Google I/O 2023 date announced: Android 14, Pixel 7a and everything else to expect

Google revealed that it will host its annual developer conference of the year on May 10. The event will be streamed live on Google’s YouTube and other social media platforms. Google I/O 2023 will take place on Wednesday, May 10. That's in line with when Google normally holds its developers conference — last year's edition took place on May 11 and May 12, for example.

Google has announced the date for its 2023 I/O event. The company revealed that it will host its annual developer conference of the year on May 10. The event will be streamed live on Google’s YouTube and other social media platforms.

The tech giant is expected to announce the next generation of the Android operating system and some hardware products as well. The tech giant could opt for the same strategy for the Pixel 7a as well. The company, though, hasn’t revealed any details about the upcoming affordable Pixel phone yet.

Pixel 7a expected to launch

The successor of the Pixel 6a is expected to feature a similar design to the flagship Pixel 7 smartphone. Now, in terms of hardware setup, the smartphone, just like any other Pixel device, is expected to offer a high-resolution camera system.

The specifications are not known yet but it is safe to say that the camera performance of the Pixel 7a will be among the best in the price segment

What Are the Dates for Google I/O?

Google I/O 2023 will take place in person on May 10, 2023, but the exact dates have not yet been announced.

How To Register to Attend

The event is free and open to all, but if you register, you can save content and chat in I/O Adventure, a virtual event that launched in 2021.

How Much Is Google I/O?

The online event has been free since 2021.

Where Is Google I/O Held?

Google I/O takes place at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA. That city is home to Google; it's about 40 miles south of downtown San Francisco.

Much of the event is virtual, but a limited number of attendees will be onsite.

Google Pixel Tablet

Google actually previewed this Android tablet at the 2022 edition of Google I/O promising that it would ship sometime in 2023. We're now four months into the new year with no sign of a tablet yet or any hint about how much it will cost. Google could come full circle on the Pixel Tablet by releasing it for good during Google I/O 2023, assuming the tablet's not in line for a launch later in the year.

Pixel 7a

The original Pixel 3a made its debut at a past Google I/O, and Google teased the summer release of last year's Pixel 6a at the 2022 developer conference. With the Pixel 7a expected to come out in the same time frame as the 6a, a Google I/O 2023 preview isn't out of the question.

The highlight of the Pixel 7a could be a display with a 90Hz refresh rate, though we're not certainly if Google will want to reserve that capability for its regular Pixel flagship. There's also a possibility of an improved main camera.  

Pixel Fold 

There's precedent for Google showcasing all of the other hardware we've mentioned up until now. A foldable phone would be unprecedented simply because it's something Google's never released. However, lots of rumor mongers claim Google is about to do just that with a  brand new Pixel Fold device. 

Pixel 8

It's possible that Google could tease the design and topline features of the Google Pixel 8 at Google I/O 2023 without going into a ton of detail, just as it did for the Pixel 7 at I/O 2022. A full reveal would come later. We've already seen some leaked Pixel 8 renders and Pixel 8 Pro renders(opens in new tab), so it could happen. 

Android 14

Android 14 is likely to be the highlight of the Google I/O 2023 event. In addition to the Android 14 operating system, the company is also expected to announce an affordable Pixel smartphone dubbed Pixel 7a with Tensor G2 processor, high-resolution camera, and more. The company has revealed anything about the Pixel 7a yet but rumours and leaks circulating on the internet have tipped some key details.

At least one Google watcher thinks the device will get a preview at Google I/O this spring before launching later in the year, potentially around June. It would certainly give developers a chance to lay eyes on Google's foldable phone and maybe inspire them to develop apps that take advantage of the extra screen real estate.

What Kinds of Topics Are Covered at Google I/O?

Announcements tend to involve updates to Android and the Pixel phone line, plus many other Google products.

The 2022 Google I/O event discussed updates to the next version of the Android 13 operating system. In addition, Google launched the Pixel 6A phone, as well as Pixel Buds Pro and Pixel Watch.


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