GOOGLE I/O 2022 Posts on XDA

Google announces Flutter 3, now with macOS and Linux desktop support

Google created Flutter a number of years ago, with the aim to make a cross-platform software framework. Flutter's biggest strength is that it can be used to build applications for Android, iOS, Linux, Windows, macOS, and even the web, and all from the same shared codebase. While building apps for Windows received stable support back...

Android Studio Electric Eel Canary brings Live Edit to the Compose Preview

After months of testing on the Canary channel, Google finally graduated Android Studio Dolphin to the beta channel at its I/O Developer Conference today. The beta release packs various Jetpack Compose features and improvements, new features for the Wear OS emulator, and a couple of additional developer tools. Along with the Dolphin beta release, Google...

Android Studio Dolphin is now available in beta

Android Studio Dolphin has been in Canary for a while now. At its I/O Developer Conference today, Google has finally graduated it to the beta channel and introduced a new release, codenamed Electric Eel, on the Canary channel. Both the latest beta and Canary releases of Android Studio bring along a host of new features,...

Google sends Apple a direct message about iMessage at IO

It's no secret that Apple tends to stick to its proprietary solutions when it comes to its hardware and software. For example, the company still includes the Lightning port on all of the iPhones it puts out. In the meantime, most smartphone manufacturers have already switched to USB Type-C ports. It's a universal charger that works...

Android 13 Beta 2 is here with a new predictive back gesture

Android 13's first developer preview arrived in February of this year, and it recently had its first beta release. Now at Google I/O, the company has announced that the second beta is already available for download, and users can give it a try on their Google Pixel smartphones from today. Unlike “developer preview” builds which are...

Google reannounces and rolls out automatic summaries for long documents

During Google I/O 2022, Google CEO Sundar Pichai introduced a "new" feature that would bring automated summarizations to Google Docs. Despite the proclamation of it being new, the technology was previously introduced back in March 2022 for business users. Regardless, the technology is quite impressive, using machine learning models to parse data in order to...

Google Wallet app is here to replace your physical wallet & ‘Google Pay’

At its I/O developer conference today, Google finally announced the much-awaited Google Wallet revamp. The updated Google Wallet app will let you store everything from credit cards to digital IDs on your phone. The company is essentially trying to replace your physical wallet. And -- here's the kicker -- this new Google Wallet app will...

Google teases a new Pixel Tablet you can’t buy until 2023

Right at the end of the Android portion of the Google I/O keynote we got a true "one more thing" style moment with the tease of some new hardware. The Pixel Tablet is Google's next attempt at a tablet, and aside from the fact it uses the company's first-party Tensor chip, we know basically nothing. Well,...

Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro teased at I/O 2022

At this year's Google I/O, Google has teased the Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro, set to launch later this year in the fall. Both of these devices will be the latest addition to the company's flagship line of smartphones. They retain the same camera visor, though will implement a "new generation" of Google...

Your Chromebook’s Phone Hub is getting the ability to stream messaging apps

During its I/O 2022 keynote today, Google announced that the Phone Hub feature on Chrome OS is going to get the ability to stream your messaging apps. The way it's going to work is pretty simple. You'll see a notification pop up in the corner of your screen, and when you open it, you'll be...

Pixel 6a official with Google Tensor SoC, new camera features, and an affordable price tag

Rumors have been flying about the Pixel 6a for months now, and today at Google I/O 2022, the company officially lifted the covers off its next mid-range smartphone. The Pixel 6a is essentially a watered-down version of the Pixel 6, offering some of the noteworthy features from the flagship offering at an affordable price tag. Pixel...

Google’s new AI Test Kitchen app lets you test its conversational AI

Google has announced that it's working on an improved version of its conversational AI model, LaMDA 2, and to test it out, it's launching an app called AI Test Kitchen. As Google explains it, conversational language models aren't quite where we'd like them to be yet, so the AI Test Kitchen is designed to specifically...