Google’s developer conference: what to expect and how to watch it

On Tuesday, Google will host its annual developer conference, where it’s expected to announce a bunch of AI-related news and software updates. Let's run through a brief overview of the company's potential announcements.

With the AI trend storming the tech world, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that a significant portion of this year’s event is focused on the latest AI updates. During the keynote, which starts at 10 a.m. PT on May 14th, Google’s Sundar Pichai is expected to tell more about the latest developments in the field.

Previously, it was reported that Google was working on a new virtual assistant, dubbed “Pixie”, which is a more personalized version of Google Assistant. It’s possible that during the keynote, the company will announce the assistant officially.

In any case, there will be plenty of other AI-related news about AI integrations in Google’s search and latest software products, including the operating system Android 15.

Google has already announced some of its features and released the Beta version for developers.

According to Android Authority, the new OS, codenamed Vanilla Ice Cream, may include features like partial screen sharing, sensitive notifications, new in-app camera controls, extended platform support for satellite connectivity, and more.

There will be more news about various other software products as well. After the keynote, at 1:30 p.m. ET, the developer keynote is scheduled, along with many sessions on a broad range of topics, including Wear OS5, Android for Cars, Google TV, and Android TV.

Even though Google’s I/O conference is focused on software updates, in the past, the company unveiled its Pixel phones, tablets, and other hardware at the event. However, last week, Google announced its budget AI phone, the Google Pixel 8a.

There is still a chance that the company might have some hardware surprises up its sleeve or, at least, provide details about its latest Pixel Fold phones and the capabilities of its Pixel 8a.

The event will be livestreamed on YouTube. You can find the link below.