Blog

Uncategorized What to expect at Google I/O 2019: Android Q, Pixel 3a, and more

Every new year brings with it a slew of announcements from the biggest names in the tech industry, and it’s Google’s turn to shine at Google I/O. For the fourth year running, Google I/O will be taking place at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. But while the surroundings remain the same, the announcements are always different, and we’re looking forward to seeing what Google has in store for us this year.

But things are changing a little more than usual, or so it seems. While Google I/O has traditionally been a place to show off Google’s latest software developments, there are hints that we may see new hardware at the show too. Here’s everything you can expect to see at Google I/O 2019.

GOOGLE ASSISTANT

Announcements of new features for Google Assistant are another tradition at Google I/O, and we doubt this year will be any different. Expect to hear more about Google’s appointment-booking A.I. Duplex, which recently rolled out to a range of Android and iOS devices U.S.-wide. Whether that means new abilities or worldwide rollouts we’re not sure, but it’s probable Google will be looking at Duplex’s A.I. as a big part of the future.

Google Assistant Connect is also likely to be mentioned, if not in the keynote, then in the workshops and talks instead. Initially announced at CES 2019, Google Assistant Connect allows third-party manufacturers to easily connect their smart devices to the Google Assistant, allowing the A.I. to access and control those devices.

Will we see anything else? Don’t rule it out. Google is constantly upgrading and adding new features to Assistant, and it’s highly likely the company will surprise us with something new and exciting in much the same way it surprised us with Duplex last year.

Author Details