GOOGLE I/O 2022 Posts on XDA

Android Auto finally looks like it’ll be great to use with an impressive redesign

While much attention is directed at mobile from Google I/O, Android Auto has its own deserved moment in the spotlight. Google is set to launch a big Android Auto redesign later this year and finally looks set to make it great to use in the car. Android Auto has been around for a while now but...

Google Home extension for Visual Studio Code is now available

Developers building for Google Home have a fancy new tool to play with as of Google I/O. It was first talked about in 2021, but now, the Google Home extension for Microsoft's Visual Studio Code is now available. Visual Studio Code is one of the most popular IDEs available on Windows, Mac, and Linux (including...

Android TV’s “expanded” picture-in-picture mode is here with Android 13 Beta 2

During the excitement of a new Android 13 beta release, it's quite easy to forget that phones (and tablets) aren't the only things getting upgraded. While the initial Android 13 beta for Android TV was a bit underwhelming, the latest version includes something that users have been wanting for quite a while -- a revamped...

Google I/O 2022 Recap: Everything you need to know from Google’s big tech event

Google I/O 2022 is done and dusted, and boy is there so much exciting stuff to talk about. While Google I/O has traditionally remained a software-focused event, the story was a bit different this year. The new Pixel hardware stole the show this time around, as Google not only announced the Pixel 6a and Pixel...

Google I/O details the next Chromebook features you’re going to love

Google I/O isn't all about new phones and smartwatches, it's a developer conference, after all. So that means software gets its fair share of attention, including Chrome OS. Google has detailed some of the features coming to Chromebooks in the near future, with a number of quality of life improvements heading our way. Some were debuted...

Google Pay virtual cards will soon make your online purchases more secure

Google has announced an expansion of its virtual cards in Google Pay, promising to make online purchases even more secure. In the coming months, users will be able to use virtual cards for their purchases on Android and desktop devices using Google's Autofill, whether they have a Visa, American Express, MasterCard, or Capital One card. Virtual...

Google’s affordable Pixel 6a is officially coming to India later this year

Pixel fans in India rejoice! The newly announced Pixel 6a is officially coming here, marking the return of Google's Pixel line to the Indian smartphone market after nearly a two-year hiatus. There have been rumors in the past weeks that Google might bring the Pixel 6a to India, and that has indeed turned out to be...

Google Home gets a fancy new homepage and ‘works with’ program

There is a lot to digest from Google I/O, and one of the categories that's getting a lot of love is the smart home. Later in 2022 the long-awaited launch of Matter, the open smart home standard part-developed by Google, will finally launch. Ahead of this, Google Home is getting in order, starting with a...

Google is updating more than 20 first-party apps to look good on Android tablets

Google is finally getting serious about Android tablets. With players like Xiaomi, OPPO, Vivo, and Realme entering the tablet scene, the time is ripe for Google to put in some work to improve the Android experience on big screen devices. Earlier this year, Google announced Android 12L to make Android look good on foldables and...

Google’s Magic Eraser can now change object colors

Google's Magic Eraser is quite.. magical. For those unfamiliar with this feature, the company first released it as a Pixel 6 exclusive. It allows users to edit out people and objects from shots in the Google Photos apps. Thanks to the company's unrivaled machine learning (ML) models, we now don't have to post photobombed shots...

The all-new Google Pixel Buds Pro with ANC arrive in July for $199

After a major leak last week, Google has finally announced the latest addition to its wireless earbuds hardware lineup, the Pixel Buds Pro. The earbuds will be available in four colors, come priced at $199, and will go on sale starting in July. The Pixel Buds Pro are Google's latest foray into the world of personal...

Firebase App Distribution helps developers test their apps before launch

When developers want to test their apps and make sure they work, it's important to test them on groups of people and to ensure that all of the feedback and testing data they get is of a high standard. Google’s Firebase is a pretty comprehensive set of development tools that can help do exactly that,...