Google releases Session Schedule for I/O 2024: Pixel 8a to go official

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Last month, Google confirmed the date for its annual I/O 2024 to be May 14, 2024. Now a few weeks before the event, Google has released the session schedule for the I/O 2024. The comprehensive session schedule includes loads of software updates that will be announced by Google along with some hardware rollouts as well. The I/O 2024 will include 150+ sessions and learning content that also includes the “What’s New” segment. The focus will majorly be on four areas-

  • Mobile
  • Web
  • AI/ML
  • Cloud

The Google keynote will begin at 10:AM PT for two hours followed by all these sessions that will last for a day.

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Google I/O 2024: Session List

Let us have a look at the comprehensive sessions Google I/O 2024 will cover.

(A) Mobile

  • What’s New in Android- The session will focus on Android development covering generative AI, Android 15, Jetpack, Compose, and much more.
  • What’s New in Android Development- The session will focus on what’s new in Android Studio for app makers.
  • What’s New in Firebase for building AI features- It will help you learn how to harness the power of generative AI to make modern, dynamic applications that users love.
  • What’s New with Google Play app- the session will focus on how one can grow their business on Google Play with the latest tools and updates.
  • Generative AI on mobile and web with Google AI Edge- learn how generative AI can be bought to mobile and web to support PyTorch models.
  • The Gemini API- Using Gemini AI Studio to get best practices to integrate Gemini for AI apps.
  • Android for Cars- Google’s innovation in terms of automation and how new experiences will be enabled for car users.
  • Building UI with Material 3 adaptive library- Using the Material 3 library to make adaptive UI like supporting panes, list details, and more.
  • WearOS updates- Latest features coming to Wear OS and how to use them.
  • Modern Android Media & Camera Experiences- Engaging with social media and entertainment on Android.
  • Google TV and Android TV OS Updates- Updates on Google TV UX, platform features, and what’s new.
  • Passkeys and digital identity- New innovations that will improve sign-in and sign-up using passkeys.
  • Google Pay and Wallet- How will google pay and Google Wallet work will be explained.

And much more.

(B) Web

  • Flutter updates- The session will talk about how to build modern web apps with Flutter, Dart, and WebAssembly.
  • ChromeOS updates- New capabilities and OS integrations for Chrome OS.
  • Angular updates- New features for Angular to enhance developers’ performance.

And much more.

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(C) Artificial Intelligence

  • New Features of Google AI.
  • Generative AI on mobile and web with AI Edge.
  • Ai-assisted coding to better software development.
  • AI-based creativity for images.
  • Gemma Models upgrades.
  • LLMs with Keras.
  • Automating Google Workspace with Gemini

And much more.

(D) Cloud

  • Updates for Google Cloud and Google Workspace.
  • AI-assisted creativity for images.
  • Build better data-driven apps with Firebase and Google Cloud.
  • Interactive experiences with Google Meet.
  • Building apps for Google Chat with Gemini.
  • Deploying JavaScript frameworks to cloud run.

And much more.

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Google I/O 2024: Expected Hardware launches

Google Pixel 8a

Historically, Google has been launching the Pixel-A series devices during I/O every year. The same is expected to continue this time as Google Pixel 8a is tipped to go official on May 14. Based on leaks, Pixel 8a will have the same pixel design and sport a 64MP camera at the back along with a 13MP wide-angle sensor. The device is expected to be powered by Tensor G3 chipset and features a 6.1-inch FHD+ OLED panel with 120Hz refresh rate. It will have up to 256GB storage and 8GB RAM along with a 4500mAh battery under the hood. The smartphone is said to be priced at around 550 USD.

Google Pixel Fold 2

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The second generation foldable Google Pixel Fold 2 might also be announced at the I/O 2024. Reports claim Pixel Fold 2 will get a new name Pixel 9 Pro Fold and go official in October with the Pixel 9 Series. It is said to arrive with a Tensor G4 chipset and feature 16GB RAM. It will come with AI capabilities as well.

Earlier some reports tipped about Google showcasing 3rd generation Google Pixel Watch 3 during I/O 2024, but in actuality, it seems unlikely as there have been no developments on this front.

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Shivangi is an honours graduate in English from Delhi University with a passion for reading and writing. Always keen to know more about the latest gadgets, when she is not reading about tech, she loves listening to Hindi music and grooving to the latest Hindi beats.

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