Google I/O is only a few weeks away, and we don’t really know a whole lot about what Google has up its sleeve. We do know that Android Q will take some stage time, and we expect to hear more about the company’s new gaming service, but outside of random product updates, Google I/O is somewhat of a mystery.
Google I/O will once again be Mountain View, Calif., at the Shoreline Amphitheater. The outdoor event space will host Googlers and I/O attendees from May 7 to May 9.
This year will feel a bit different because Google is all but guaranteed to announce two new Pixel smartphones during the I/O presentation, adding a lower-cost option smack dab in the middle of the typical smartphone refresh cycle. You can still expect to hear a ton about AI advancements, machine learning, and, yes, even good old search over the course of the keynote.
I/O is typically focused on software, but it seems likely that it will make several hardware announcements this year. Based on the high frequency of rumors for Google’s Pixel 3A midrange phone, we may see it onstage during the keynote. The I/O keynote might also bring an unveiling of the rumored Nest Hub Max.