Anticipate Google I/O 2024 on May 14: A Sneak Peek into What’s Coming

Updates on Gemini and the Launch of Pixel 8a Could Be on the Agenda
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Mark Your Calendars: Google I/O 2024 Begins on May 14, Here’s What We Anticipate

Google I/O 2024 is set to commence on Tuesday, May 14 at 10am PST (1pm ET / 6pm BST), extending into the subsequent day.

If past events are any indication, the keynote will likely be delivered by CEO Sundar Pichai at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, the venue for the previous years’ events. The event will be broadcasted in front of a live audience, and a livestream will be available for global viewers.

The specifics of what will be unveiled at Google I/O 2024 remain a mystery. The tech giant unexpectedly announced the event after launching an interactive puzzle game on its website. Despite the limited details, we can make educated guesses about the potential highlights based on the company’s recent activities.

Anticipated Updates on Gemini

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is expected to be a major focus at the event. The first quarter of 2024 has already been significant for Google AI with the introduction of the Gemini models, Google’s proprietary LLM, and the rebranding of several other AIs under the Gemini name. We anticipate multiple demonstrations showcasing the capabilities of this technology. More information may also be revealed about Gemma, the open-source counterpart of Gemini.

It’s plausible that Pichai or another presenter will address plans to enhance their AI’s performance. As some may know, Gemini has recently faced criticism for inaccurate representations of ethnic groups and persistent issues with hallucinations. These are areas where improvements could be expected.

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New Hardware Launch and the Introduction of Android 15

Google I/O 2024 is likely to witness the unveiling of the mid-range Pixel 8a. Given that the Pixel 7a was revealed at I/O 2023, it’s plausible that its successor will follow suit.

Recent speculations suggest that the Pixel 8a will be powered by the Tensor 3 chipset and may be slightly larger than its predecessor. However, certain design elements of the Pixel 8a, such as the large bezels around the display, have raised some concerns.

In addition to new hardware, we can also anticipate the full debut of Android 15. The developer preview of Android 15 was released in mid-February, offering the world a glimpse of the upcoming operating system. While details about the OS are still sparse, we expect the return of lock screen widgets and the ability to save pairs of apps, among other features.

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Google I/O 2024: A Blend of Certainties and Speculations

While we can confidently anticipate new AI developments, the launch of Pixel 8a, and the introduction of Android 15 at Google I/O 2024, other potential reveals remain speculative.

For instance, there could be the unveiling of new hardware such as the Pixel Watch 3, but it’s not a certainty. As pointed out by Tom’s Guide, the Pixel Watch 2 wasn’t announced at I/O 2023 but was instead revealed during the Made By Google event in October.

The same holds true for the Pixel Tablet 2. The company might be reserving that reveal for another occasion. If anything, I/O 2024 is likely to feature minor updates to other Google products, such as new Workspace tools and features for Android 14. It’s not expected to be anything too dramatic. The spotlight will likely be on Gemini.

Online registration for the event is currently open and free for everyone, allowing you to stay informed about the schedule and upcoming content. Please note that registration will require the creation of a Google developer profile.

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