Google I/O 2021 will bring a number of critical product-based updates and even announcements related to those. The event will start from the 18th of May and will continue till the 20th of May. This totally virtual event will enlighten us about Android 12 and show the new Wear OS that they have been designing in a better way.
Last year’s event was ruled out because of the outbreak of the pandemic. So this year, the event will be an all-virtual event. The previous records tell us that this event is actually for the developers who have been designing new applications and other such things based on the technologies that the company provides us. Even this year, the pattern will be maintained. There will be some significant announcements about the Wear OS, the new Android OS, the Google Assistant, and the latest smartphone, Pixel 5a.
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How can we watch the Google I/O 2021 Livestream?
The event will start from the 18th of May and will continue till the 20th of the month. The keynote address will be available from 10 AM PT (which is 10:30 PM IST). All the events can be seen via live stream on the company’s social media channels. The video posted below can also directly take you to the live stream.
Developers will have to register themselves for the session. Then they will be allowed to attend the live sessions and the virtual workshops. Every specific topic will come with their specific sessions like Google Play, Android, Progressive Web Apps, Chrome OS, Smart Home, and many others.
A few things we can expect from this event are-
1. Android 12:
Android 12 is the most prominent and significant announcement at the event. The company has already released the previews of three developers. The previews were released as an update to the already present Android 11. The details which are available at the current state that there will be a different notification panel, updated conversation widgets that will be present on the home screen to keep the user updated about the calls and the messages that the user has been receiving. There will also be a feature about the support of the AVIF image format. The company is also trying to improve the picture-in-picture experience while playing the videos.
For further details on Android 12, you can read out the detailed article posted below.
This particular feature will also be receiving a massive amount of updates. The event will provide us with detailed information about the updates. In some of the leaked screenshots, we have seen that there are new colored interfaces. The new features provided in the Assistant will be aimed at making the Smart home Technology even better than what it is now. However, we should not expect to hear about any smart home products during the event.
3. New Wear OS:
The event should also announce some of the new features that the company is planning to introduce in its Wear OS. These changes will be made to give some tough competition to the Apple watchOS. The company has kept Fitbit on board, which will help improve the Wear OS with new features dedicated towards fitness.
4. Announcements related to Hardware:
The company generally avoids any kind of hardware announcements during such events. However, it seems that the company might give some details on Pixel Buds A and Pixel 5a 5G. The phone will make its debut in this year’s August.