At Google I/O 2022, the company’s annual conference for developers, Google announced a number of products and teased devices that are slated for a later launch.
Here are the latest Google devices announced during the event:
The new 6.1-inch Pixel 6a will serve as a successor to last year’s Pixel 5A. It features a design similar to last year’s Pixel 6 line, including a camera bar on the back of the phone for its dual rear cameras (12MP ultrawide and main).
Powering the phone is Google’s custom Tensor chip paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Like the Pixel 6, the Pixel 6A is equipped with camera features such as Night Sight, Real Tone, and Magic Eraser—with the last one getting an update. This time around, Magic Eraser lets you change the color of distracting objects in your photo so that it can blend in with the background.
The Pixel 6a costs $449, with pre-orders starting on July 21.
Pixel Buds Pro
The Pixel Buds Pro were also confirmed during the Google I/O 2022 keynote. These wireless earbuds come with active noise cancellation powered by a custom 6-core audio chip and Google algorithms.
According to the company, the Buds Pro feature Google Silent Seal, which helps the buds adapt to the shape of your ear for better sound.
Like the Pixel 6a, these $199 water-resistant buds are available for pre-order starting July 21.
Google’s first smartwatch has a domed circular design, customizable bands, and a tactile crown. It runs on Google’s Wear OS smartwatch software, and incorporates some Fitbit health-tracking features such as sleep tracking, heart rate monitoring, and other tracking capabilities.
Popular Google apps like Maps, Wallet, and Google Assistant will be part of the Pixel Watch.
Google has announced pricing, availability, and other specs yet. These will likely be revealed closer to the watch’s release at the latter part of this year.
Pixel 7 and Pixel Tablet
After announcing the Google Pixel 6a, Google also gave an early glimpse of the upcoming Pixel 7 series. Both the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro will use the next-generation version of the Google Tensor chipset that debuted in the 6 series, and both will run Android 13.
The Pixel 7 will be sporting two cameras in a pill cut-out while the Pixel 7 Pro adds a third dot cut-out to the mix, which could be a telephoto camera. Leaks have previously suggested the camera technology will stick to the same one found on the Pixel 6 range.
Meanwhile, Google is re-entering the tablet game with the Pixel tablet. There’s not much we know about the device except that it’s slated for a 2023 release.