Google I/O, the company’s annual developer is back this year, after taking a hiatus in 2020. Given the ongoing pandemic I/O is taking place digitally as well. Google will be streaming all other sessions as well. The three day conference will take from May 18 to May 20.
The event is also being streamed on the company’s YouTube channel. So far, Google has focused on new features focused around its key products which are Search, Maps, Photos, Google Lens, etc. We’re also getting a look at the new design for Android 12. It’s called ‘Material You’ and brings a major design change from redesigned widgets to apps. It will be coming to Pixel phones first, and later on to other Google products. Google also revealed that there are now 3 billion Android devices in the world.
The beta for Android 12 will be available from today for Pixel, OnePlus and Xiaomi devices, according to Google. Wear OS will be teaming up with Samsung’s Tizen it seems to create a new platform: Wear. The next Galaxy Watch will be powered by this upcoming platform, which will have a lot of new features and the ability to run Google apps.