumoured to offer a 300mAh battery.