Google is hosting its next I/O developer conference on May 14. The company follows its tradition of publishing “Break the cycle puzzle” before revealing the dates for its annual developer-focused conference. This will be a private event and will be streamed live on all official Google channels. The annual event is expected to focus on Google’s latest advances in AI. The event is supposed to reveal the new features that will arrive in Android 15, Chrome and other Google services like Gmail, Google Photos and others. It is expected to tease some new hardware, including the Google Pixel 8a.

The tech giant revealed the date for this year’s I/O conference through a special event website on Thursday (March 14). The live event will take place on May 14 at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California, the regular venue for the I/O conference. As always, Google is expected to live stream the keynote via the I/O website and its YouTube channels. The developer session may be limited to attendees. As in years past, developers can register for the event for free and receive email updates on the schedule and content.

In addition to developer-focused talks about apps and product developments, Google’s annual event is expected to reveal the next steps in the fast-growing field of AI, including possible Android XR and Gemini announcements. We’ll likely learn about new features on Chrome, Android 15, and other Google products.

Google showed off the Pixel 7a at least at the annual event. Based on this, the company is expected to unveil a glimpse of the upcoming Pixel 8a smartphone during the May 14 event. It is said to feature a 6.1-inch display with a 90Hz refresh rate and may run on Google’s Tensor G3 SoC along with 8GB of RAM. It is expected to be more expensive than its predecessor.

Last year’s I/O also saw the launch of the Pixel Fold as Google’s first foldable phone. So we can also expect potential teasers for the Pixel Fold 2 and Pixel 9 series this time around.

Google I/O 2023 saw the search giant repeatedly tell us it cares about AI, alongside the launch of its first Pixel-branded foldable phone and tablet. This year, the company will load its Android apps, services and operating system with AI technology. We discuss this and more on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast. Orbital is available at Spotify, Ghana, JioSaavn, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music and wherever you get your podcasts.
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