Google I/O 2024: Dates, Rumors, News, and Everything Else To Know

The company showed off the Pixel Fold, Pixel Tablet, and more

Google I/O is an annual conference for developers held by the tech giant. I/O stands for 'input/output,' a classic computing term referencing communication between a computer and the outside world.

What Are the Dates for Google I/O?

Google I/O 2023 was held on May 10, 2023. No dates have been set for future I/O events but we expect it to happen in May or June of 2024.

How To Register to Attend

The event is free and open to all. Watch here for 2024 registration info to come.

How Much Is Google I/O?

There is no fee to attend. 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 also participate onsite.

Google I/O 2023 Recap

Announcements include Android and Pixel phone line updates and other Google products. The company unveiled the much-rumored Pixel Fold and Pixel 7a at the May 2023 event and revealed an update to the previously announced Pixel Tablet.

The Google Pixel Tablet features Google Tensor G2, a chip that uses AI to provide you with a personalized experience; it comes as a package with a charging speaker dock.

Google Pixel Fold, which has a 7.6-inch display when unfolded, is also outfitted with Google Tensor G2 and adapts to how you want to use it.

The 2023 Google I/O event also focused heavily on integrating generative AI into Google's existing products and LLM-driven new apps and functionalities.

In addition to Smart Reply and Smart Compose, Gmail will have a Help Me Write feature that helps you write complete emails in just a few seconds. Google Maps now includes an immersive view for route previews by bike, car, or on foot.

Google Photos offers a Magic Editor with advanced editing capabilities to remove unwanted objects from images, change backgrounds, and even center out-of-frame images.

Now that Google has ended the wait list for its LLM, Bard is freely available. Google has improved Bard with new features that let you export text to Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Sheets.

In addition, Google will add tools to Bard, including services and extensions to enhance the user experience. For example, you can describe an image, and Bard will generate a series of pictures.

Bard will be available in 180 countries and over 40 languages in the next few weeks.

Google also announced new features for its devices, including built-in WhatsApp capabilities for Google Watch.

Moreover, it has developed an upgrade to the Find My Device feature that uses the entire network to locate your device. It also announced RCS, a new protocol for messaging that provides a seamless experience for group chat.

On top of that, Android 14 devices now offer a new AI-driven home screen experience with customizable wallpapers that can include emojis or turn any photo into a 3D image.

The Latest News About Google I/O

While you can always read the latest technology news on Lifewire, here are some pieces of interest involving Google I/O and Google products or services.

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