Android 13, Google Maps … follow the conference announcements live

Google launches its annual developer-dedicated conference, Google I / O, on Wednesday night. The ability to fill up on announcements for Android 13, but also to present new products such as, perhaps, Pixel Watch or Pixel 6a.

Invitation to the Google I / O 2022 Conference
Invitation to the Google I / O 2022 Conference // Source: Google

This Wednesday, Google opens the doors to the 2022 edition of its annual developer conference, Google I / O. As every year, this convention opens with a first plenary presentation, this Wednesday evening, followed by several more specialized conferences in the coming days.

How to watch Google I / O keynote live

Google undertakes, it is on YouTube, that the opening conference for Google I / O will be broadcast on Wednesday, May 11 at the end of the day. The conference begins at 19.00, French metropolitan time and can be viewed directly in the embedded video player below.

In addition, as usual for this type of event, you will find here a live commentary of the conference, but also the most important announcements in various articles and a live one on our Twitch channel.

Google I / O notifications live

19:24
An integrated interface

Google I / O 2022: Android 13, Google Maps… follow the announcement of the conference live

This is the first wow point of the evening. Google will soon be able to offer an interface over an image to meet a need. The example mentioned during the conference is simple: Faced with a bar of chocolate bars, Google Lens will offer stars to find out which one is best rated.

19:17
Multisearch near me

Google I / O 2022: Android 13, Google Maps… follow the announcement of the conference live

We move on to Google Search, the war scenes for Google. The giant recalled the advances in research as well as its latest novelty: multisearch. Clearly, it is the integration of images into a text search.

Tonight, the Mountain View company has added a small layer of complexity. It is possible to add “near me” to an image search. For example, you could take a picture of a dish and ask “near me”. Search is theoretically able to understand that you want to eat this dish near you. For now, this is a novelty reserved for English speakers.

19:14
Google docs will chew the work up for you

Google I / O 2022: Android 13, Google Maps… follow the announcement of the conference live

Google Docs will be able to provide summaries (TL; DR) of long documents. A feature enabled by the Mountain View Company’s advances in AI. Convenient for work.

To stay in the business world, Sundar Pichai remembered the various new features that Google Meet has benefited from in recent months, such as improved brightness.

19:13
YouTube will transcribe videos better

Google is also YouTube. The video platform adds the ability to generate captions automatically on the mobile. Its ability to offer a transcript of a video in almost 80 languages.


19:09

Google Maps is taking a step

Google I / O 2022: Android 13, Google Maps… follow the announcement of the conference live

Sundar Pichai announces new features in city modeling on Google Maps. The buildings will be modeled there and it will even be possible to visit certain places and restaurants.

He adds that Europe will soon be able to benefit from a feature that allows Maps to offer users a less polluting route. The same goes for Google Flights.


19:07

24 new languages ​​on Google Translate

Google I / O 2022: Android 13, Google Maps… follow the announcement of the conference live

Tonight’s first announcement: 24 new languages ​​join Google Translate. Sundar Pichai is also announcing an effort on Google Maps to better map certain areas of the world that are currently being ignored by the service.

19:02
It starts smoothly

Google I / O 2022: Android 13, Google Maps… follow the announcement of the conference live

Sundar Pichai is there on stage and thanks everyone for following the conference and recalls the conference in 2021, where Google’s various successes during the pandemic.

19:00
Og zééééé went

That’s where it begins!

18:55
More than five minutes

Take courage, it starts in five minutes. We look forward !

18:47
And now a timer

Google I / O 2022: Android 13, Google Maps… follow the announcement of the conference live

It’s time to count the minutes. Leave the concert, we now see the minutes roll in Google colors of course.

18:43
Our highest expectations for tonight

What are your expectations for the evening? We clearly, a Pixel Watch message is right at the top of our list. We’re also hoping for news on Pixel 6a. One thing’s for sure, we should be full of announcements around Android 13. And that’s cool already!

18:40
More than 20 minutes

We keep waiting. More than 20 minutes! Meanwhile, we enjoy a strange remix of the cranberries.

18:32
To wait, a concert

Google I / O 2022: Android 13, Google Maps… follow the announcement of the conference live

It’s original, to make us wait, Google is offering a concert by an artist, Mija, using Tone Transfer, a music application developed by … Google of course.

18:30.
H-30 min

Hello everyone and welcome to our Google I / O 2022 live! The event starts in 30 minutes.

Announcements are expected for Google I / O

As usual, the Google I / O conference should be aimed primarily at developers. This should therefore be an opportunity for Google to present primarily new software. We are of course thinking of Android 13, the next version of its mobile operating system, which should arrive in the final version this fall. If Android 13 is already released develops previewit is traditionally under Google I / O that the first beta version is released and that the company highlights the most important new features that are planned.

This year, on the side of Android 13 in particular, we expect security updates, more features for messaging applications, more synergy between the different devices and more varied fonts. , so many features are already teased by Google. In addition, the company had earlier this year announced several new features to get into audio – with spatial audio and multipoint Bluetooth – or to better use its Android smartphone with a Windows PC. Again, Google could say more during the conference on Tuesday.

Google I / O 2022: Android 13, Google Maps… follow the announcement of the conference live
Google Pixel Watch found in a restaurant // Source: Reddit / tagtech414

In addition to smartphones, the presentation should also form a small part of new products from Google. To highlight the new audio features of Android 13, some rumors predict the announcement of new Pixel Buds Pro headphones. It would also be an opportunity for the company to finally present its very first connected watch – equipped with Wear OS 3.1 – Google Pixel Watch. Finally, on the phone front, we can still hope for the presentation of a Google Pixel 6a or even – though unlikely – a collapsible Pixel NotePad.


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